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Avoid Nonessential Travel
- 04/01/2015 Ebola standing travel notice. CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries.
Take Enhanced Precautions
- 03/31/2015 Measles campaign protects children on outer islands of Vanuatu. In the aftermath of Cyclone Pam, the risk of infectious disease outbreaks is a real concern. Implementing a mass measles vaccination campaigns is one strategy to reduce that risk.
- 03/25/2015 Central African Republic: health emergency at a crossroads. While there have been slight improvements in the security situation in parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, the country is still in the grips of a major health crisis, following years of conflict and underdevelopment. Only 55% of health facilities in the country are functioning.
- 03/31/2015 Senior UN officials deeply concerned over civilian casualties in wake of recent fighting in Yemen. “The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, echoing a statement issued by UN Secretary-General’s Spokesperson.
- 03/31/2015 UNICEF launches Ukraine mine awareness campaign amid ongoing civil conflict. An estimated 109 Ukrainian children have been injured and 42 others killed by landmines and unexploded ordinance resulting from the Eastern European country’s ongoing civil conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today as it reported on the recent launch of its lifesaving mine awareness campaign.
- 03/30/2015 Updated Case Counts (From WHO SitReps). Countries with Widespread Transmission, Countries with an Initial Case or Cases and/or Localized Transmission, Previously Affected Countries.
- 03/30/2015 Stories From the Field: Infection Prevention & Control – Sierra Leone. Although safe burial practices are difficult and different from traditional burials, Sierra Leoneans are dedicated to stopping Ebola and have had to break from cultural traditions to honor the deceased. These efforts are monumental, though painful, and have resulted in most burials becoming safe burials in Sierra Leone—an essential and critical step to containing the epidemic.
- 03/31/2015 Ebola data and statistics. Reports 25 178 cases and 10 445 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
- 03/31/2015 UNMEER Situation Report. KEY POINTS: Response partners enhance cross-border coordination. UNICEF continues support to safe re-opening of schools in Sierra Leone. UN Women Executive Director underscores impact of EVD on women.
- 03/27/2015 Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan verified as achieving measles elimination. Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia and Japan have been verified as having achieved measles elimination by the Measles Regional Verification Commission. The 3 countries join Australia, Macao SAR (China), Mongolia and the Republic of Korea as countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region that have successfully eliminated measles.