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Posted By: Technophobe
Subject: Bad Timing
Date Posted: October 25 2017 at 1:38pm

Amid Marburg outbreak, Uganda hosts global health summit

KAMPALA, Uganda — Oct 25, 2017, 8:35 AM ET

A global summit is underway in" rel="nofollow - Uganda  aimed at boosting countries' capacity to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

The United States-backed conference of the Global Health Security Agenda includes over 50 nations, nonprofits and other groups working to help poor countries prevent, detect and deal with threats to public health.

The summit comes as the East African country faces an outbreak of" rel="nofollow - Marburg  hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola. One case of Marburg has been confirmed in eastern Uganda.

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Posted By: CRS, DrPH
Date Posted: October 25 2017 at 2:11pm
Actually, it is pretty good timing!  Let them all get a taste of things to come.


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: October 25 2017 at 2:23pm


Posted By: EdwinSm,
Date Posted: October 25 2017 at 10:07pm
These meetings can bring some advantage.

Many years ago we were living in Kathmandu (Nepal) and they were hosting a meeting on rabies.  One of the problems in the city was the feral dogs.

Our home help lived near the main bridge connecting the two halves of the city and on the morning the conference was due to start she said she saw 5 truck full of dead dogs being taken out of the city.  Needless to say it was safer to cycle around for a while after that (although the remaining ones quickly breed and numbers soon increased).

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