Ebola: Strategies and Challenges for the Current Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Katherine Lewis On August 1st, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. The outbreak is currently classified as a Level 2 Alert, indicating that enhanced precautions should be practiced. According to the…

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Measles: How an Outbreak in Madagascar Should Serve as a Warning for the United States

By Katherine Lewis Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a 3-part series on measles and vaccines. Measles, a potentially lethal respiratory illness, was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to the widespread success of the measles vaccine program. This most common vaccine for measles is the MMR vaccine, which protects…

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