“Slightly over a month into the response, further spread of [Ebola Virus Disease] has largely been contained,” WHO announced on June 20.

That’s largely thanks to the multi-pronged approach health officials in the port city of Mbandaka took to stop the disease, before it could spread to other cities and countries… Dr. Alhassane Touré, one of the health officials behind the vaccination drive, explained how his team targeted people who shared social circles with known and suspected

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EBOLA, ZIKA. EMERGING VIRUSES. “ All too often with infectious diseases, it is only when people start to die that necessary action is taken.”

“On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years: mers, Nipah, Hendra, and many more. …Despite advances in antibiotics and vaccines, and the successful eradication of smallpox, Homo sapiens is still locked in the same epic battle with viruses and other

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New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo

On May 3rd we posted: “we are not finished with Zika… It very well could come back.” Are we ready? “we are not finished with Zika… It very well could come back.” Are we ready? Today: The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in

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