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Diphtheria

The Venezuela Crisis and Infectious Disease Spread

The Venezuela Crisis and Infectious Disease Spread

Venezuela’s political and economic crisis has fostered conditions favorable to communicable disease outbreaks, including measles, malaria, and HIV. We call attention to the spread of these diseases in Venezuela, and we examine the evidence of regional transmission.

Polio in Venezuela

Polio in Venezuela

UPDATED 6/22/2018: PAHO announced that genetic sequencing detected neither wild nor vaccine-derived poliovirus in samples from the acute flaccid paralysis patient in Venezuela.

Yemen Crisis- Update

Yemen Crisis- Update

Outbreak Thursday revisits the health emergencies facing Yemen in the midst of its ongoing humanitarian crisis. Cholera, meningitis, and diphtheria all continue to pose health threats to this vulnerable population.

Displaced Populations and the Threat of Disease

Displaced Populations and the Threat of Disease

Populations forcibly displaced from their homes by natural disasters, persecution, and conflict are extremely vulnerable to a myriad of infectious disease and other health threats. We take a look at two ongoing outbreaks among refugees in Bangladesh and Kenya.

Yemen-- First cholera, now diphtheria

Yemen-- First cholera, now diphtheria

With suspected cholera cases in Yemen nearing one million, the WHO is now reporting an outbreak of another deadly disease—diphtheria.