Uganda declares Ebola outbreak over; vaccine trials stand ready
Less than four months after the first Ebola case was confirmed in Uganda, the East African nation has declared the outbreak over. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda ’s Worst Ebola Outbreak in Two Decades Is Over, W.H.O. Declares
The virus spread to nine districts nationwide, infecting hundreds and killing dozens. Seven health workers were among those who died. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Uganda Ebola Virus Museveni, Yoweri World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Uganda Declares End of Deadly Ebola Outbreak
KAMPALA, Uganda—Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is over, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday, capping a nearly four-month struggle to contain a rare strain of the highly contagious virus for which there are no proven vaccines or antiviral treatments. Uganda’s Health Ministry said 42 days had…#healthministry #uganda #kampalaugandaugandas #sudan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: 2022 Year in Health - New Ebola and Cholera Outbreaks, MPox Emergency, Covid-19 'Not Over'
[UN News] The UN warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a cause for global concern, and outbreaks of cholera, Ebola and Monkeypox (now renamed mpox) led to the mobilization of health and aid workers to contain life-threatening illnesses. The UN warned that the aim of eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030 was under threat, but a new vaccine raised hopes that malaria can be beaten. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola Success Forces Revamp of Vaccines Trial
[VOA] Entebbe, Uganda -- Uganda on Thursday received two more potential vaccines for a trial against the Sudan strain of the deadly Ebola virus. Uganda has recorded 142 confirmed cases and 55 deaths since the September outbreak but has had no new cases since late November. While having no active cases is welcomed, it also means the trial will have to be revamped to test the vaccines' effectiveness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda gets Ebola vaccine doses for trial on Sudan strain
Uganda’s government says it has received more than 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines for a clinical trial to assess their protection against the Sudan strain of the virus that caused an outbreak with over 50 deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Stepping Down. Here ’s His Advice For His Successor
After Dr. Anthony Fauci steps down as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to President Biden on Dec. 31, he’ll leave behind a long and storied career. Ahead of his last day, he spoke to TIME from his office at the National Institutes of Health about what’s next for him—and his advice for whoever fills his shoes. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. TIME: You’re leaving your leadership positions in the federal government, but you aren’t retiring. What are you calling the next stage in your career? [time-brightc...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

News at a glance: Logging ’s effects, endangered abalone, and a contract for UC postdocs
CONSERVATION Life can thrive in a partially logged forest, study finds Forest plants and animals can thrive in selectively logged areas , calling into question their designation as degraded ecosystems, a study in Malaysia has found. An international team of researchers studied differences among an intact old forest, partly logged forest areas, and sites cleared for oil palm plantations, all of them in Sabah state on northern Borneo. The scientists used data—gathered over 12 years by the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems project, one of the world’s largest ecological studies—abou...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

J & J and Merck Ebola Vaccines Produce Lasting Antibodies in Children and Adults: Studies J & J and Merck Ebola Vaccines Produce Lasting Antibodies in Children and Adults: Studies
Ebola vaccines developed by Johnson& Johnson and Merck produced virus-fighting antibodies and appear to be safe in children and adults, according to data from two studies published on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Prevail Part of Large Ebola Vaccine Study Conducted in West Africa That Publishes Promising Findings
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL), a joint Liberia-United States clinical research partnership, is part of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccinations (PREVAC), an international consortium that conducts research in West Africa. The PREVAC consortium (Liberia, Guinea, Mali, and Sierra Leone) includes scientists from PREVAIL, the French research organization Inserm, and from institutions in Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The conso (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine regimens safe, immunogenic in adults and children
NIH participated in international PREVAC consortium. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Disappearing Ebola Outbreak Challenges Vaccine Testing
[Independent (Kampala)] December 05 marked 80 days of responding to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Uganda and seven days since the last confirmed case in one of the worst hit districts called Kasanda. A total of 36 contacts were actively being followed-up in four districts, a follow-up rate of 100% in the past 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ebola Trial Candidate Vaccines Arrive in Uganda in Record 79 Days After Outbreak Declared
[WHO] The first doses of one of the three candidate vaccines against Sudan ebolavirus arrived in Uganda yesterday. These will be evaluated in a clinical trial called the Solidarity Against Ebola or Tokomeza Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: First Batch of Ebola Vaccines Arrives in Uganda For Clinical Trials
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Uganda has received a shipment of 1,200 Ebola vaccine doses from the World Health Organization today, writes Elias Biryambarema for Reuters. Three vaccine options - one from the University of Oxford and Serum Institute of India, another by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a third by Merck & Co Inc. will be considered for use in the clinical trial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Ebola Could Have Wiped Us All’: Slow Lockdown Haunts Uganda
The authorities hesitated to impose restrictions in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak because of residual trauma from the Covid lockdown. Ebola then spread to the capital, killing dozens of Ugandans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Uganda Ebola Virus Museveni, Yoweri Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Robert (Bobi Wine) Deaths (Fatalities) Politics and Government Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news