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In a world where record numbers of people need humanitarian assistance and disease outbreaks are a continual global threat, the systems needed to respond are under unprecedented strain. And the resources in shortest supply are field response staff – specialists who volunteer to take their skills to some of the world’s most threatening locations. "Before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015, we deployed about 100 people a year, but for the Ebola outbreak alone we sent more than 1,000. It became clear that we did not have enough adequately prepared people," explains Renee Christensen, Training Co-ordinator for the WHO ’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
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Publication date: Available online 3 February 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): A. Tariq, K. Roosa, K. Mizumoto, G. ChowellAbstractOn August 1, 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo declared its 10th and largest outbreak of Ebola inflicting North Khivu and Ituri provinces. The spread of Ebola to Congolese urban centers along with deliberate attacks on the health care workers has hindered epidemiological surveillance activities, leading to substantial reporting delays. Reporting delays distort the epidemic incidence pattern misrepresenting estimates of epidemic potential and the outbreak trajectory. To assess the impact of r...
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Surging conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is hampering efforts to stamp out the virus. Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
[UN News] Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency said on Thursday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can be brought to an end in six months, if everything goes as planned. Latest figures from the DRC Ministry of Health put the number of Ebola cases at 927, including 584 deaths.
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The CDC hopes to send more experts to Congo in the next few weeks to train personnel in the fight against a raging Ebola outbreak that has already killed nearly 600 people and is far from under control, the CDC director said Thursday.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency said on Thursday.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
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(MedPage Today) -- Despite setbacks from attacks, case numbers shrinking, WHO says
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THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds. More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in the outbreak. Researchers compared 966...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Instead of a regular edition of theNature Podcast, this week we ’ve got an extended News Chat between Benjamin Thompson and Amy Maxmen. They discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC, an injectable treatment for HIV, and how the proposed US 2020 budget could affect science.
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