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Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies

By | August 22, 2016

Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.

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New recommendation from the World Health Organization could affect millions of people across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The World Health Organization now recommends that people who visit areas with Zika virus transmission abstain from or have only protected sex for eight weeks.

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Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa

By | May 23, 2016

The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.

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Zika Update

By | May 13, 2016

US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees

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WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”

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WHO: Ebola Confirmed in Guinea

By | March 21, 2016

After declaring the end of an Ebola flare-up in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization confirms two cases in Guinea. 

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WHO: Ebola Transmissions End in West Africa

By | January 14, 2016

Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have reported no cases for at least 42 days, the World Health Organization announces.

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