Health Security Digest

  • Centres for disease control and prevention

    Canine Influenza Virus A(H3N2) Clade with Antigenic Variation, China, 2016–2017

    Ahead of print - Yanli Lyu et al.,

    A new antigenically and genetically distinct CIV H3N2 clade possessing mutations associated with mammalian adaptation emerged in 2016 and replaced previously circulating strains. This clade probably poses a risk for zoonotic infection.

  • devdiscourse

    More dengue cases reported from Delhi; toll rises to 1,875

    13 NOV - Nearly 280 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last one week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 1,875.

  • WHO

    WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption 2016 - 2018 Early implementation

    12 NOV - This report presents 2015 data on the consumption of systemic antibiotics from 65 countries and areas, contributing to our understanding of how antibiotics are used in these countries. In addition, the report documents early efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and participating countries to monitor antimicrobial consumption, describes the WHO global methodology for data collection, and highlights the challenges and future steps in monitoring antimicrobial consumption.

  • ptv news

    8 deaths, 1,636 dengue cases recorded in Negros Oriental: DOH

    12 NOV - Mary Judaline Partlow

    The Department of Health (DOH) in Negros Oriental has reported that as of the latest count, the number of dengue cases in the province ballooned to 1,636 with eight deaths. 

  • Reuters

    African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk

    11 NOV - Dominique Patton

    Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further across the country.

  • Samoa Observer

    Policy points out key threats to Samoa

    10 NOV - Ivamere Nataro

    Four main key areas are highlighted in the Samoa National Security Policy as threats considered most critical to Samoa.

  • fda

    FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

    9 NOV - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus).

  • cidrap

    Ebola outbreak now DRC's largest ever, with 319 cases

    9 NOV - Stephanie Soucheray

    Officials today reported 7 new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),  raising the outbreak total to 319 confirmed or probable cases, making the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces the country's biggest in its history.

  • Homeland Preparedness news

    HHS officials reaffirm support for Global Health Security Agenda

    9 NOV - Dave Kovaleski

    Officials from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department attended the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia this week to reaffirm U.S. support for the initiative and commit additional funding.  

  • Center for global development

    Financing Outbreak Preparedness: Where Are We and What Next?

    9 NOV - Amanda Glassman et al., 

    This week, global leaders gathered at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in Bali under the overarching theme of “advancing global partnerships” for greater health security. Alongside this event, the World Bank hosted a discussion on preparedness financing at the country level.


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