26 June 2015 -- In May 2015, cases of Ebola began to appear in Tanene, Dubreka Prefecture, Guinea, an area that had previously been unaffected. To ensure the outbreak does not spread, WHO and partners have launched a surveillance campaign to find individuals who might be infected. Through household visits, a presence on streets and conversations with influential members of communities, surveillance teams are spreading the message about Ebola.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer assesses 3 chemicals for cancer links
23 June 2015 -- International Agency for Research on Cancer convened a panel of experts to review the chemicals lindane, DDT, and 2,4-D. As a result, the Agency has now officially classified the insecticide lindane as carcinogenic to humans. Another insecticide, DDT was evaluated as probably carcinogenic to humans and the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly carcinogenic.
23 June 2015 -- Moa Wharf is one of Sierra Leone’s worst slums. In this overcrowded, beachfront neighbourhood, Ebola arrived and seemed poised to burn through the area like wildfire. So how did one of the most challenging areas in Sierra Leone get to zero cases and how can the Ebola response learn from its success?
17 June 2015 -- The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted on 16 June 2015. The Committee concluded that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have not been met.