December. 16, 2019: 5 most viewed public health stories of 2019
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5 Most Viewed Public Health Stories in 2019 from CDC’s Center for Global Health
#5 – Preventing waterborne outbreaks in refugee camps
More than 900,000 displaced Myanmar nationals live in refugee camps in Bangladesh, under a threat of seasonal monsoon flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks.
#4 – Preparedness pays off with quick response time
When Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported a new Ebola outbreak on August 1, 2018, neighboring Uganda sprang into action to prepare and respond to the deadly virus.
#3 – How Kerala Avoided a Chronic Disease Crisis
After floods and landslides destroy thousands of miles of roads and homes in Kerala, India, an action plan is developed to protect the lives of people with noncommunicable diseases.
#2 – International network explores the economics of noncommunicable diseases
In nearly 90% of countries, people are more likely to die from a noncommunicable disease (NCD) like diabetes than from infectious conditions. The economics of investing in NCD prevention are explored.
#1 – Fighting the World’s Deadliest Animal
This lethal animal spreads malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Zika, and other diseases. Learn more about CDC’s leading efforts to eliminate the global burden of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.
- CDC sends experts to fight measles outbreaks in Pacific islands neighboring Samoaexternal icon
December 11, 2019
- CDC Issues Guidance for Use of Tafenoquine for Malariaexternal icon
December 10, 2019
- Global measles cases surge amid stagnating vaccinationsexternal icon
December 6, 2019
December 29 – World Leprosy Day
February 3 – CDC Response to Ebola in the DRC
February 11 – Five Years of CDC’s Global Health Security Accomplishments
February 28 – Rare Disease Day