Category Archives: pandemic

European regulators consider 2nd Ebola vaccine | CIDRAP

Most of the cases over the past 3 weeks are from four health zones, and the majority of those are from the Biakato Mines area in Ituri province’s Mandima health zone. The rest are linked to known transmission chains in Binase, Katwa and Lwemba health areas. Lwemba is where a violent attack recently occurred that killed an Ebola response community health workers and severely injured his wife. The WHO warned that spread to earlier affected or still unaffected neighboring areas is possible and expected and should be closely monitored. It added that about half of the people infected in the last 21 days were diagnosed outside of the health zone where they were exposed, mostly people traveling to or from Mandima health zone.

Source: European regulators consider 2nd Ebola vaccine | CIDRAP

‘War for survival’: Brazil’s Amazon tribes despair as land raids surge under Bolsonaro | World news | The Guardian

Activists say onslaught has intensified as illegal loggers and land-grabbers take the president’s verbal offensive against indigenous communities as a green light to act
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/02/war-for-survival-brazils-amazon-tribes-despair-as-land-raids-surge-under-bolsonaro

Tanzania ′not sharing′ data on suspected Ebola cases: WHO | News | DW | 22.09.2019

The World Health Organization has said it learned the East African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

Source: Tanzania ′not sharing′ data on suspected Ebola cases: WHO | News | DW | 22.09.2019

Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.09.2019

The number of dengue virus infections in Brazil has gone up 600% in 2019. Our report from the state of Sergipe looks at why the fight against the illness and its carrier, the tiger mosquito, is so difficult.

Source: Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 21.09.2019

New York Parents Are Taking Their Kids Out of School to Avoid New Vaccination Requirements

As school starts around the country, some New York parents are choosing to pull their kids out rather than vaccinate them following the state’s decision to repeal religious exemptions.

Source: New York Parents Are Taking Their Kids Out of School to Avoid New Vaccination Requirements