Apr. 28, 2017: It's World Immunization Week!
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Strengthening Immunization in Challenging Settings
Providing routine immunization services is a global public health priority to protect families and children from vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and cholera. In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, the need is enormous. Without vaccination, children and their communities may be vulnerable to preventable but deadly and disabling diseases…Read blog
World Immunization Week
Reaching Every Last Child
Some children live in places that are harder to reach with polio vaccines than others. In every vulnerable country, the World Health Organization helps make sure that every child receives polio vaccines; even those who are on the move, living in conflict zones or in remote communities. Watch video
A Model for Success: Multi-country Response Stops Middle East Polio Outbreak
It was again demonstrated that “science knows no country”—to quote Louis Pasteur—when CDC and global partners coordinated a multi-country response to the 2013-2015 Middle Eastern polio outbreak. Through the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC surveillance system known as the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN), which gathers reports of illnesses from healthcare entities, CDC and partners detected acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in Syria. Labs tested patient specimens, which confirmed polio caused the illnesses…Read story
Fatal Malaria in the U.S. More Common Than Previously Known
New York Times
April 24, 2017
Global Adult Tobacco Survey Shows 1 Million Fewer Smokers in Philippines
April 10, 2017
The Unexpected Cause Of This Awful Disease Lay Right Underfoot
April 10, 2017
Mosquitoes, Get Ready for Your Close-Up: An interview with the CDC’s scientific photographer
March 23, 2017
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