Reflections on a PLOS ONE paper by researchers from Medecins Sans Frontieres, who crowdsourced data using open source tools during the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa to get more accurate and up-to-date disease maps.
Addressing Cholera Under-Reporting Key to Mounting Proportionate Public Health Response
A short argument for developing appropriate, sensitive, nation-wide surveillance networks to address the problem of under-reporting of cholera.
Ending Cholera by 2030: Case Management Remains a Key Priority
My reflections on the proceedings of the 3rd meeting of the case management work group of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, which met in Veyrier du Lac, France, in November, 2018. I spoke about the state of community based management of cholera in India.
Hepatitis Outbreak in Syrian IDP Camp Follows Cholera Case Detection
In a matter of hours since I wrote about the diagnosis of a child suffering from cholera in the camp for housing the displaced population from Homs, I received yet another ProMED missive, informing us about the diagnosis of a hepatitis outbreak in the same settings. In fact, in addition to the information, there is … Continue reading Hepatitis Outbreak in Syrian IDP Camp Follows Cholera Case Detection
Cholera Case in Syrian Refugee Camp: Ominous Signals
According to a report disseminated by the ProMED mail service, a case of cholera has been detected in a refugee camp housing displaced people from Homs. The translated report reads as below: The 1st case of cholera has been recorded in Zogra camp near Jarabulus city (125 km or 78 mi north of Aleppo) at … Continue reading Cholera Case in Syrian Refugee Camp: Ominous Signals