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Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Slowing; Case Numbers Reach Nearly 219K, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218,000 cases “A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on…

CDC-Supported Programs To Train Epidemiologists In Sierra Leone Help Curb Potential Widespread Disease Outbreaks

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Keeping Kids Healthy in Sierra Leone Regan Rickert-Hartman and Tushar Singh, epidemiologists with CDC, discuss “improving surveillance systems and training the public health workforce in Sierra Leone,” particularly following the Ebola epidemic. They write, “Sierra Leone now has 58 disease detectives trained through the Frontline Field…

U.N. Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti Continue To Fall Short

New York Times: U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone. “Even as the United Nations expresses growing alarm over a cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, the organization is increasingly worried about the fallout from a stubborn cholera scourge in Haiti that was caused by its…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Immunization, Surveillance Efforts

Washington Post: We’re closer than ever to eradicating polio — and yet there’s Syria Editorial Board “…The numbers [of polio cases] are so low today that eradication may indeed be within reach, if there is not another setback in the remaining endemic countries. For this, immunization and surveillance must be…

Safe Burial Teams Likely Prevented Significant Number Of Additional Ebola Cases In West African Outbreak, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Ebola burial teams dramatically reduced West Africa outbreak: study “Red Cross volunteers prevented a significant number of Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa by using safe burial techniques, according to a study released Thursday…” (Larson, 6/22). BBC News: Ebola virus burial teams may have ‘saved…

In Haiti, U.N. Security Council Stresses Support To End Nation’s Cholera Epidemic

Reuters: United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight “The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it. … Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Study Examines Likely Hosts Of Next Zoonotic Disease Outbreak

International Business Times: Scientists locate where the most deadly ‘missing viruses’ are hiding “…Many of the most deadly human diseases jump to people from other species. HIV and Ebola originated in other primates and SARS is thought to have come from bats. Now scientists think they know which viruses are…

Conflict, Humanitarian Crises Fuel Cholera, Polio Outbreaks In Yemen, Syria

Washington Post: How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East “As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past. In Yemen, it is cholera, a bacterial disease spreading so fast, [more than]…

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