Day: August 16, 2018

Dramatic fall in infant deaths prompts calls for wider use of Rotavirus vaccine

August 16, 2018

Globally, rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea, which claims the lives of an estimated 1,300 children daily, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Highly contagious, particularly among babies and young children, rotavirus can be spread by contaminated hands, objects such as toys and surfaces, and water and food. Diarrhea is the second largest cause of […]

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WHO calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

August 16, 2018

The director general of the World Health Organization has appealed for an end to fighting in the north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo to allow humanitarian groups to tackle the Ebola outbreak there. On his return from a trip to North Kivu where there have been 57 probable cases and 41 deaths so far, a […]

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