Ebola treatment hope
Publication date: 17 August 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 243, Issue 3243Author(s): Ruby Prosser ScullyAs many as 90 per cent of people with the virus could be saved thanks to two experimental drugs, reports Ruby Prosser Scully
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ebola is the one topic that makes headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it is unfortunately only one among several crises affecting the Congolese people.
This article provides the groundwork and insights as a value addition toward an India-specific framework of action for response and recovery for Nipah outbreaks in future.
[Monitor] Uganda has started tracing contacts associated with a Tanzanian doctor who died of suspected Ebola disease.
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Yuxi Wang, Martin McKee, Aleksandra Torbica, David StucklerAbstractContemporary commentators describe the current period as “an era of fake news” in which misinformation, generated intentionally or unintentionally, spreads rapidly. Although affecting all areas of life, it poses particular problems in the health arena, where it can delay or prevent effective care, in some cases threatening the lives of individuals. While examples of the rapid spread of misinformation date back to the earliest days of scientific med...
[WHO] Standing in front of her house, Kavira Kasomo chats with L éa Kanyere as if they are old friends. Kanyere shows Kasomo something on her mobile phone that makes her smile. Then Kanyere lends a hand as Kasomo hangs out her laundry.
[WHO] Brazzaville, 18 September 2019 - On 14 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) received formal notification from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania that there are no cases of Ebola virus disease in the country. This followed earlier rumours of the death of one person and illness in a few others. The Tanzanian authorities did not indicate what the cause of the illnesses might have been.
The intensity of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased slightly from last week, with 57 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces from 11-17 September 2019, versus 40 in the previous week.
NAM President Victor J. Dzau, a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group after the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is among the international expert authors of a new GPMB report that outlines steps to prepare for and mitigate the effects of a widespread global health emergency.Read More
Publication date: 17 September 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 28, Issue 12Author(s): Courtney Woolsey, Andrea R. Menicucci, Robert W. Cross, Priya Luthra, Krystle N. Agans, Viktoriya Borisevich, Joan B. Geisbert, Chad E. Mire, Karla A. Fenton, Allen Jankeel, Sneha Anand, Hideki Ebihara, Thomas W. Geisbert, Ilhem Messaoudi, Christopher F. BaslerSummaryZaire ebolavirus (EBOV) VP35 protein is a suppressor of type I interferon (IFN) production, an inhibitor of dendritic cell maturation, and a putative virulence determinant. Here, a recombinant EBOV encoding a mutant VP35 virus (VP35m) is demonstrated to activate RIG-I-like r...
Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday.