20 Aug 2018

Ebola outbreak is most dangerous test of world’s ability to respond since global crisis

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC highlights a number of obstacles faced by health specialists in their efforts to prevent the spread of one of the world’s deadliest and most contagious diseases. The North Kivu province of the DRC is home to numerous militant groups, over 1

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14 Jun 2018

Antibiotics use by travelers increasing antimicrobial resistence

Unnecessary antibiotics use by travelers is increasing antimicrobial resistance and doubling the chance of contracting intestinal multi resistant bacteria, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital, and the Aava Travel Clinic. Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the most severe threats to

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13 Jun 2018

Improved Ebola tests help contain Africa’s latest outbreak

Improvements in the Ebola testing capabilities of the international community has helped to contain the most recent Ebola outbreak in the DRC. The tests have reduced the wait time for tests from several days to a number of hours.  Source: Speedy Ebola tests help contain Africa’s latest outbreak

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