Outbreak http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22791/all en Can the world beat polio? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121108/polio-nigeria-un-bill-gates <p>ABUJA, Nigeria &mdash; In the United States, polio mostly lives in the memories of grandparents. In Nigeria it is everywhere. A Nigerian word for &ldquo;crippled person,&rdquo; in fact, is synonymous with polio. And while the rest of the world celebrates the near-extinction of the disease, health officials warn the rise of polio in Nigeria this year could lead to a surge in other countries.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121108/polio-nigeria-un-bill-gates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outbreak Aid Nigeria Science Health Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:00:06 +0000 Heather Murdock 5725416 at http://www.globalpost.com Why we should all be paying attention to the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140401/why-we-should-all-be-very-afraid-the-unprecedented-ebola-outbreak-guinea Ebola is deadly, and this time it's spreading like doctors have never seen before.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140401/why-we-should-all-be-very-afraid-the-unprecedented-ebola-outbreak-guinea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Outbreak Health Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:33:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6110992 at http://www.globalpost.com The 6 deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140401/6-deadliest-ebola-outbreaks-history-guinea Ebola is spreading in West Africa. Will this be the worst outbreak?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140401/6-deadliest-ebola-outbreaks-history-guinea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Outbreak Health Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:33:39 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6111154 at http://www.globalpost.com