WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria
World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine advisors wrapped up a 3-day meeting in Geneva yesterday and made recommendations regarding immunization for several diseases, including polio, cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria. Today, the agency released a ...and more »
- Voice of America
Ebola Vaccine Could Be a Game-changer
Voice of America
A group of experts meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend a promising experimental Ebola vaccine in future outbreaks of this fatal disease. The 2013 Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed 11,300 people, highlighting the need for a ...and more »
- CTV News
11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia, Ebola virus ruled out
MONROVIA, Liberia - United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether ...
A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedWashington Post
Mystery Illness Kills 11 in Liberia One Year After End of Ebola OutbreakNBCNew
11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out
Monrovia — United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether the people ...and more »
- EEOC says massage therapist was wrongly fired over Ebola scare
A Florida salon has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for firing a massage therapist over fears that she would contract Ebola on a planned trip to West Africa. The EEOC in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Tampa, Florida on ...
Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Response - Experiences and Lessons From Sierra Leone
No object that can not be chlorinated can exit the high risk zone (file photo). analysis By Eric Osoro. Washington State University — It's 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead ...and more »
- The Guardian
The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform
The World Health Organization will soon have a new head. Ethiopia's former health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the outstanding candidate. World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Health ministers from around the world will vote ...
- Daily Mail
Spanish Ebola nurse loses cash claim after pet is killed
A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside Africa to contract Ebola has been left heartbroken for a second time because of a court ruling over her dead dog. After Teresa Romero was rushed to hospital in October 2014, her treasured pet ...
Liberia says cause of mystery deaths unknown but Ebola ruled out
Health authorities in Liberia say the mysterious disease that killed nine people was not Ebola as was previously feared. ADVERTISING. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads · inRead invented by Teads. Dr. Francis Kateh told the BBC that from tests they ...
Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deathsCIDRAP
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- Liberia: Communities Welcome Prevail-V Ebola Natural History Study
Various communities around the country have signed up to the recently launched reinforced vaccine study being conducted by (PREVAIL-V) the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia. The study, also known as PREVAC, is the first under a ...
- Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Vaunted Ebola Vaccine Faces Questions - WSJ
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa two years ago, the worst in recorded history, led to a vaccine that seemingly would stop the next Ebola epidemic in its ...
New partnerships needed after Ebola's hard lessonsThomson Reuters Foundation
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- Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Vaunted Ebola Vaccine Faces Questions
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa two years ago, the worst in recorded history, led to a vaccine that seemingly would stop the next Ebola epidemic in its tracks. In December, doctors from the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders ...and more »
- Liberia: After Ebola, Liberians Slowly Embrace Mental Health Care
Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present. "Sometimes when I have a flashback of the death of my son and others who died in the Ebola ...and more »
- Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, CONAKRY, Guinea, Apr 23 – Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on.and more »
- Liberian Daily Observer
FIND Begins New Post-Ebola Project in Nimba
Liberian Daily Observer
The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), with support from the Government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has started a new project in Nimba County. “FIND will conduct situational analyses of the socioeconomic ...and more »
- Global News Network
Ebola virus response: experiences and lessons from Sierra Leone ...
It's 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead. While the outbreak might be over, its effects will ...
Defeat of Ebola means temporary legal status for thousands of West Africans will expireGlobal News Network
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- Drug Discovery & Development
NIH Study of Ebola Patient Traces Disease Progression and Recovery
Drug Discovery & Development
Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to ...
- After Ebola, local and regional hospitals urged to be more alert for exotic viruses
A nurse at an emergency room or a neighborhood quick clinic has probably asked you, “Have you been outside of the United States in the last 21 days?” The inquiry became common practice after the Ebola outbreak killed thousands in West Africa.
Amnesty for refugees from Ebola-affected countries expires next month
During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of refugees sought amnesty in the US. John Moore/Getty Images. Twitter · Facebook · LinkedIn · Email · Doximity · Republish; Print. T. housands of immigrants allowed entry to the US 1 to escape from ...and more »
- Emory News Center
Photos: Ebola care team attends 'Facing Darkness' screening
Emory News Center
Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, shakes hands with former patient Kent Brantly, who was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease while serving as a doctor in West Africa and was evacuated to Emory University ...
- Christian Post
Ebola Showed Government and Faith Groups Need Each Other
The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors. Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan's Purse almost paid the ultimate price for serving others. The dramatic TV images of this American ...
From Flint To Ebola, Readiness Is Unequal For US Health Emergencies
The U.S. is generally prepared to manage public health emergencies including bioterrorist attacks and natural disasters like floods, and most communities could handle a water contamination crisis like Flint, Michigan's. But protections against public ...and more »
From Flint To Ebola, Readiness Is Unequal For U.S. Health ... - Forbes
The U.S. is generally prepared to manage public health emergencies including bioterrorist attacks and natural disasters like floods, and most communities could ...and more »
- New York Times
A Plague Year: A Doctor at Work in an Ebola Treatment Unit
New York Times
Dr. Steven Hatch carries a patient to the high-risk ward at Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, Liberia, October 2014. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times. INFERNO A Doctor's Ebola Story By Steven Hatch 320 pp. St. Martin's Press. $27.99.
- The Globe and Mail
What it's like ... to help patients during an Ebola outbreak
The Globe and Mail
I went to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in 2013 on a sabbatical. The goal was to do work in international health care; to donate my time in some naive, altruistic way. In March of 2014, there came word of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
What caused the West African Ebola outbreak?Healioall 3 news articles »
Canadian doctor Rob Fowler recognized for life-saving treatment in Ebola outbreak
Mortality rates went from 80 per cent to less than 40 per cent after an Ebola treatment was changed. Canadian Dr. Rob Fowler is being recognized with the Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award for his part in that change. (Doug Nicholson).
- Sixth Tone
Ebola Vaccine Maker CanSino Raises $65 Million
Funds will be put toward new facility in Tianjin capable of producing 100 million doses per year. Denise Hruby. Apr 19, 2017. After developing an Ebola vaccine, Chinese pharmaceutical startup CanSino this week announced a new round of investment in ...
- CDC/WHO Ebola recommendations may put sewer workers at risk
Researchers suggest that guidelines endorsed by the CDC and WHO for the safe disposal of liquid waste from patients with Ebola virus disease may not be adequate to prevent water treatment workers from being exposed to the virus, according to data ...
- Measuring the safety, efficacy of a vaccine against Ebola virus disease
Date: April 18, 2017; Source: University of Geneva; Summary: The 2014--2015 Ebola epidemic affected several countries in West Africa, leading to the death of more than 11,000 people. Although this epidemic of Ebolavirus disease is over, there is no ...
New Findings May Inform Ebola Treatment
Although there is still no cure for infection with the Ebola virus, the disease that spread through West Africa in 2014-2015 and caused a worldwide, media-fueled panic, researchers seem to have identified key parameters for its treatment. The World ...
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- The Quint
India Vulnerable To Infectious Diseases Like Zika, Ebola: Report
South Asian nations including India are "vulnerable" to emerging infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola and their level of preparedness is "inadequate" to protect public health, a new analysis has revealed. Inadequate surveillance and uneven health ...
- The Guardian
Grief etched in stone: Sierra Leone finally lays Ebola to rest – in pictures
Cemeteries played a key role in the the fight to contain the Ebola outbreak that began in Sierra Leone in 2014. The traditional burial practice of washing bodies by hand was banned in order to prevent the disease spreading, and families were unable to ...
- NET Website
After Ebola | netnebraska.org
The most contagious and deadly diseases in the world could be on our doorstep overnight. Would we recognize the symptoms? Could we treat the disease or ...and more »
- Liberia: Gender Ministry Launches Girls Ebola Recovery Support Project
Monrovia — Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon Kamara has encouraged adolescent girls to make use of opportunities, adding that issues of women and girls empowerment is close to her heart. She spoke at the launch of a project aimed at benefitting 2,000 ...and more »
Study describes course of acute illness and recovery in Ebola patient
An NIH-led study is the first to describe the course of acute illness and recovery in a patient with Ebola virus disease. Featured. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). More Featured: Zika Resource Center · Ebola Resource ...and more »
UK Zika, Ebola and MERS research amongst winners of multimillion vaccine funding boost - Emergency-Live (press release) (blog)Emergency-Live (press release) (blog)
UK Zika, Ebola and MERS research amongst winners of multimillion vaccine funding boost
Emergency-Live (press release) (blog)
April, 12 – The Department of Health has announced a multimillion pound funding boost for 22 new vaccines – all with the potential to take on diseases with epidemic potential such as Ebola, Zika and MERS. Infectious diseases do not respect borders so ...
- Global News Network
Liberia Pays Tribute To Togolese Leader Gnassingbé On Ebola Fight
Global News Network
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid tribute to the role of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé in mobilizing assistance from the international community during the Ebola outbreak in the West African sub-region. She said President Gnassingbé, who ...
Huge genome study dissects Ebola outbreak's spread
The largest genome sample ever analyzed for a human epidemic reveals that the West Africa epidemic unfolded with small, overlapping outbreaks as the virus spread over short distances and that urban settings amplified the spread. Meanwhile, another ...
After 'terrible couple of years', British Ebola nurse seeks 'closure' on return to Sierra Leone - The Peninsula QatarThe Peninsula Qatar
After 'terrible couple of years', British Ebola nurse seeks 'closure' on return to Sierra Leone
The Peninsula Qatar
Pauline Cafferkey, a nurse who volunteered to treat Ebola patients in West Africa, then survived the disease herself, leaves a hearing after being cleared of misconduct charges in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain September 14 2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne ...
3 Years After The Ebola Pandemic: A Family Of 7 Who Defied The ...
It's the third anniversary of the Ebola pandemic; 2014 was a catastrophic year. But one family in Liberia gave health workers a reason to celebrate.and more »
A Family Of Ebola Fighters: 'With God's Help, We Made It'
Three years ago, Liberia was in the opening act of an unfolding catastrophe. The first cases of Ebola had been confirmed in the country on March 30, 2014. Over the next months, the virus spread, largely undetected at first. By late summer, every day ...and more »
West Africa: Ecowas Ministers Want 'Special Attention' On Post-Ebola Era
Liberian health professionals provided most of the care for patients - often without adequate protection - and have been essential to rebuilding a ravaged health system. A two-day ECOWAS Ministers of Health meeting has adopted a five-count resolution ...and more »
Liberia: 'Ebola Threats Still Exist'
A three-day international health conference on post Ebola virus disease in the sub-region has ended in Monrovia with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf indicating that threats of the virus still exist in the region. Speaking Wednesday at the close of the ...
Ebola Genomes Help Reconstruct Virus' Spread During West African OutbreakGenomeWeball 6 news articles »
Man who sparked an ebola scare at Grimsby A&E now banned from every hospital in the country - Grimsby TelegraphGrimsby Telegraph
Man who sparked an ebola scare at Grimsby A&E now banned from every hospital in the country
A MAN who shut down Grimsby hospital's A&E department after claiming he had Ebola has now been banned from every hospital in the country. Labelled Britain's worst "hospital hopper", having cost the NHS tens of thousands of pounds on needless ...
- Hindustan Times
India vulnerable to Zika, Ebola; level of preparedness inadequate: Experts
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus, acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute of Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AP File Photo). South Asian nations, including ...and more »
- The Wire
Lessons for Developing Nations From the Ebola Crisis - The Wire
UN: The Group of 77 has pointed out that the Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 proved that “no country is immune from a disease outbreak, no matter where it emerges”.
The Ebola Crisis: Lessons Learned for Developing Nations - Sierra ...ReliefWeball 3 news articles »
- Deccan Chronicle
India easily susceptible to Zika and Ebola due to inadequate facilities
The need for health programs to avoid such outbreaks is necessary before it gets out of control. (Photo: Pixabay). New Delhi: South Asian nations including India are "vulnerable" to emerging infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola and their level of ...and more »
KWASU continues search for Ebola treatment
The vice chancellor of Kwara state university (KWASU) Malete, Prof Abdulrasheed Na'Allah has declared that the institution would not give up in its quests to find a therapy or prevention to the dreaded Ebola virus. Na'Allah who stated this at the ...and more »
- Liberian Daily Observer
Tear Fund Unveils Reports on Ebola, SGBV
Liberian Daily Observer
British charity organization Tear Fund has introduced a qualitative report on sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and Ebola virus recovery programs. The report revealed that there is still a degree of impunity for men who perpetrate violence and ...
- The Executive Mansion
Ebola could return
The New Dawn Liberia
President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says “we know that there exists a risk that it [Ebola] could return as the records have shown all over the world”, citing “many useful lessons” learned from the Ebola epidemics here.
President Sirleaf Acknowledges MRU Achievements Amid Ebola; Congratulates Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé.The Executive Mansionall 4 news articles »