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07 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Newly Released Records Suggest Dangerous Lapses in Medical Care

(Washington, DC) – Newly released United States government records summarizing investigations of the deaths of 18 migrants in the custody of US immigration authorities support a conclusion that subpar care contributed to at least seven of the deaths, Human Rights Watch said today.

23 Mar 2016 description

On 10 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of 2 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) with confirmed Zika virus infection. Both cases are under investigation to determine whether they meet the Brighton Collaboration case definition for GBS.

Details of the cases

18 Feb 2016 description

On 16 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of a male infant with microcephaly born in the state of Hawaii in December.

The mother of the child experienced symptoms compatible with Zika virus infection during her second month of pregnancy, while residing in Brazil; however, at the time, testing for the infection was not performed.

18 Feb 2016 description

On 5 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of a probable case of sexual transmission of Zika virus.

21 Sep 2015 description

Novel technology holds potential for public health responses

A novel Ebola virus disease treatment based on three monoclonal antibodies will advance in development through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Tarrytown, New York.

28 Oct 2014 description

The world is facing the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. On August 8, 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because it was determined to be an ‘extraordinary event’ with public health risks to other countries. The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious considering the following factors:

01 Aug 2014 description

08/01/2014 17:55 GMT

by Kerry SHERIDAN

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2014 (AFP) - There is no vaccine on the world market to protect against the deadly Ebola virus, but experts say the fast-growing outbreak in West Africa is speeding efforts to test one.

The first attempts to develop a vaccine for the hemorrhagic fever began shortly after it first emerged in 1976, but lack of funding from the pharmaceutical industry has long stalled these efforts, according to scientists.

17 Jul 2014 description

07/17/2014 00:44 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - As US lawmakers grapple with ways to slash spending, many were shocked Wednesday to learn authorities are spending $250 to $1,000 per day to care for each minor apprehended crossing the US border.

More than 57,000 unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have been caught entering the country illegally since last October, and President Barack Obama has asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address what he has called an "urgent humanitarian solution."

18 Feb 2013 description
report AmeriCares

Response continues for families in struggling communities

In the first three months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, AmeriCares has provided $3.25 million in aid, benefiting an estimated 378,000 people struggling to recover.

Our emergency response team continues to work to ease the suffering of victims in hard-hit areas of New York and New Jersey, with:

16 Jan 2013 description
report American Red Cross

Posted January 16, 2013

Months after Hurricane Sandy devastated neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey, the American Red Cross continues to provide food, water, health services and emotional support in the affected communities.

Almost 1,000 Red Cross disaster workers are still responding in the two states. To date, more than 16,500 workers have been assigned to the Sandy response, the large majority volunteers.

04 Jan 2013 description
report AmeriCares

Response continues for families in struggling communities

Thanks to an outpouring of support from individuals and companies worldwide, AmeriCares has provided $2.5 million in aid, benefiting an estimated 318,000 people struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Our Hurricane Sandy relief teams have been working nonstop to ease the suffering of victims in hard-hit areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, delivering:

04 Dec 2012 description
report AmeriCares

Large-scale hurricane response continues

December 3, 2012

Thanks to an outpouring of support from individuals and companies worldwide, AmeriCares has provided $1.6 million in aid, benefiting an estimated 250,000 people struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Our Hurricane Sandy relief teams have been working nonstop to ease the suffering of victims in hard-hit areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, delivering:

26 Nov 2012 description
report AmeriCares

AmeriCares large scale hurricane response—totaling $1 million in overall aid to date, continued throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. A Thanksgiving turkey dinner for 500—with all of the trimmings—was served at a Nassau Community College shelter operated by the American Red Cross.

12 Nov 2012 description

Release date: NOVEMBER 11, 2012 Release Number: NR-018

NEW YORK CITY — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $300 million to help individuals and families recover from the disaster.

FEMA provides the following snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of Nov. 11:

10 Nov 2012 description

11/10/2012 09:34 GMT

by Jennifer Weiss

NEW YORK, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) - The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Now, they are on their first mission in the United States -- helping victims of Sandy, the megastorm that brought historic destruction to the New York metropolitan area.

By last Saturday, medical teams were on the ground in the Rockaways, a hard-hit section of Queens, as well as Staten Island, New Jersey and Brooklyn.

06 Nov 2012 description

Medical and Psychological Care Provided in Shelters and Residential Areas in New York City Boroughs of Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Hoboken, New Jersey

02 Nov 2012 description

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 –