Category «Infectious Diseases»

WHO terminates the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa

World Health Organization

The 9th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 from 12:30 until 15:15 hr. The Committee was requested to provide the Director-General with views and perspectives …

Ramaphosa Intensify Fight Against TB

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and the Chair of SANAC, Cyril Ramaphosa together with the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, will on Tuesday 22 March, commemorate World TB Day 2016 in Lephalale Local Municipality in the Waterberg district, Limpopo. Lephalale is currently one of the fastest growing towns in South …

Zika/Neurological Syndromes Emergency Committee meeting on 8 March 2016: Statement by WHO Director-Gneral Dr Margaret Chan to the media

World Health Organization

Ladies and gentlemen, Since this emergency committee on Zika virus first met on 1 February, substantial new clinical and epidemiological research has strengthened the association between Zika infection and the occurrence of fetal malformations and neurological disorders. In addition, the geographical distribution of the disease is wider. The risk group is broader. And the modes …

Interim guidance on monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in Aedes mosquito populations

World Health Organization

The use of safe and efficacious insecticides against the adult and larval populations of mosquito vectors is one of the most effective ways to rapidly interrupt transmission of Zika virus, as well as other viruses transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes such as chikungunya and dengue. Insecticide resistance monitoring in field populations of Aedes is required to …