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Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »

U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

(Reuters) – Adults in the United States who were vaccinated against measles decades ago may need a new dose depending on when they received the shot and their exposure risk, according to public health experts battling the nation’s largest outbreak since the virus was deemed eliminated in 2000. FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles,… Read More »

Measles outbreak sparks quarantine orders at 2 Los Angeles universities

Some students and employees at two Los Angeles universities have been quarantined due to possible contact with the measles virus, official said Thursday. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles both announced the orders this week. UCLA officials learned from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) on… Read More »