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Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be brought to safety-net hospital emergency rooms

National guidelines require emergency medical services transportation to the nearest suitable hospital. To what extent this occurs, and whether this varies by the race and ethnicity of the patient, is unknown, since there is little to no prior research on destination patterns of EMS-transported patients to hospitals. But a new national study done by researchers… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »

WHO declares global health emergency as deadly Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization days after a case of… Read More »

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday. A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care… Read More »

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »