Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Has Taken Over Ebola Response. How He Can Make a Difference

[The Conversation Africa] The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of an experimental vaccine, new treatments and more rapid response to the outbreak when compared to the West African outbreak.
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Abstract The rVSV Ebola vaccine was shown to be very efficacious in a novel ring vaccination trial in Guinea. However, no correlates of vaccine protection have been established for Ebola vaccines. Several Ebola vaccine candidates are available, but conducting randomized trials of additional candidates in outbreaks is difficult. Establishing correlates of vaccine protection is essential. Here we explore power and sample size calculations to evaluate potential correlates of risk during an Ebola vaccination campaignin an outbreak. The method requires a blood draw be made at a predetermined time after vaccination. The...
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Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
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Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 1/14/2020. This one-hour, 44-minute presentation discusses how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been at the forefront in the global effort to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. NIH staff were deployed in western Africa during the 2015-2016 Ebola outbreak to provide primary care to those infected, and Ebola patients were received at the NIH Clinical Center. For many years prior, NIH scientists studied the natural reservoirs of emerging viruses such as Ebola virus and have elucidated the biology of Ebola virus infection, which has informed the creation of in...
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(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) Public health efforts successfully stopped human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus in West Africa in 2016 after the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Pursuing and intensifying efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccination strategy against Ebola virus disease, with durable protection in all populations, including children, is vital.
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[Deutsche Welle] The deadly virus has killed nearly three times as many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo as any Ebola outbreak. It's preventable with a vaccine.
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(Natural News) The federal government is ramping up its Ebola propaganda campaign once again with a new announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about a newly released Ebola rapid diagnostics test, which just so happens to coincide with the release of a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Ebola vaccine that...
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Although Ebola is rare in the U. S., the vaccine ’s approval will help in world-wide efforts to prevent future Ebola outbreaks and deaths.
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On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Ervebo, the first vaccine against Ebola to get green lit by American officials. It comes as a Congo outbreak rages on and has killed 4 in Uganda.
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by Kai J. Rogers, Bethany Brunton, Laura Mallinger, Dana Bohan, Kristina M. Sevcik, Jing Chen, Natalie Ruggio, Wendy Maury BackgroundEbolavirus (EBOV) outbreaks, while sporadic, cause tremendous morbidity and mortality. No therapeutics or vaccines are currently licensed; however, a vaccine has shown promise in clinical trials. A critical step towards development of effective therapeutics is a better understanding of factors that govern host susceptibility to this pathogen. As macrophages are an important cell population targeted during virus replication, we explore the effect of cytokine polarization on macrophage infectio...
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