Nutritional Care for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease

M. Ververs and M. Gabra
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news
(Wiley) Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
The field of medical AI is buzzing. More and more companies set the purpose to disrupt healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. Given how fast these companies come and go, it can prove to be hard to stay up-to-date with the most promising ones. Here, I collected the biggest names currently on the market ranging from start-ups to tech giants to keep an eye on in the future. To further help you keep up with what A.I. brings to medicine, The Medical Futurist team made an easy-to-digest e-book about just that. I highly encourage you to read it and would love to hear about your thoughts! Artificial Intelligence has ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Design AI digital health genetics Innovation Personalized medicine pharma GC1 big data drug development healthcare companies medical imaging Source Type: blogs
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A study in mice finds that a compound modeled on a protein found in bananas safely protects against multiple strains of the influenza virus, Ebola and coronaviruses.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/21/2020. This web page, updated in 2020, provides the latest updates on diseases reported to the World Health Organization, including updates on cases of novel coronavirus in Asia and Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It provides links to archives of disease outbreaks by year, by disease, and disease outbreaks by countries, territories, and areas. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
by Marcel Bokelmann, Kathryn Edenborough, Nicole Hetzelt, Petra Kreher, Angelika Lander, Andreas Nitsche, Uwe Vogel, Heinz Feldmann, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Andreas Kurth The significance of the integral membrane protein Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) in the ebolavirus entry process has been determined using various cell lines derived from humans, non-human primates and fruit bats. Fruit bats have long been purported as the potential reservoir host for ebolaviruses, howeve r several studies provide evidence thatMops condylurus, an insectivorous microbat, is also an ebolavirus reservoir. NPC1 receptor expression in the context of ...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
by Esther Yei Mokuwa, Harro Maat At the height of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in November 2014, a new decentralized approach to ending infection chains was adopted. This approach was based on building local, small-scale Community Care Centres (CCC) intended to serve as triage units for safe handling of patients waiting for test results, with subsequent transfer to Ebola Treatment Centers (ETC) for those who tested positive for Ebola. This paper deals with local response to the CCC, and explains, through qualitative analysis of focus group data sets, why this development was seen, locally, in a positive light. The r...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, the vaccine was locally and systemically well‐tolerated and the viral vector was partially or totally cleared from the organs where it disseminated, supporting the clinical development of the vaccine.
Source: Journal of Applied Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conditions:   Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola Virus) & Differentials;   Malaria (Plasmodium Falciparum);   Typhoid Fever (Salmonella Typhi/Salmonella Parathyphi);   Dengue Fever (Dengue Virus);   Chikunkunya Fever (Chikunkunya Virus);   Yellow Fever (Yellow Fever Virus) Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Differential RPA tests Sponsors:   University of Stirling;   Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale. Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Con...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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