Ebola survivors suffer 'severe' neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds

People who survive Ebola can suffer "severe" neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the often deadly disease.
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[Deutsche Welle] Germany is one of the largest government donors for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. An outbreak in DR Congo has led to the deaths of nearly 500 people since last August.
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Horby Richard Bedell Michael Rekart Jan Hajek Francois Lamontagne During the Ebola outbreak, mortality reduction was attributed to multiple improvements in supportive care delivered in Ebola treatment units (ETUs). We aimed to identify high-priority supportive care measures, as well as perceived barriers and facilitators to their implementation, for patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). We conducted a cross-sectional survey of key stakeholders involved in the response to the 2014–2016 West African EVD outbreak. Out of 57 email invitations, 44 responses were received, and 29 respondents completed th...
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Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.
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In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.
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Analyst, 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8AN02482K, PaperZhihua Wang, Hao Liang, Haijie Cao, Bingjie Zhang, Jun Li, Wenqiong Wang, Shanshan Qin, Yuefei Wang, Lijiang Xuan, Luhua Lai, Wenqing Shui An integrated approach was developed for discovery of natural herb-derived ligands targeting the hydrophobic pocket of nucleoprotein of Ebola viruses. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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[IRIN] Butembo -"I had heard so many scary stories about Mai-Mai fighters that I didn't know what to expect"
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The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed locations. During the last 21 days (30 January – 19 February 2019), 79 new cases have been reported from 40 health areas within 12 health zones (Figure 1), including: Katwa (46), Butembo (15), Kyondo (4), Vuhovi (4), Kalunguta (2), Oicha (2), Biena (1), Mabalako (1), Manguredjipa (1), Masereka (1), Mutwanga (1), and Rwampara (1).1 No new cases have been reported from the Beni in the last thre...
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AbstractImmunoinformatics has come by leaps and bounds to finding potent vaccine candidates against various pathogens. In the current study, a combination of different T (CD4+ and CD8+) and B cell epitope prediction tools was applied to find peptides containing multiple epitopes against Ebola nucleoprotein (NP) and the presentation of peptides to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules was analyzed by prediction, docking and population coverage tools. Further, potential peptides were analyzed by ELISA for peptide induced IFN- γ secretion in peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from healthy volunteers. Six pept...
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/20/2019. This three-page document outlines recommendations about vaccination against Ebola virus disease in the context of the outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the continuing high case count and the risk of further spread, members of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviewed the epidemiological situation, progression on the development of different candidate Ebola vaccines, and modeling results on the potential impact of different Ebola vaccine delivery strategies. SAGE concluded that the currently recomme...
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Analytical ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04623
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