Tag: Epidemics

What is MSF doing in Uganda, one month after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic?

Since September 20, 2022, the day the Ebola epidemic was declared in Uganda, MSF has been working alongside the Ministry of Health to support medical care in the country. Since the start of the outbreak and as of October 23,...

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DRC: A deadly measles outbreak is spreading like wildfire

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease for which no treatment exists. The only way to fight it is vaccination and treatment of the symptoms in the hope that the patient will be strong enough to naturally fight off the...

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Epidemics and pandemics

Millions of people still die each year from infectious diseases that are preventable or can be treated. Outbreaks of cholera, measles and yellow fever can spread rapidly and be fatal. Malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries. Millions are...

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