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Disease outbreak news: Update 31 January 2019

January 31, 2019

Ebola virus disease,Democratic Republic of the Congo: As we approach six months since declaration of the outbreak, there have been a total of 752 EVD cases1 (698 confirmed and 54 probable) reported, including 465 deaths (overall case fatality ratio: 62%) as of 29 January 2019. READ STORY https://www.who.int/csr/don/31-january-2019-ebola-…

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Up to 319 people dead as Congo Ebola outbreak worsens

December 19, 2018

Up to 319 people dead as Congo Ebola outbreak worsens One of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history continues to worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo with as many as 319 people now dead. The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 542 Ebola cases had been recorded in the province of North Kivu -- 494 of which have been confirmed. Of the 319 …

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New Ebola outbreak 8/2018

August 1, 2018

Ebola situation reports: Democratic Republic of the Congo On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are responding to this event, and working to establish the full extent of this outbreak. Numbers ma…

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Outbreak of a deadly virus

November 6, 2017

Outbreak of a deadly virus 'similar to Ebola' has broken out in Uganda as 5 cases have now been reported and officials warn there is no TREATMENT Marburg virus disease kills up to 88 per cent of people it strikes, figures show It is considered by experts to be one of the deadliest pathogens in existence Aid agencies have rushed to deploy teams on …

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EPA Virgin Island waste removal

October 31, 2017

U.S. Virgin Islands government to effectively remove and dispose of approximately 130,000 pounds of stockpiled medical wastes at hospitals in St. Thomas and St. Croix. http://www.viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/epa-working-with-u-s-virgin-islands-to-remove-130000-pounds-of-stockpiled-medical-wastes-at-hospitals/  …

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Group lobbies to block return of incinerators

October 18, 2017

Group lobbies to block return of incinerators http://www.canadianinquirer.net/2017/10/18/group-lobbies-to-block-return-of-incinerators/  …

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360 for NY waste regulations

September 28, 2017

A 360 for NY’s Part 360 Regulations: Overhauled Solid Waste Program to Take Effect November 2017  https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=5aee24d3-c029-40ab-939b-44bf3bbc9b17  …

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Medical waste company denied permit

April 10, 2017

Medical waste company denied permits sought to build facility in Bibb County http://www.macon.com/news/business/article143804394.html  …

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Validation of Autoclave protocols

December 7, 2016

Validation of Autoclave Protocols for Successful Decontamination of Category A Medical Waste  http://jcm.asm.org/content/55/2/545.full    …

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Technology and Ebola

November 5, 2014

Sterilization Tech Helps Fight Ebola   http://www.govtech.com/health/Sterilization-Tech-Helps-Fight-Ebola.html…

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Battling Ebola

October 31, 2014

Weapon to battle Ebola   http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/news/weapon-to-battle-ebola-made-in-tracy/article_93bf760a-608b-11e4-a0d4-4f3186031ac9.html…

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Medical waste machine

October 31, 2014

Medical waste machinery started with Tracy hospital’s need http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/our_town/medical-waste-machinery-started-with-tracy-hospital-s-need/article_a1bb172c-6096-11e4-81c4-e7424fc35161.html    …

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Weapon to battle Ebola

October 31, 2014

Weapon to battle Ebola made in Tracy http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/news/weapon-to-battle-ebola-made-in-tracy/article_93bf760a-608b-11e4-a0d4-4f3186031ac9.html    …

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Waste treatment

July 2, 2014

Article on methods of treating medical waste   http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/1324-treating-medical-waste…

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Legalities of waste

August 1, 2013

Legalities of waste stream management   http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/548-legalities-of-waste-stream-management  …

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Infectious Waste Management

January 5, 2012

Infectious Waste Management   http://www.ih-mag.com/sections/columns/1713-infectious-waste-management.html…

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Emergency Preparedness

October 16, 2011

Emergency Preparedness: Reconsidering On-site Disposal OptionsBy Alice P. JacobsohnWhen hospital and emergency responders are asked about emergency preparedness, the talk immediately turns to the possibility of a surge in the number of patients affected by disasters external to their facilities such as earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or epidemics.&…

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Emergency Preparedness

October 16, 2011

Emergency Preparedness: Reconsidering On-site Disposal OptionsBy Alice P. JacobsohnWhen hospital and emergency responders are asked about emergency preparedness, the talk immediately turns to the possibility of a surge in the number of patients affected by disasters external to their facilities such as earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or epidemics.&…

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Hospital waste autoclave

December 31, 2001

Hospital Waste Autoclave http://gphillip.bol.ucla.edu/SMHWaste.htm  …

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