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DRC Ebola Outbreak Death Toll At 2,209 As Of December 8, According To African Union

Xinhua: Death toll from Ebola outbreak in DRC rises to 2,209: A.U. “The death toll from the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has climbed to 2,209, the African Union (A.U.) disclosed on Thursday. According to the 55-member pan African bloc’s latest periodic report on the…

DRC Officials Report 4 More Ebola Cases As Outbreak Continues Amid Security Concerns

CIDRAP News: Four more Ebola cases reported as outbreak marches on “The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Ebola dashboard reflects 4 new cases today, raising the outbreak total to 3,324, including 2,206 deaths, a sign that the violence of November has indeed extended the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the…

Malaysia Reports First Polio Case In 27 Years, Begins Vaccination Campaign

AFP: Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years “Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island…” (12/8). AP: Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years “Malaysia began a vaccination…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of WHO Global Malaria Report

The Economist: Malaria infections have stopped falling (12/5). Financial Times: Progress in malaria prevention questioned by health experts (Jack, 12/5). Xinhua: Anti-malaria progress slows, critical targets likely to miss: WHO (12/5).

Efforts To Prevent Malaria Stalled Worldwide With More Funding Needed, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO “Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 — mostly children in Africa — because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Funding for the global…