International Current Affairs - 2019

Latest International Current Affairs 2019 with news summaries and current events in International developments, geopolitical, organizations, groupings and fora related updates for India and world with all important national news updates and events for the year 2019.

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DRC plans surveillance, vaccination training to tackle Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo has been scaled up its fight against Ebola in country after World Health Organization (WHO), the global health body sounded an alarm over its outbreak. WHO declared disease an international health emergency after a Ebola case was confirmed in Goma, a densely populated eastern city that borders Rwanda.

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The discovery of Ebola case in Goma was triggering point for WHO against declaring the outbreak a global emergency as it signaled a change- inside Goma lies an international airport, which some health experts described as gateway to rest of the world.

As per WHOs’ Emergency Operations reporting over the course of these outbreak, people traveling from Goma, including across border into Rwanda, everyone’s being checked. Congolese supported by international committees have tested over 70 million travelers.

Strategy: As a team led by veteran Ebola researcher Jean-Jacques Muyembe, first thing is to train young people of decision (the strategy) so they would be in charge of vaccination, of surveillance and then involve population of Benin, of Mangina, to follow the strategy we will implement there.

International Community and DRC government have come up with a program aimed at strengthening response to Ebola outbreak over next 6 months, however they are calling on world to contribute more money to help contain deadly disease that has killed more than 1,700 people since August 2018.

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Dengue hits record high of 18 years in Bangladesh

After a huge outbreak in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh dengue has spread to different districts outside capital. Number of dengue cases in Bangladesh has reached its highest level in past 18 years.  The 1st case was detected in country in 2000.

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According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) 10528 patients have been infected with dengue as of July 2019 and close to 700 more people were reported in July last week with dengue infection across the country.

8 people have died in current spate of dengue outbreak but numbers are likely to be much higher going by reports coming from various parts of country and delay in collecting information by official agencies.

Latest Data from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) shows that out of 800 beds in medicine department, 561 were occupied by dengue patients and with each passing day hospitals in Dhaka are being crowded with dengue patients.

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