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Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WorldHealthOrganization: Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

WorldHealthOrganization: On October 20, Nigeria reached the 42-day mark of having no new cases of Ebola detected and has thus been declared free of Ebola transmission.  

WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

WorldHealthOrganization: WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.

European Leaders Scramble to Upgrade Response to Ebola Crisis

NewYorkTimes: Now, with Europe grappling with the first case of Ebola transmitted on its soil after news on Monday that a nurse in Madrid had been infected, European leaders are scrambling to coordinate and ramp up their response to the lethal disease. As public anxieties grow, politicians on the far right are seizing on the Ebola crisis to demand sharp  Read More »

WHO statement on the Seventh Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

WorldHealthOrganization: The seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee through electronic correspondence from 26 September 2014 through 30 September 2014. The WHO Secretariat provided an update on  Read More »