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WHO Releases 11th Edition Of International Classification Of Diseases

Xinhua News: WHO releases new int’l classification of diseases “The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released the latest 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe. For the first time the ICD…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Holds Steady, As Health Workers Track, Contain Cases

CIDRAP News: More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced 11 new suspected cases of Ebola over the weekend in Bikoro and Iboko, the remote health zones where the current outbreak began in the middle of May, but the outbreak total…

Disease Outbreak Prevention Funding Should Go Toward Human Surveillance Not Broad Genomic Surveys To Mitigate Outbreaks

Nature: Pandemics: spend on surveillance, not prediction Edward C. Holmes, professor of biology at the University of Sydney; Andrew Rambaut, professor of molecular evolution at the University of Edinburgh; and Kristian G. Andersen, assistant professor of immunology and microbiology at the Scripps Research Institute “The resurgence of Ebola virus in…

Paralysis In Venezuelan Child Not Caused By Poliovirus, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: After tests, WHO rules out return of polio to Venezuela “Tests carried out by the World Health Organization following a suspected case of polio in Venezuela have ruled out any return of the crippling childhood disease, the U.N. agency has said…” (6/16). CNN: Polio has not returned to…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test (6/14). Christian Science Monitor: Gay Kenyans hope for legal win, eyeing broader shift in Africa (Gikandi/Brownb, 6/14). CIDRAP News: Vaccine trial shows more hospitalizations for dengue-naive kids (Soucheray, 6/14). Devex: Q&A: E.U. development chief on the challenges of uniting Europe…

Investing In Systematic Recordkeeping Of Lives, Deaths Could Improve Public Health

Bloomberg: All Lives Count. So Should All Deaths. Editorial Board “Across the world, tens of millions of deaths go unrecorded each year. This lack of information is a killer in its own right: Without an accurate measure of deaths and their causes, fighting disease in low- and middle-income countries is…

DRC Ebola ‘Outbreak Is Not Over,’ WHO DG Warns

Reuters: “We are still at war” with Ebola — WHO chief “The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. ‘The outbreak is stabilizing, but still the outbreak is…

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