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Tag: Marcos Espinal

  • Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:45 UTC

    WHO admits as possible four million cases of Zika; emergency meeting Monday

    Marcos Espinal, an infectious disease expert at WHO's Americas office, said: “We can expect 3 to 4 million cases of Zika virus disease.” He gave no time frame.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people, a disease expert said on Thursday. WHO's director-general said the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:30 UTC

    Health professionals from Latam and Caribbean train for management of Ebola

    ”The goal of the workshops is to strengthen the clinical response capacity of doctors and nurses assigned to treat Ebola patients,” said Dr. Marcos Espinal

    Health professionals from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive training in clinical management of Ebola in three upcoming workshops sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The workshops are part of a series of PAHO/WHO actions intended to help countries strengthen their preparedness for potential cases of Ebola.