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The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

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Climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people. This scientific assessment examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future.

USGCRP, 2016: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Crimmins, A., J. Balbus, J.L. Gamble, C.B. Beard, J.E. Bell, D. Dodgen, R.J. Eisen, N. Fann, M.D. Hawkins, S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, D.M. Mills, S. Saha, M.C. Sarofim, J. Trtanj, and L. Ziska, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, 312 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0R49NQX

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Two Vietnamese Women Contract Zika Virus, First in Vietnam: Government

reuters.com - (Reporting by Mai Nguyen and Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Michael Perry) - April 4, 2016

Two Vietnamese women have contracted the Zika virus which has been linked to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, and are the first Zika infections in Vietnam, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

A 64-year-old woman in the beach city of Nha Trang and another woman, 33, in Ho Chi Minh City fell sick in late March, and three rounds of tests have confirmed they are Zika-positive, the ministry said in a statement.

The two patients are in stable condition while no further infections among their relatives and neighbors have been found, the ministry said.

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Liberia records new Ebola death, months after end of its outbreak

A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the deadly virus and weeks after neighboring Guinea also recorded a new flare-up, health officials said on Friday.

"A young lady in her early thirties died of Ebola yesterday at the Redemption Hospital," a senior health ministry official said. A hospital worker also confirmed the woman had tested positive for the disease.

 

 

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Larry King)

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[12:47, 3/31/2016] +232 79 807498: UMARU FOFANA 
 
Medical sources in Kailahun, eastern #SierraLeone say there's an #Ebola scare in the district after a woman showed signs and symptoms of the disease. She had returned from a funeral in Guinea just a few miles away. The result of the test is being awaited. Today health officials from the capital, Freetown arrived in the area where the outbreak first appeared in 2014.
 
[12:48, 3/31/2016] +232 79 807498: The first result has been read out this morning in d radio  that it is negative but they are trying  for  the second  result to  confirm properly before tomorrow according to d radio.
FM 98.1 report this morning

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UN declares Ebola public health emergency over; urges 'high vigilance' against flare-ups

A teacher is preparing a bucket with water to use for hand washing. After being kept closed for three months due to the Ebola outbreak, schools across Guinea reopened on 19 January 2015. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

29 March 2016 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said West Africa's Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health threat, declaring that the 20-month global emergency response is over but stressing that a “high level of vigilance” must be maintained.

The Emergency Committee convened by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan concludedat its ninth meeting that the Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and that the temporary recommendations adopted in response should now be terminated.

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WHO - Ebola Situation Report - 30 March 2016

                                                

apps.who.int - March 30, 2016

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Death Toll Rises to 7 in Guinea Ebola Outbreak

           

The WHO said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constituted an international emergency, but the announcement of new cases in Guinea demonstrates the difficulty of managing the aftermath of the virus (AFP Photo/Carl de Souza)

AFP - news.yahoo.com - March 30, 2016

Conakry (AFP) - A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained.

The WHO said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constituted an international emergency, but the announcement of new cases demonstrated the difficulty of managing the aftermath of the virus.

The death of a man, two of his wives and his daughter were announced two weeks ago by the Guinean health authorities, who confirmed Wednesday a third wife and a mother-in-law also died after becoming infected in the village of Koropara.

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Sierra Leone News: Over 1.4 million children to be vaccinated

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WHO Director-General briefs media

WHO Director-General briefs media on outcome of Ebola Emergency Committee

 

Remarks at a media briefing following the Ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee concerning Ebola. Geneva, Switzerland 
29 March 2016

Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for joining us.

The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee on Ebola, convened today under the International Health Regulations, has advised me that the Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Although the response to a cluster of new Ebola cases and deaths is being reported in Guinea, that flare-up currently involves a single chain of transmission. It is the Committee's view that the countries have the capacities and capabilities to manage such flares.

To date, nearly 1000 contacts related to this flare-up have been identified, of whom 142 are considered at high risk of exposure.

In making its assessment, the Committee reviewed data on this new cluster of cases together with responses to earlier Ebola flare-ups that occurred after the original chains of transmission were interrupted in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The response to each and every one of these flares was immediate and very effectively contained.

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