CIDRAP, 9 March
What started as a jungle-related outbreak is now pushing toward urban areas.
Yellow Fever -- Once Again on the Radar Screen in the AmericasNEJM, 8 March
Over the past several weeks, a fifth arbovirus, yellow fever virus, has broken out in Brazil, with the majority of the infections occurring in rural areas of the country. In this ongoing outbreak, health authorities have reported 234 confirmed infections and 80 confirmed deaths as of February 2017.
Strengthening Global Health Security: A 17-Year PartnershipPublic Health Emergency, 8 March
In 2009, the influenza virus called H1N1 emerged in the US and swiftly worked its way around the world, creating the first pandemic in decades. From that global response as well as other nations' responses to emerging infectious diseases and man-made terrorism -- from bombings to chemical weapons - we've seen the advantages in collaborating with partner countries.
Report: Environmental Hazards Kill 1.7 Million Kids Under 5 Each YearGoats and Soda, 7 March
According to 2 new WHO reports, about 1.7 million children under the age of 5 die each year because of environmental hazards. It's the first such estimate of the child death toll from environmental causes.
Cholera cases soar as Somalia spirals towards famineSave the Children via reliefWeb, 10 March
Save the Children's health and nutrition clinics are reporting ‘all the early warnings signs’ of an avoidable catastrophe, with deaths from cholera and acute watery diarrhoea rising sharply.
Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades
Save the Children via reliefWeb, 10 March
Drought conditions now exist in all but two of the country’s 25 provinces, and more than 1.2 million people are affected, including over 600,000 children.