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Saudi Officials Step Up Outbreak Preparedness During the Hajj

Saudi Officials Step Up Outbreak Preparedness During the Hajj

The Hajj is one of the central pillars of the Islamic faith, but it poses a complex public health challenge in terms of managing increased risk of communicable disease transmission due to the large crowds of travelers from around the world. This week, Outbreak Thursday will take a closer look at some of the Saudi Ministry of Health’s new efforts to prevent and prepare for a potential outbreak, including their new Health Early Warning System.

DRC's Neighbors on the Alert for Ebola

DRC's Neighbors on the Alert for Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatens to cross into neighboring Uganda, but the government of Uganda’s extensive efforts to prevent spillover may be enough to hold off the outbreak.