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DRC Ebola Update: Vaccination Strategy

DRC Ebola Update: Vaccination Strategy

Earlier this month, WHO adapted their Ebola vaccination strategy in the DRC. This week’s #OutbreakThursday post takes a look at the vaccination effort leading up to this adaptation and the impact that the introduction of a new vaccine may have on continued efforts.

The Challenge of Controlling Measles in Insular Religious Groups

The Challenge of Controlling Measles in Insular Religious Groups

As nationwide measles incidence continues its rapid climb toward the highest yearly total since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, public health officials are struggling to effectively engage with insular communities—in this case, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities—where vaccine-preventable diseases like measles can gain a foothold as a result of low vaccination coverage.