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A federal government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan has been suspended following a series of attacks on workers and police over the past week.

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Vaccinators and police teams have previously been targeted in the country, where rumours have persisted about immunisation programmes being harmful or a cover for foreign interests.

"Rumours"? Has the Guardian never heard of Barack Obama?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 1st, 2019 at 04:45:45 PM EST
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Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks
More [1,008] people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August May 2018, the country's health minister said Friday as hostility toward health workers continues to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.
escalation, morbidity & mortality, vectors, vaccine efficacy
[Rebel violence] also has prevented vaccination teams from getting to some areas, further limiting the health response. Still, more than 109,000 people have received an [one? which one?] experimental but effective Ebola vaccine. Ryan said authorities are looking at introducing another one [?].
Security Council Report | MONUSCO renewal 31 Mar, 28 Feb 2019
At press time, over 800 people had been infected, resulting in at least 546 deaths, and about 80,000 people had been vaccinated.
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a massacre in December 2018 in which at least 890 people were killed in four villages in Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province, in the west of the country, apparently in clashes between the Banunu and Batende communities. On 13 February, the DRC army announced it had arrested 15 people for alleged complicity in the killings.
CSR | Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and US Relations, 30 Apri. 2019

archived
living lab 12 May 2018
Ebola Vaccines Shipped to Congo, WHO Chief Says; AFRICOM Gen.Thomas Waldhauser, Haley, Kabila 2017 bargaining
living lab, 18 Aug 2018
WHO rVSV-ZEBOV, mAb114
Medecins Sans Frontieres --Beni, DRC, Sep 2018
WHO May 2017 situation report
ebola marketing Update, 1 Dec 2018
198 confirmed dead, "four experimental Ebola drugs", 37K vaccinated
'certainly' to last 3-4 months more, 20 Dec 2018
278 confirmed dead, rVSV-ZEBOV + mAb114 + PRv1 + 1 NEW!
vote delay, 28 Dec 2018
US sends troops ahead of protests, 4 Jan 2019
2014 "US Ebola Fighter" echo
efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis, 21 Jan 2019
DRC-Rwanda-Uganda-S. Sudan-Burundi border"screening"

&tc.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat May 4th, 2019 at 05:26:05 AM EST
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