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2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak has prompted a World Health Organization expert committee to meet on Friday to discuss whether to declare a global health emergency or not. Such declarations almost always boost attention and donor funding. Uganda health ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Ainebyoona confirmed the death of a 50-year-old woman overnight. Her 5-year-old grandson was the first confirmed death from ... Read More »

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Idaho and Virginia

The U.S. has recorded 1,022 cases of the diseases this year as of June 6, in an outbreak blamed on misinformation about vaccines, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The 2019 outbreak, which has reached 28 states, is the worst since 1992, when 2,126 cases were recorded. Federal health officials attribute this year’s outbreak to U.S. parents ... Read More »

Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak

Most health care workers need a surgical mask, goggles, hooded coveralls, an apron, rubber boots and two pairs of gloves to avoid catching the virus that typically kills around half those it infects. The outfits are hot, and in the stifling tropical temperatures of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this limits the time they can spend with patients fighting for ... Read More »

China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Tibet

The disease was found in two counties and one district of the city of Linzhi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement; Linzhi is in southeastern Tibet near the border with India. A total of 55 pigs have so far been killed in the Tibet outbreak, it added. China, home to the world’s largest hog herd, ... Read More »