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The vaccine is controlling deaths -- but what we're seeing is a virus that has established itself as endemic, and in some countries it's made greater progress than others because there have been less rigid controls.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
If the WHO loses its funding it cannot continue to do its work. It works on a shoe-string budget already, of course it would be disastrous for the WHO to lose funding.
Found on Reuters 3 years ago
A border doesn't stop infections, people can cross borders while they're in the incubation period. So screening will pick out some, but it certainly won't get others, so what's important at screening is to tell people, not only' we're taking your temperature'. But giving them some kind of notification about where they go should they get a fever.
This infection is a predicament for all people of child-bearing age who live in Brazil or who travel to Brazil. And that includes both men and women, women could get infected and come back and become pregnant within three weeks or four weeks, or they could be pregnant when they get there. And men could go there and come back with the infection and infect their sexual partner back home.
The problem is not the Olympics, the problem is other travel besides the Olympics, if there is a problem, people go in and out of Brazil all the time for holiday, for business, for whatever. And the Olympics is much less travel, it would be one-time travel. It's actually in the winter months when hopefully transmission (of the virus) is less.
It doesn't surprise me that in Liberia where there has been a much more intense Ebola information campaign, quarantine and a military intervention that the disease has been brought under control faster than in Guinea.
Found on Reuters 8 years ago
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