UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders
The UN says rebel attacks in eastern Congo have killed Ebola responders; ‘our worst fears realized’
Publication date: January 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): Walter O Ochieng, Tun Ye, Christina Scheel, Aun Lor, John Saindon, Sue Lin Yee, Martin I Meltzer, Vikas Kapil, Kevin KaremSummaryBackgroundTransportation of laboratory samples in low-income and middle-income countries is often constrained by poor road conditions, difficult geographical terrain, and insecurity. These constraints can lead to long turnaround times for laboratory diagnostic tests and hamper epidemic control or patient treatment efforts. Although uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS)—ie, drones—can mitigate some of...
Abstract An association between malaria and risk for death among patients with Ebola virus disease has suggested within-host interactions between Plasmodium falciparum parasites and Ebola virus. To determine whether such an interaction might also influence the probability of acquiring either infection, we used a large snapshot surveillance study from rural Gabon to test if past exposure to Ebola virus is associated with current infection with Plasmodium spp. during nonepidemic conditions. We found a strong positive association, on population and individual levels, between seropositivity for antibodies against Ebol...
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Many cases blamed on a single individual who appears to have caught virus for second timeHealth officials are investigating an alarming spike inEbola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with many blamed on a single individual who appears to have contracted the disease for a second time this year.Amid the struggle to bring the16-monthoutbreak under control, the World Health Organization noted an almost 300% increase in cases in the last three weeks, with 17 of 27 linked to a single chain of transmission.Continue reading...
Cases of the deadly Ebola virus have risen in the Democratic Republic of Congo where health care workers remain largely cut off from the disease's hotspots since militants attacked their camp, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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