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Findings from a study done in 12 cynomolgus macaques suggest that common immune responses to Ebola virus could serve as an early marker for infection. The monkeys, which were infected intranasally with Ebola virus, presented with varying times to disease onset, but about 4 days before fever began in each one, researchers noticed a distinctive upregulation of interferon-stimulating genes. Comparison with data from the 2014 –16 Ebola outbreak in Guinea showed activation of the same genes, in the same order, in human beings.
Authors: Gorry C Abstract Meningitis, neuropathy, HIV, dengue-since the 1960s, Cuba has faced its share of epidemics. More recently, Cuban health pro-fessionals tackled domestic outbreaks of H1N1 (2009) and Zika (2016), and worked alongside colleagues from around the world to stem Ebola in West Africa; all three were categorized by WHO as public health emergencies of international concern. In December 2019, China reported its fi rst cluster of pneumo-nia cases, later identifi ed as the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. In January 2020, Cuban authorities convened a multi-sector working group coordinated by the Min...
Cuba's Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute:Battling COVID-19 One Study, One Test, One Patient at a Time. MEDICC Rev. 2020 Jan;22(2):40-44 Authors: Coutin G, Bacallao-Gallestey J, Castellanos-Serra L Abstract This MEDICC Review roundtable brings you specialists from Havana's Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), who are working directly with testing, research and patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 1937 by its namesake, the Institute has gained considerable worldwide prestige. Today, it is a PAHO-WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and Its Vector...
Health officials confirm a second Ebola outbreak in Congo.
"This is a reminder that COVID-19 is not the only health threat people face," WHO chief says as 4 deaths confirmed.
[WHO] Geneva/Brazzaville/Kinshasa -The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak.
[DW] Following four deaths in western Congo, 1,000km from the ongoing outbreak, authorities have reported a new Ebola epidemic. "COVID-19 is not the only health threat people face," WHO chief Tedros said.
Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said.
The new Ebola crisis in the DRC compounds an already extremely difficult situation for public health officials.The country is also dealing with the world ’s largest measles outbreak that has killed over 6,000, and Covid-19, which has infected 3,195 and killed 75.
Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has raged in the east since 2018.
THE Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister has confirmed a new case of Ebola in the country's Équateur province, which saw 33 people die in the 2018 outbreak. Is there a cure for ebola?