Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - 'WHO Between a Rock and a Hard Place'
[Deutsche Welle] Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO's decision proved controversial.
From the European Congress of Virology in Rotterdam, Vincent and local co-host Ben Berkhout speak with Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny about their careers and their work on influenza virus, environmental virology, and developing an Ebola virus vaccine during an epidemic. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Ben Berkhout Guests: Ron Fouchier, Rosina Girones, and Marie-Paule Kieny Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ECV2019 Drift of human H2N2 viruses (J Viral) Viruses in urban sewage (Sci Tot Environ) Ebola ...
[RFI] Uganda has fast-tracked testing of Ebola vaccines, as the WHO declared the outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern", a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
ConclusionsLimited peer-reviewed literature exists on AE-HLCT, including important aspects related to healthcare worker fatigue, alertness, shift scheduling, and clinical care performance. This hinders the sharing of best practices to inform evacuations and equip teams for future outbreaks. Despite the successful use of different aircraft and technologies, the unique nature of the mission opens the opportunity for greater coordination and development of consensus standards for AE-HLCT operations.
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness. These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified on August 1, 2018, is now approaching the first anniversary of its initial detection. At the fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee of the WHO regarding this epidemic on July 17, the Director General of the WHO, at the recommendation of the Committee, declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). What were the conditions that led the Committee to recommend the declaration at this point, after 3 prior meetings failed to reach the same result despite mult...
Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.
The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.
[UN News] Ahead of a key expert meeting conevned by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic "is infecting more children" than earlier outbreaks.
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.
[VOA] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is affecting more children than normal. The United Nations Children's Fund says kids represent nearly one-third of current total cases, compared to about 20 percent in previous outbreaks.