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Plague outbreak in Madagascar
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Plague outbreak in Madagascar

Madagascar: WHO has officially been notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the first case of which was identified on the 31th of August as a male from Soamahatamana village, Tsiroanomandidy district who later died on the 3rd of September. By the 16th of November, 119 cases of…

Universal Children’s Day observed
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Universal Children’s Day observed

Karachi: On the occasion of Universal Children Day, globally celebrated on the 20th November, Konpal Child Abuse Prevention Society in collaboration with the Pakistan Medical Association and Pakistan Paediatrics Association (PPA) organized a walk and peaceful demonstration titled ‘Let Every Child to go School’ on Wednesday. Pakistan being a signatory to Child Rights Convention (CRC)…

WHO warns about potential global Measles rebound
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WHO warns about potential global Measles rebound

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that progress towards the elimination of measles has stalled.  The number of deaths from measles increased from an estimated 122 000 in 2012 to 145 700 in 2013, according to new data published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Report and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s…

Poliovirus outbreak in Sudan & Madagascar
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Poliovirus outbreak in Sudan & Madagascar

Sudan: Cases of cVDPVs, or the Circulating Vaccine Derived Polioviruses have been confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar earlier this week, according to World Health Organization reports. 2 cases of cVDPV Type-2 were confirmed after the strains were isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the Unity state of South Sudan. According…

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