Norway will fly its first Ebola patient back from Sierra Leone

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone was infected with Ebola virus and will be brought home for the treatment, the organization said on Monday.
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Authors: Batra S, Ochani RK, Diwan MN, Yasmin F, Qureshi SS, Bhimani S, Shaikh S, Tariq MA, Ahmed Ashraf M, Farooqi HA, Dodani SK Abstract Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), initially emerged over 40 years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Endemic to Africa, outbreaks have been recorded in six African countries since its detection in 1976. Fruit bats are believed to be the natural hosts of Ebola viruses (EBoV), with humans and other mammals serving as accidental hosts. Transmission of EBoV has been reported in various ways, including human to human transmission through cl...
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Taskforce says doctors treating adults with moderate, severe or critical Covid-19 should consider using drug to aid recovery timesThe antiviral drug remdesivir has been recommended for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in Australia, by the national taskforce bringing together the country ’s peak health groups.The National Covid-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce said Australian doctors treating adults with moderate, severe or critical Covid-19 should consider using the drug to aid recovery times.Continue reading...
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In this study, block randomization will be used, in blocks of 6.Blinding (masking)This is an open label trial. Trial participants, investigators, care givers, outcome assessors, and date analysts are not blinded to group assignment.Numbers to be randomised210 patients are expected to be enrolled and allocated according to the ratio of 2 (Favipiravir group, n=140): 1(regular treatment group, n=70).Trial StatusProtocol version number 3.0, 10th April 2020First Patient, first visit 17th March 2020; recruitment end date anticipated June 1, 2020.Trial,NCT04333589, April 3, 2020. Registered April 3,...
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As a critical care RN on Emory University Hospital's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) – the regional treatment center best known for accepting the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patients in the United States – one of my most important responsibilities is to train Emory clinicians to safely care for people with highly pathogenic infectious diseases. On January 7th, 2020, while co -facilitating one of these trainings, a colleague casually asked if I'd heard about the clusters of pneumonia in China.
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By Asif ZamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) Lockdowns have been the main measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections. But lockdowns typically incur huge economic costs, distributed unevenly in economies and societies. In fact, some governments acknowledged that they were choosing ‘life over economy’. ‘Life vs. Economy’: A false dichotomy As lockdowns have been repeatedly extended arguing that economy can be revived but not the dead, it has become increasingly clear that ‘lives and livelihoods’ are intrinsically intertwined. The longer the lockdowns, higher i...
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From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has come into sharper relief than ever. Co-chair Bill Gates announced at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 that it will give $1.6 billion over five years to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), to help ensure that people around the world have access to vaccines, regardless of income. The Gates Foundation in 1999 pledged $750 million to he...
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No new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 27 April 2020 (Figure 1). The source of infection of the cluster reported in April 2020 remains unconfirmed.
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[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Almost 50 responders from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived today in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), along with 3600 doses of Ebola vaccine and 2000 cartridges for lab testing, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told media in an online briefing.
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The DRC has reported nearly 3,200 cases of coronavirus and 72 deaths and nearly 370,000 cases of measles with nearly 6,800 deaths since 2019, CNN reported.
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