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WHO recommends yellow fever vaccine for travelers to Angola

Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising travelers to Angola to treat themselves with a yellow fever vaccine to protect against the virus and limit its spread.
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Zika virus and related microcephaly detected in Martinique, France

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus has made its debut appearance in Martinique, France, in a mother and her unborn child.
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Lassa fever carried back to Sweden

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 73-year-old woman returning from travels in several African countries has been diagnosed with Lassa fever.
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Yellow fever outbreak reaches DRC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization reported Monday that it has been notified by the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo of more than 150 cases of yellow fever since the beginning of the year.
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New Ebola infection detected in deceased Liberian woman

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 30-year-old woman in Liberia who recently passed away was later confirmed to have the Ebola virus.
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WHO vaccinates 1,000 people in Guinea following new Ebola outbreak

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea has put 1,000 people who may have been in contact with Ebola patients under medical surveillance by the World Health Organization.
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WHO director speaks on disease outbreak tactics

Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent address to attendees of the high-level conference in Lyon, France, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan discussed how states can unite under International Health Regulations (IHR).
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WHO reports new case of avian influenza in China

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Another avian A (H5N6) influenza infection was confirmed in China on March 15 by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which then notified the World Health Organization.
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WHO team departs for Cabo Verde to combat Zika virus

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 @ 1:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

WHO has decided to send a team, consisting of WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur members in Dakar, to Cabo Verde, following the minister of health's request for assistance.
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Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak concludes at last

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two virus incubation periods of 42 days have passed since the last confirmed person with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone tested negative, meaning the end of the Ebola flare-up has come at last.
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Seven new cases of MERS reported to World Health Organization

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seven new cases of MERS-CoV were identified by the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between Feb. 17 and 25, and reported to the World Health Organization.
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WHO director-general opens meeting concerning country alliance

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently opened a senior-level meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, concerning how countries can better cooperate together to create and abide by tests for worldwide health and regulating IHR components.
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WHO offers temporary recommendations for polio outbreak

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization recently held its eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee over a teleconference to discuss the poliovirus' spread throughout the world.
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WHO calls Emergency Committee meeting to revisit Zika virus discussion

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently brought together the Emergency Committee to discuss International Health Regulations surrounding the Zika virus, in addition to neurological conditions and neonatal malformations.
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Scientists call for intensive research into viable Zika virus treatment options

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 @ 6:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists are on a mission to find a cure for, or long-term solution to, the Zika virus.
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WHO recommends safe sex to prevent Zika transmission

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released new information concerning Zika transmission through sexual encounters.
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Saudi Arabia's National IHR Focal Point holds meeting to detail current MERS-CoV spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently informed the World Health Organization that there are six new MERS-CoV cases in the area, as well as three deaths from the disease.
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WHO director-general visits Brazil to discuss Zika outbreak

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking to expand its response to the Zika virus in Latin America.
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New vaccine close to eradicating meningitis A in Africa

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As a result of the introduction of the MenAfriVac vaccine, meningitis A has been nearly eradicated in Africa.
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Stanford University researchers find gene to test latent and active TB

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 @ 7:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found a gene that shows the difference between tuberculosis (TB) that is active versus tuberculosis that is not.
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