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Philippines Announces Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Without Case

New York Times: Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease “The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said government scientists have confirmed the…

WHO Reports 15 More Ebola Cases In DRC; No Ebola Case In Tanzania, Government Tells WHO

CIDRAP News: Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak “After [Tuesday’s] warning by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African regional office to not be overly optimistic about a recent drop in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the agency [Wednesday] reported 15 new infections…

Drop In DRC Ebola Cases But Too Early To Predict Slowing Of Outbreak, WHO Says; DRC Former Health Minister Charged With Embezzlement

AFP: DR Congo ex-health minister charged with embezzlement: lawyer “Former Health Minister Oly Ilunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been charged with embezzling funds allotted for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, his lawyer told AFP Tuesday. … Ilunga’s lawyers have rejected the embezzlement claim, saying accounts…

HHS Secretary Azar Meets With Ugandan President To Discuss Ebola Preparedness

HHS: Secretary Azar Meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Ebola Preparedness “[Tuesday], September 17, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, joined by other senior U.S. health officials, met with the Republic of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni regarding the multilateral response to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…