South Sudan: Mystery Outbreak in South Sudan Kills Three

[East African] Three people have died of a mysterious haemorrhagic fever in South Sudan's Raja county of Western Bhar-el-Ghazal State, raising fears of an outbreak of Ebola.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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by Amy J. Schuh, Jackson Kyondo, James Graziano, Stephen Balinandi, Markus H. Kainulainen, Alex Tumusiime, Luke Nyakarahuka, Sophia Mulei, Jimmy Baluku, William Lonergan, Oren Mayer, Rastus Masereka, Fredrick Masereka, Esther Businge, Alphonse Gatare, Loice Kabyanga, Samuel Muhindo, Raymond Mugabe, Issa Makumbi, Joshua Kayiwa, Milton Makoba Wetaka, Vance Brown, Joseph Ojwang, Lisa Nelson, Monica Millard, Stuart T. Nichol, Joel M. Montgomery, Celine H. Taboy, Julius J. Lutwama, John D. Klena The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu in August 2018. By June 2019,...
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There has been little research on the impact of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis on people with disabilities. This paper outlines the way in which the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia in 20...
Source: International Journal for Equity in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to...
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BACKGROUND: The impacts of infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics are not gender neutral. Instead, infectious diseases and gender-based violence (GBV) mutually reinforce each other. Women and girls in humanitarian settings are disproportion...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Dec;27(12):3063-3072. doi: 10.3201/eid2712.204958.ABSTRACTDespite its critical role in containing outbreaks, the efficacy of contact tracing, measured as the sensitivity of case detection, remains an elusive metric. We estimated the sensitivity of contact tracing by applying unilist capture-recapture methods on data from the 2018-2020 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To compute sensitivity, we applied different distributional assumptions to the zero-truncated count data to estimate the number of unobserved case-patients with any contacts and infected contacts. ...
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A net increase in activities considered high risk was observed in both groups despite significant efforts to inform the population of risky behaviors. The absence of a reduction in transmission behavior post-outbreak should be considered for improving future behavior change campaigns in order to prevent recurrent outbreaks.PMID:34799143 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.10.071
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The impacts of infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics are not gender neutral. Instead, infectious diseases and gender-based violence (GBV) mutually reinforce each other. Women and girls in huma...
Source: Conflict and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Debate Source Type: research
Anna Honko Anthony P. Cardile Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious global health concern because case fatality rates are approximately 50% due to recent widespread outbreaks in Africa. Well-defined nonhuman primate (NHP) models for different routes of Ebola virus exposure are needed to test the efficacy of candidate countermeasures. In this natural history study, four rhesus macaques were challenged via aerosol with a target titer of 1000 plaque-forming units per milliliter of Ebola virus. The course of disease was split into the following stages for descriptive purposes: subclinical, clinical, and decompensated. D...
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This article discusses 5 infections causing significant morbidity and mortality across Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Avian influenza and the Middle East respiratory syndrome are highly contagious zoonoses spread through aerosol and droplets, affecting predominantly Asia. Dengue infection and chikungunya are endemic mosquito-borne viruses in tropical regions across Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Ebola is a highly contagious virus spread through human-to-human contact. The latest information in clinical manifestations, infection, prevention control, chemoprophylaxis, vaccination, and public health measures is reviewed.
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It is hoped vaccine based on similar technology to Oxford Covid jab can protect against both Zaire and Sudan species of virusThe first jab of a new Ebola vaccine that may protect against multiple species of the virus is to be given on Thursday, researchers have said, with the vaccine based on similar technology to the Oxford Covid jab.Ebola haemorrhagic fever is caused by the Ebola virus and has caused devastation in some parts of the world. It is thought the outbreak inwest Africa in 2014-16 may have led to more than 11,000 deaths, while theoutbreak in the DRC between August 2018 and June 2020 claimedmore than 2,200 lives.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Ebola Vaccines and immunisation UK news World news Medical research Health Society Source Type: news
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