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International Medical Corps Is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

A new Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Wuhan, China, that was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 has, as of March 10, caused more than 116,160 confirmed cases of respiratory disease, resulting in at least 4,088 deaths (these are official numbers; experts have warned that actual infection rates and number of deaths may …

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Coronavirus: How to Prepare

One day, there may be a cure for coronavirus, known as COVID-19—but currently, there’s no cure for paranoia about the disease. If you’ve been watching the headlines lately, you’re likely a bit freaked out about this new virus spreading across China and beyond—and perhaps suspiciously eyeing your friends and neighbors returning from Asian cruises. With …

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Immunizations: Building Blocks for a Better Tomorrow

32-year-old Fadumo Mohamed is from Lower Shabelle, a region in southern Somalia, not far from the capital Mogadishu. Named after the river that farming communities have relied on for centuries, the area is a microcosm for the multi-layered crisis that has been battering Somalia and its people since the 1990s. The situation in Lower Shabelle …

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Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here’s A Major Clue

Dr. Cimanuka Germain of International Medical Corps, which is helping with the effort, says private clinics sometimes resist the help. For instance, when he told the staff of one clinic that they should report suspected Ebola cases to a hotline instead of treating them, their response was: “This is not possible for us.”

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Continuing the Fight Against Ebola

International Medical Corps is helping to respond to new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Find out how you can help. In late July, an outbreak of Ebola in a northwest province of the DRC was officially declared over. Yet on August 1, new cases of the deadly virus were …

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An update from Ituri, DRC

The Congolese are no strangers to conflict. In many ways still recovering from a brutal war that killed some five million people between 1994 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains plagued by ongoing violence. In the northeast corner of the country, International Medical Corps recently mobilized an emergency response to provide …

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Ebola Outbreak in DRC: Notes from the field

Mike McCusker of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team (ERT) has just returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where an Ebola outbreak has the global humanitarian community on high alert. To date, there have been 66 reported cases of the Ebola virus in DRC and 28 deaths. International Medical Corps has mobilized …

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