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Countries of the Americas plan for possible Ebola introduction

Delegates from more than 30 countries of the Americas held discussions in Havana, Cuba

Delegates from more than 30 countries of the Americas held discussions on October 29 and 30 in Havana, Cuba, on preparedness planning for the possible introduction of an imported case of Ebola virus disease (EVD), during a meeting convened by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA), the Ministry of Health of Cuba, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Countries of the Americas aim to halt transmission of schistosomiasis by 2020

Children in the water

Representatives of countries affected by schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic infection, met last week in Puerto Rico to define a roadmap for halting transmission and verifying the elimination of the disease. Schistosomiasis affects primarily school-age children in rural areas of certain countries in the Americas.

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