Four killed in attacks against Ebola response centers in Congo

Militia fighters in eastern Congo killed four people and injured several others in attacks on two Ebola response centers on Thursday, in what responders described as a serious setback to efforts to contain the epidemic.
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CONCLUSIONS: Systems-level interventions may alleviate distress for most providers without the need for specialized mental health intervention. Psychotherapeutic support and referral to specialty care should be available to health workers with severe and intense adverse psychological outcomes during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence-based interventions are urgently needed to better serve health workers both during and following epidemics/pandemics. PMID: 33019857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who ’s fought epidemics on multiple continents, explains what the government needs to do right now to combat the Covid-19 outbreak that’s struck the White House.
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Authors: Frimpong S, Paintsil E Abstract Not only do epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and the current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cause the loss of millions of lives, but they also cost the global economy billions of dollars. Consequently, there is an urgent need to formulate interventions that will help control their spread and impact when they emerge. The education of young girls and women is one such historical approach. They are usually the vulnerable targets of disease outbreaks - they are most likely to be vehicles for the spread of epidemics due to their assigned traditional roles in...
Source: The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale J Biol Med Source Type: research
This article was originally published by the Frontline Health Workers coalition on September 30, 2020.Read it here.
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Global health security Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Information about the impact of epidemics on parents and children is relevant to policy makers to aid them in developing strategies to help families cope with epidemic/pandemic-driven adversity and ensure their children's healthy development. PMID: 32980318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: J Pediatr (Rio J) Source Type: research
Condition:   Healthy Interventions:   Biological: Ad26.ZEBOV;   Biological: MVA-BN-Filo Sponsors:   Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.;   Center for Family Health Research (CFHR);   Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI);   Emory University Not yet recruiting
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In this study, we evaluated the performance of two plastic microscope slide types that offer safe alternatives to glass slides, determined the temporal parameters required to inactivate EBOV and LASV in thin blood smears by methanol fixation, and assessed the virucidal activity of Giemsa stain. Both types of plastic microscope slides performed optimally; there were no significant differences in blood cell morphology or tinctorial properties nor were differences noted in Plasmodium ovale morphology or staining, when compared with glass slides. For both EBOV and LASV, viable viruses were not detected in thin blood smears fol...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Condition:   Healthy Interventions:   Biological: Ad26.ZEBOV;   Biological: MVA-BN-Filo Sponsors:   Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.;   Center for Family Health Research (CFHR);   Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI);   Emory University Not yet recruiting
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Background: Over the last two decades, advanced methods have been developed to model the spatio-temporal evolution of real-world epidemics. Tracking and forecasting the full spatio-temporal evolution of an epidemic can help public health officials to plan their emergency response and health care.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0592 Source Type: research
Background: Current trends of emerging infectious disease outbreaks (EIDs) forecast impending global epidemiological crises. Human-driven environmental changes, including climate change along with overpopulation and global travel, have been contributing to EIDs outbreaks in many developing countries. The subject has attracted increasing attention with the recent Ebola and Zika epidemics, which highlights the potential threats to human and animal health, social stability, and global trade and economy.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0523 Source Type: research
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