Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a policeman assigned to escort polio workers during a three-day nationwide campaign against the crippling disease
Helen BranswellA policeman assigned to protect #polio vaccination workers in NW Pakistan has been killed. There've been far too many of these killings over the years. People trying to protect kids from polio paralysis are #NotATarget.
Ten years ago, this blog was just about all H5N1, and I had a lot of news on cases in Indonesia, Egypt, and Pakistan. Then, on April 21, I posted an item by Helen Branswell, then with The Canadian Press:...
Butembo city's deputy mayor says attackers armed with machetes tried to burn down center in Katwa district overnight
Helen Branswell3. The AP is reporting that the attack at Katwa was an attempt to burn down the #Ebola treatment center. The Katwa ETC was firebombed in late February. Attacks like these are so counterproductive.
Today, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was killed in an attack on Butembo University Hospital. Two other persons were injured in...
Helen BranswellAn epidemiologist working to contain #Ebola in North Kivu was killed today in an attack targeting the response workers. Unimaginable, unforgivable.
Global health leaders believe an experimental vaccine could eventually lead to big reductions in the number of cases and deaths worldwide.
Helen BranswellCan the first #malaria vaccine deliver in the real world the gains that were seen in a Phase 3 trial? Ghana, Malawi & Kenya will soon start using the vaccine, RTS,S, in an attempt to find out. Lot of hope riding on the results.
New York City's Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccina...
Helen BranswellNYC court will decide by the end of the week whether to issue a temporary injunction against the health department's mandatory #measles vaccination order.
Helen BranswellJudge in Brooklyn dismisses challenge to NYC Health Dept's emergency order demanding people in 4 zip codes be vaccinated or prove immunity against #measles — or face a $1000 fine. Ruling comes hours after health department issues 3 summonses.