Congo-Kinshasa: Democratic Republic of the Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over

[UN News] The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province that began in October, is officially over, national health authorities announced this Thursday.
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Conclusions: The paper finds that it is not only the occurrence of an epidemic, captured by the epidemics dummy variable, but also the health consequences, captured by the number of deaths per 100,000 population, that have a significant effect on income inequality. This is especially the case when we incorporate COVID-19 in our analysis.Trial registration:Not Applicable.
Source: Health Economics Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Credit: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMIDBy Baher KamalMADRID, Jan 14 2022 (IPS) While absolutely ready to kill, with the biggest military powers spending in 2020 nearly two trillion US dollars on weapons, the world is shockingly unprepared to save the lives of millions of unarmed, innocent civilian victims of wars… and other man-made catastrophes. The military spending data come from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which also reports that global nuclear arsenals grow as states continue to modernise, thus sharply increasing the dangers of an unimaginable number of victims of the most deva...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1339:131-137. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-78787-5_18.ABSTRACTThe Ebola virus disease is a severe hemorrhagic fever that affects humans and other primates. Ebola virus, the causative agent of the disease, is transmitted to humans from wild animals and is highly contagious and aggressive with an estimated fatality rate to be around 50%. Since 1976, 11 outbreaks of Ebola virus disease have been reported in total, affecting mostly sub-Saharan Africa, while the most recent ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has more than 3000 reported cases and 72 deaths. Although an effective vaccine aga...
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By Caitlin Loehr, Digital health technical advisor ; Richard Stanley, Senior Product Manager, Digital Health ; Ally Shaban, Senior regional software engineer A health worker checks their phone on the way to visit HIV-positive clients in Livingston Izabal, Guatemala. Photo by Levi Dieguez for IntraHealth International.January 13, 2022When Ebola spread through Liberia in August 2014, health workers needed information—and they needed it fast. We’ve seen exactly the same need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Back in 2014,IntraHealth International andUNICEF createdmHero—a two-way, mobile phone-based commun...
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Conclusions Results indicate that depressive symptoms in EVD affected populations is a major public health problem that must be addressed through culturally adapted mental health programs.
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ConclusionsThe heterologous 2-dose vaccination was well tolerated in African adolescents and children with no vaccine-related SAEs. All vaccinees displayed anti-EBOV GP antibodies after the 2-dose regimen, with higher responses in the 56-day interval groups. The frequency of pyrexia after vaccine or placebo was higher in children than in adolescents. These data supported the prophylactic indication against EBOV disease in a paediatric population, as licenced in the EU. Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT02564523.
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Acta Virol. 2021;65(4):350-364. doi: 10.4149/av_2021_409.ABSTRACTZoonotic transmission of highly pathogenic viruses, are a cause of deadly epidemics around the globe. These are of particular concern as evident from the recent global pandemic due to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The genus Ebolavirus belongs to the Filoviridae family and its members are known to cause the Ebola virus disease (EVD), a highly contagious disease with a mortality rate of approximately 90%. The similarity of the clinical symptoms to those of various tropical ailments poses a high risk of misdiagnosis. Diagnostic strategies currently utiliz...
Source: Acta Virologica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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