The Daily Dose: The WHO calls out a country for hiding Ebola cases

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There are some things that large international organizations or governments almost never do. At the top of that list lies calling a member country out in public. Yet that’s what the World Health Organization did with Tanzania. Apparently, the country is very heavily suspected of hiding Ebola infections and deaths. Making matters worse, the country has so far refused to even provide the WHO with any blood samples. Desperate to head off an unprecedented outbreak, the organization issued an “extraordinary statement.”

Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been all over the news in the U.S. A spike in seasonal incidence of the rare mosquito-borne disease is responsible for the coverage, though there have been a handful of deaths. Stat News provides a cheat sheet of what to know about EEE.

China has made a concerted effort to address the health and well-being of its citizens, especially during the past couple of decades. In 2009, the Chinese Government launched its Healthy China 2020 initiative. In 2016, it expanded the scope and launched Healthy China 2030. By all counts, the CCP has succeeded in much of its goals. However, affluence brings new challenges. According to the Lancet, “China has made substantial progress in reducing the burden of many diseases and disabilities due to maternal, neonatal, and communicable conditions. However, the analysis also shows that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing.”

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