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Polio eradicated in all but two countries

Just two countries remain affected by the polio epidemic, the WHO says. But even where the disease is known to have been eradicated, further suffering occurs due to something known as post-polio syndrome.


Cholera spreading in Iraq, suspected case reported in Syria – UN health agency

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it would start vaccine treatments for cholera beginning this weekend to prevent further outbreaks in Iraq, where the disease has now been confirmed in 15 out of 18 governorates, while the agency also reported a suspected case was also found in northern Syria.
WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told the regular press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, that the latest laboratory tests had confirmed 1,942 cases and two deaths in 15 out of 18 governorates in Iraq.

Choléra – Iraq

Le point focal national RSI pour l’Iraq a notifié à l’OMS de nouveaux cas de choléra confirmés en laboratoire.
Au 8 octobre, 1263 cas confirmés en laboratoire dus à Vibrio cholerae 01 avaient été notifiés au total. Au moins 15 gouvernorats du pays sont concernés: Babylone (469 cas), Bagdad (304 cas), Qadissiyah (146 cas), Muthanna (155 cas), Bassora (61 cas), Ouassit (41 cas), Karbala (33 cas), Nadjaf (32 cas), Thi-qar (6 cas), Maïssan (6 cas), Diyala (2 cas), Duhok (2 cas), Arbil (2 cas), Kirkouk (2 cas), Salah al-din (1 cas) et Sulaïmaniyah (1 cas).

Choléra – République-Unie de Tanzanie

Le Ministère de la santé et des affaires sociales de la République Unie de Tanzanie a notifié à l’OMS de nouvelles flambées de choléra dans le pays. Au 13 octobre, 13 régions étaient touchées, à savoir Dar-es-Salaam, Morogoro, Pwani, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Iringa, Dodoma, Geita, Mara, Singida, Shinyaga, Mwanza et Zanzibar. Au 19 octobre, le nombre cumulé de cas était de 4835 avec 68 décès. On recense dans la région de Dar-es-Salaam 72% du total des cas notifiés (3460). Zanzibar a signalé 140 cas.
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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.

Study says doctors passively discourage HPV vaccines

Doctors may be inadvertently discouraging some parents from having their preteens vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to a new study, which suggests clinicians often don’t recommend the vaccine strongly enough.
Many pediatricians and family physicians — who deliver the bulk of HPV vaccines — don’t appear to be using the same matter-of-fact approaches as they do when they urge parents to vaccinate their adolescents against meningococcal disease or to get tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster shots, it said.

Sanofi, Gates Foundation and IDRI team up to improve vaccine development process

In recent months, experts have raised concerns about the time and costs involved in developing lifesaving vaccines. Now, Sanofi Pasteur, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) are joining together to do their part to improve things.

Nigeria: 25 Million Children Never Vaccinated for Measles

More than 25 million children born in the last five years have never had any vaccination against measles, figures show.
They are the target in planned nationwide campaign to immunise at least 39 million children aged nine months to 59 months this November and early next year, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Ebola Crisis Spurs New WHO Reform Program

The World Health Organization chief said preparedness, awareness, and transparency are at the heart of the WHO reform process.
World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan said many lessons have been learned from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and these will be incorporated in the reform process that is underway.

States could be sanctioned for public health failings: WHO boss

A U.N. panel is considering ways to hold governments to account for failing to stick to global health rules, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday.
"This goes back to governments. If they sign up to the international health regulations they need to honor their commitment. Because if they don’t do their part they pose a risk to their neighbors and beyond," she told a news conference.