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Congo-Kinshasa: Le Japon et l'Unicef s'accordent pour financer la vaccination

L'Agence coréenne de la coopération internationale (KOICA) et l'Unicef a signé lundi 29 février à Kinshasa un accord de financement de la vaccination de routine. Environ 613 000 enfants et 703 200 femmes enceintes des provinces de Kinshasa, du Haut-Katanga et de l'Ituri sont ciblés par ce projet.
 
KOICA a débloqué 4 millions de dollars américains et l'Unicef, 2 millions.
 
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Zika multiplie les cas de syndromes de Guillain-Barré

L’infection par le virus Zika peut entraîner plusieurs formes du syndrome de Guillain-Barré (SGB), une affection plutôt rare (1 à 2 cas pour 100  000 personnes par an) caractérisée par une faiblesse, voire une paralysie progressive des nerfs périphériques. Une étude conduite sur les données de 42 patients ayant présenté un SGB au cours de l’épidémie à virus Zika de 2013-2014 en Polynésie française démontre que ces atteintes neurologiques réversibles sont environ vingt fois plus fréquentes chez les personnes infectées.
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Un premier cas de transmission par voie sexuelle du virus Zika en France

Pour la première fois, le virus Zika a été transmis en France par voie sexuelle, et non par une piqûre de moustique, a confirmé, samedi 27 février, Marisol Touraine, la ministre de la santé.
 
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Coronavirus du syndrome respiratoire du Moyen Orient (MERS CoV) – Arabie saoudite

Du 22 au 27 janvier 2016, le point focal national RSI pour le Royaume d’Arabie saoudite a notifié à l’OMS 5 cas supplémentaires d’infection par le coronavirus du syndrome respiratoire du Moyen Orient (MERS CoV).
 
Informations détaillées sur les cas
 
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Tanzania: Cholera Prevalence Down By Five Per Cent

Cholera prevalence in the country is down by five per cent, according to a weekly report by the Ministry of Health, Social welfare, Gender, Elderly and Children released in Dar es Salaam.
 
According to a report released by the Deputy Minister Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, there were 499 cholera cases with six deaths registered between February 15 and 21. He pointed out that 11 regions were reported to have cholera prevalence.
 
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Bill Gates says Zika response better than for Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has turned its attention to the Zika virus outbreak, and its founders said the response to the crisis, which may be linked to devastating birth defects in South America, has been better than for the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa.
 
"We got deeply involved in Ebola, and we're already getting deeply involved in Zika," said Melinda Gates in an interview ahead of release of the foundation's annual letter on Monday.
 
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CDC Director on Fighting Zika: ‘There Is So Much That We Need to Do’

CDC director Tom Frieden talks to TIME about what we're learning in the battle against the Zika virus
 
As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas, health officials in the U.S. are hurrying to learn more about the virus and prepare for cases. Currently, the emergency operations center at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is on its highest-level alert for the Zika response — only the fourth time in its history. We spoke to CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden about the ongoing outbreak and what we are learning along the way.
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Kenya: MSF warns of future cholera spike if poor water and sanitation conditions in Wajir are not urgently addressed

As the rainy season approaches in Wajir in northeastern Kenya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is warning that the substandard water and sanitation situation is creating ideal conditions for a future increase in cholera cases. While today patient numbers in the cholera treatment centre in Wajir Hospital are stable, the organization is urging for an immediate improvement in sanitation services to avoid another spike in the outbreak.
 
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Obama Administration Plans to Expand Malaria Effort by $200 Million

The Obama administration plans to use an additional $200 million to expand its fight against malaria, expanding services to 70 million more people in Africa and accelerating a global effort to eradicate the disease.
 
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Blood From Ebola Survivor Yields Clues For New Vaccines And Antibody Drugs

A precious blood sample arrived at Laura Walker’s lab in Lebanon, New Hampshire one year ago.
 
It wasn’t much–just 50 milliliters (about 1.7 fluid ounces).
 
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