A qualitative study to understand how Ebola Virus Disease affected nutrition in Sierra Leone —A food value-chain framework for improving future response strategies
ConclusionsInfectious diseases such as EVD have far-reaching effects that impact health and nutrition through interrelated pathways. In Sierra Leone, the entire food value-chain was broken to the extent that the system-wide damage was on par with that typically resulting from large natural disasters. A food value-chain approach, at minimum, offers a foundational framework from which to position nutrition preparedness and response efforts for outbreaks in similar resource constrained settings.
Several countries that have never experienced the problem, including Nigeria which is home to 191 million people, are particularly at risk - both now and in the years ahead.
Environmental destruction risks increasing the spread of deadly diseases including Ebola and malaria, with serious consequences for future public health
Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.
[Vanguard] Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson&Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said.
[Deutsche Welle] Many in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been waiting for this moment: A new vaccine to battle the Ebola outbreak is about to be released. The vaccine could reach broader parts of the population than before.
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson&Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said.
[New Times] Rwanda is planning a big vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) for adults, adolescents, and children aged two years living within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak.
Authors: Joseph HA, Wojno AE, Winter K, Grady-Erickson O, Hawes E, Benenson GA, Lee A, Cetron M Abstract The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa influenced how public health officials considered migration and emerging infectious diseases. Responding to the public's concerns, the US government introduced enhanced entry screening and post-arrival monitoring by public health authorities to reduce the risk of importation and domestic transmission of Ebola while continuing to allow travel from West Africa. This case study describes a new initiative, the Check and Report Ebola (CARE+) program that engaged travelers a...
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/11/2019. This web page provides updates on the 10th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been ongoing since August 2018. It provides links to reports, weekly updates, risk assessments, personal protective equipment information, and geographical distribution information about Ebola in the DRC and Uganda. (Text)
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.