Monday, February 13, 2017

Diseases That WHO Prioritized in 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations public health arm. The organization monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe and take action based on their findings. Its goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries it ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the list of diseases prioritized in 2017.

- Arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers (including Lassa Fever)

- Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

- Filoviral diseases (including Ebola and Marburg)

- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

- Other highly pathogenic coronaviral diseases (such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, (SARS))

- Nipah and related henipaviral diseases

- Rift Valley Fever (RVF)

- Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS)

- Zika

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