The tail of the epidemic and the challenge of tracing the very last Ebola case.
The tail of the epidemic and the challenge of tracing the very last Ebola case. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(12) Authors: Kaasik-Aaslav K, Coulombier D PMID: 25846487 [PubMed - in process]
[RSF] Since a radio presenter's murder two weeks ago in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, people are readier to talk and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has documented a dozen cases of attacks and threats against journalists and media in connection with the Ebola epidemic. The authorities must do what is necessary to protect them, RSF said.
[MSF] The current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the worst on record in the country and the second-largest epidemic of the disease recorded anywhere. Almost a year after the declaration of the outbreak, more than 2,180 people have died from the virus.
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): C. Reed Hranac, Jonathan C. Marshall, Ara Monadjem, David T.S. HaymanAbstractEbola virus disease (EVD) presents a threat to public health throughout equatorial Africa. Despite numerous ‘spillover’ events into humans and apes, the maintenance reservoirs and mechanism of spillover are poorly understood. Evidence suggests fruit bats play a role in both instances, yet data remain sparse and bats exhibit a wide range of life history traits. Here we pool sparse data and use a mechanistic approach to examine how birthing cycles of African f...
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An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
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Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).