Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been relatively low in recent weeks, with 15 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 7 October through 13 October (Figure 1).
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Related Links:

Congo’s president hopes deadly Ebola outbreak will end in the coming weeks
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
[Deutsche Welle] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have started using a second vaccine to fight Ebola. The country is struggling to contain what is now the world's second-worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
This study provides a better understanding of GP expression and processing in BmN cells, which may lay a foundation for EBOV-GP expression using the BmNPV baculovirus expression system.
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Health authorities in eastern Congo have introduced a new Ebola vaccine produced by Johnson&Johnson, aid group MSF said on Thursday, to help combat the world's second-worst outbreak of the virus on record.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Six new confirmed cases were reported in the past week (6 to 12 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
Fifteen confirmed cases were reported in the past week (30 October – 5 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news
Authors: Villanueva J, Schweitzer B, Odle M, Aden T Abstract The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) was established in 1999 to ensure an effective laboratory response to high-priority public health threats. The LRN for biological threats (LRN-B) provides a laboratory infrastructure to respond to emerging infectious diseases. Since 2012, the LRN-B has been involved in 3 emerging infectious disease outbreak responses. We evaluated the LRN-B role in these responses and identified areas for improvement. LRN-B laboratories tested 1097 specimens during the 2014 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak, 180 sp...
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
This study found demonstrable induction of the inflammatory response, and increase in the activation state of THP-1 macrophages infected with Makona. NFκB and inflammation-associated transcripts displayed significant changes in abundance, reflective of what was observed in human patients during the 2013–2016 EBOV outbreak in West Africa, and demonstrated that transcriptomic changes found in Makona-infected cells were similar to that observed in Reston virus infection and that have been described in previous studies of other variants of EBOV.
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
More News: Congo Health | Ebola | Epidemiology | Infectious Diseases | Outbreaks