Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola may hit children harder and longer than adults, study suggests

A recent study on how Ebola affected children during an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo suggests children may be as susceptible to the disease as adults, despite often presenting with more subtle physical ...

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Uganda extends Ebola lockdown in two hotspots

Uganda's president extended a six-week lockdown Saturday on two districts at the epicenter of an an Ebola outbreak that has claimed 55 lives but said its spread was being curbed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico: Deadly meningitis outbreak caused by anesthetics

Mexico's Public Health Department said Thursday that a worrisome outbreak of 61 meningitis cases in the northern state of Durango this month was linked to anesthetic procedures used at local hospitals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The tools Uganda is using to fight Ebola outbreak

New clinical trials of vaccines and drugs have helped bolster Uganda's arsenal of weapons to fight against an Ebola outbreak first detected two months ago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's Guangzhou locks down millions in 'zero-COVID' fight

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they ...

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Outbreak

Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise be expected at a particular time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Two linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks may also refer to epidemics, which affect a region in a country or a group of countries, or pandemics, which describe global disease outbreaks.

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