Typhoid

Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO

China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country's regulatory weaknesses.
 
Police have arrested more than 130 suspects over a scandal in which 310 million yuan ($48 million) of illegal vaccines was sold onto the market. The value of the illegal trades could be as much as $90 million.
 
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Afrique: Vaccination infantile - L'Afrique, le continent le moins protégé

La première conférence ministérielle africaine sur la vaccination a ouvert ses travaux, le mercredi 24 février 2016 à Addis Abeba en Ethiopie. Des ministres de la Santé, des Finances, des experts, des décideurs, des bailleurs de fonds et de la société civile réfléchissent aux moyens les plus efficaces afin de parvenir à une couverture vaccinale de tous les enfants du continent.
 
Etendre la vaccination afin de parvenir à une couverture universelle est le nouveau challenge que les dirigeants africains et leurs partenaires veulent se donner en matière de santé.
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Maladies d’origine alimentaire: près d’un tiers des décès surviennent chez les enfants de moins de 5 ans

3 DÉCEMBRE 2015 ǀ GENÈVE - Près d’un tiers (30%) des décès dus aux maladies d’origine alimentaire concernent des enfants de moins de cinq ans, bien qu’ils ne représentent que 9% de la population mondiale. C’est l’une des constatation du document Estimates of the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le rapport le plus complet à ce jour traitant de l’impact des aliments contaminés sur la santé et le bien-être.
 
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WHO’s first ever global estimates of foodborne diseases find children under 5 account for almost one third of deaths

3 DECEMBER 2015 | GENEVA - Almost one third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of 5 years, despite the fact that they make up only 9% of the global population. This is among the findings of WHO's "Estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases" – the most comprehensive report to date on the impact of contaminated food on health and well-being.
 
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Mali : Poliscopie : Paludisme, typhoïde, grippe…. la cote d’alerte est atteinte

Revers de la médaille cette bonne pluviométrie s’est accompagnée d’une explosion de maladies hydriques, paludisme et fièvre typhoïde en tête. Centres de santé, dispensaires et hôpitaux sont bondés de patients. Les assurances données par les spécialistes qui démentent l’entrée dans une phase d’épidémie tranche avec une réalité de terrain moins reluisante.
 
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Uganda: Warning - That Typhoid Diagnosis Could Be Wrong

In February this year, the ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) announced an outbreak of typhoid in Kampala and neighboring districts of Mukono and Wakiso. By June, when the country was declared typhoid-free, 14,304 suspected cases of typhoid had been registered.
 
As a first step in exploring the outbreak, health investigators employed a specific case definition test, which includes laboratory confirmation of the disease. It was discovered that four among the 16 specimen tested were positive.
 
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‘Death Is Part of Our Daily Lives’: Yarmouk Typhoid Outbreak Spreads

The latest catastrophe to hit the Damascus-area Yarmouk camp is an ongoing outbreak of typhoid. Besieged by the government for years and invaded by ISIS in April, Yarmouk’s Palestinian refugees struggle for a way out
 
Just like Syrian civilians across the country, Palestinian refugees have been caught in the crossfire as the civil war rages on between President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces and rebel groups.
 
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Villagers hospitalised after outbreak of viral fever, typhoid

More than 250 villagers including children have been admitted to various hospitals in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh after an outbreak of viral fever and other related infections, a district health officer said here today. 
 
Krishna District Medical Officer R Nagamalleswari told PTI that water contamination, poor sanitation and climate changes seem to have caused the outbreak. 
 
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