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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in one of the most complex settings possible. A high number of cases are still being reported, most notably from the metropolitan areas of Katwa Health Zone during the past week. The decline in case […]

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Measles – Madagascar

WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak. …read more

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1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate. …read more

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What to know about hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is a viral infection that causes liver damage and inflammation. Its symptoms can include fever, nausea, and fatigue. Treatment tends to involve rest and making some dietary changes. Learn more about hepatitis E here. …read more

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    Pandemic preparedness has been a boon for US flu surveillance, but it won’t maintain itself

Pandemic preparedness has been a boon for US flu surveillance, but it won’t maintain itself

by Kim Krisberg
At the peak of the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, the Wisconsin state public health lab was routinely testing up to 300 specimens every day. On one day, the lab hit a record of nearly 500.
To generate results within 24 hours of receiving a specimen and keep up with its duties outside of […]

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