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Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC

By Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018

A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.

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Measles Cases On the Rise in England

By Jim Daley | May 11, 2018

The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.

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image: Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.

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The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 

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A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.

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In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.

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image: European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017

European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.

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New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.

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These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.

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