Ebola is real, Congo president tells skeptical population
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nation's worst-ever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust health workers.
Speaking at the first Time 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday, prominent geneticist George Church admitted that for about 10 years, he knew biological weapons could be specifically targeted to individual people. But he kept it to himself. Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, participated in a panel discussing how to introduce breakthroughs in medicine, which can become life-saving miracles, in ethical and responsible ways. He discussed his decision not to share his knowledge widely as an example of a line he consciously decided not to cross for ethical reasons. “I kept that a secret and didn...
An Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed more than 800 people, and angry locals have attacked aid workers. Canadian doctor Vinh-Kim Nguyen tells us what he saw on an aid mission to the region.
Viruses, Vol. 11, Pages 373: Inflammatory and Humoral Immune Response during Ebola Virus Infection in Survivor and Fatal Cases Occurred in Sierra Leone during the 2014–2016 Outbreak in West Africa Viruses doi: 10.3390/v11040373 Authors: Francesca Colavita Mirella Biava Concetta Castilletti Simone Lanini Rossella Miccio Gina Portella Francesco Vairo Giuseppe Ippolito Maria Rosaria Capobianchi Antonino Di Caro Eleonora Lalle Ebola virus (EBOV) infection is characterized by an excessive inflammatory response, a loss of lymphocytes and a general paralysis of the immune system, however pathophy...
Attacks on a hospital at the epicenter of Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak have killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others, the local mayor said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
Dozens of survivors are providing care — and much-needed human contact — to some of the littlest victims of the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record.
[WHO] Today, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was killed in an attack on Butembo University Hospital. Two other persons were injured in the attack but are believed to be in a stable condition.
CONCLUSIONS: The EIDAR Research Area is responsive to military-relevant infectious disease threats that are also frequently global public health concerns. Several new EIDAR efforts are underway that will provide Combatant Command Surgeons, Infectious Diseases Service Chiefs, and other Force Health Protection stakeholders with epidemiological information to mitigate the impact of EIDs and antimicrobial resistance on the health of U.S. military service members and their dependents. PMID: 31004432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[Observer] Years after the West Africa Ebola virus epidemic, Liberia's health system still carries the burden of the deadly outbreak. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt reports from Gbarnga, Liberia.
Publication date: 20–26 April 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10181Author(s): Andrew Green
Publication date: 20–26 April 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10181Author(s): Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt