In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak
Homelessness grips San Diego: 'Most vulnerable are dying' in one of most 'livable regions in America'
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.
Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region.
Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it.
The Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Johnson &Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Janssen R&D are launching a new crowdsourced tech development challenge looking to support innovative respiratory protection devices, according to a recently listed government posting. The new contest, dubbed the QuickFire Challenge, will look to award up to $100,000 to developers of “reimagined, transformative respiratory protection” devices, according to the release. Both J&J’s Janssen and BARDA will collaborate on the challenge, alongside J&J’s JLABS inc...
This article aims to prevent the possible recurrence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) by understanding the status of South Korea's public healthcare system through a literature review. In addition, it presents measures to reinforce the public health system by analyzing the roles and limitations of the health authority, which plays a key role in preventing the spread of this infectious disease, through their response to the recent MERS outbreak in the country. Based on the analysis, the results showed the following implications: (1) Community health centers need to expand and reinforce their functions. It is i...
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease.
Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO said Tuesday.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the resurgence was likely caused by an accumulation of measles-susceptible children not being vaccinated. This vaccine effectiveness study does not support possible vaccination failure as a contributing factor. PMID: 30102493 [PubMed - in process]
Congo's health ministry says Ebola outbreak spreads to 2nd province in turbulent northeast
[Vanguard] Towards ending the series of outbreaks of Lassa fever, Monkeypox, yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, Ebola and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, have launched the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, A4EPR.