NIAID dcientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs aren't infectious, they show promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. Since details about influenza VLPs are scant, a team of researchers developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. The research, conducted by NIAID scientists, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Global Health: Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘ Largely Contained ’
The first Ebola outbreak fought with a new vaccine is winding down, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak lasted just seven weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Mbandaka (Congo, Democratic Republic of) Africa Source Type: news

How the flu virus builds a better mousetrap
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Challenges of Administering Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas
[The Conversation Africa] No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread
'Why aren't we being vaccinated?' Congolese taxi drivers in Ebola-infected city express fear (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Trials for Vaccines Enter Final Stages
[East African] Researchers at the Kericho-based Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project Clinical Research Centre are finalising human trials of Ebola vaccines in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine test raises hopes, doubts in Congo
With thousands of doses dispatched to front-line health workers, the world is watching to see if a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than traditional measures doctors have tried since Ebola was identified 40 years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

Development of vaccines from AIDS to Zika, using a novel 'plug and play' viral platform
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from GeoVax have developed a flexible 'Plug and Play' technology platform that delivers single-dose vaccines that fully protect against emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola. The research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo's three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As Aid Workers Move to the Heart of Congo ’ s Ebola Outbreak, ‘ Everything Gets More Complicated ’
Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region ’ s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus ZMapp (Drug) Vaccination and Immunization Humanitarian Aid Doctors Without Borders International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies United Nations Children's Fund World Health Organization Africa C Source Type: news

The Fight to Get a Vaccine to Center of Ebola Outbreak
Medical investigators will need to overcome the rural region ’ s extreme logistical hurdles to reconstruct transmission chains, vaccinate contacts and halt the spread. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus ZMapp (Drug) Vaccination and Immunization Humanitarian Aid Doctors Without Borders International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies United Nations Children's Fund World Health Organization Africa C Source Type: news

Nearly 700 vaccinated against Ebola in Congo
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo's three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible
Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccinations in Congo outbreak; more cases possible (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:DRC - MSF Begins Ebola Vaccination Trial in Bikoro to Help Curb Outbreak
[MSF] The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers yesterday in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The vaccination, which is being conducted with Epicentre--MSF's research arm--will also be offered to contacts of patients. The start of the Bikoro trial comes about a week after health care workers in Mbandaka began receiving the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Outbreak
So far, more than 400 people have received an experimental Ebola vaccine that's never before been used in an emerging outbreak, the Associated Press reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DRC: MSF begins Ebola vaccination trial in Bikoro to help curb outbreak
The trial —which is only one element of the larger strategy to control the spread of Ebola—will be administered using a “ring” approach.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

DRC: MSF begins Ebola vaccination trial in Bikoro to help curb outbreak
Press releaseDRC: MSF begins Ebola vaccination trial in Bikoro to help curb outbreakMay 29, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers yesterday in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola Efforts'Starting to See a Good Response' in DRC
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination efforts working, new therapeutics under review (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More regions to be vaccinated, experimental drugs to be tried in Congo Ebola outbreak
More than 400 people have been vaccinated and more than 800 contacts traced in the city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Response
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is "cautiously optimistic" about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas. There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. The U.N. health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak. WHO emergencies chief Peter Salama told reporters that the response has gone "quite smoothly" and that the agency's first priority had been to stop Ebo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Health Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Response
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is "cautiously optimistic" about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas. There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. The U.N. health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak. WHO emergencies chief Peter Salama told reporters that the response has gone "quite smoothly" and that the agency's first priority had been to stop Ebo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Health Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Response
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is "cautiously optimistic" about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas. There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. The U.N. health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak. WHO emergencies chief Peter Salama told reporters that the response has gone "quite smoothly" and that the agency's first priority had been to stop Ebo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Health Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Response
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is "cautiously optimistic" about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas. There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. The U.N. health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak. WHO emergencies chief Peter Salama told reporters that the response has gone "quite smoothly" and that the agency's first priority had been to stop Ebo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro
Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations Begin in Congo's Northwest Town of Bikoro
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least five of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. Bikoro Hospital director Dr. Serge Ngalebato said he and other health officials were vaccinated for protection when treating Ebola patients. "We who are on the front lines of caring for the sick. We are reassured," he told The Associated Press by telephone. Monday's vac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak warning - could deadly virus reach the UK? Shock analysis reveals risk
THE EBOLA virus outbreak 2018 has killed 12 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and health officials have urged the public to get vaccinated against the deadly disease. But, latest news reveals Europe could be at risk of the virus spreading from tourists and transport. Is the UK at risk of the Ebola virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest Ebola Outbreak: What Has Changed in the International and U.S. Response Since 2014?
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/25/2018 This issue brief examines what has changed in the larger international Ebola response landscape since 2014, and the current status of the U.S. Government engagement, including comparing the U.S. response now to a similar point in the trajectory of the 2014 outbreak. It details how the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experience with Ebola outbreaks, the World Health Organization has addressed important shortcomings, and an effective Ebola vaccine is available and being used. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry
Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday, ministry says, as confirmed cases up to 35 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths
, as vaccinations continue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Money and Microbes: Strengthening Clinical Research Capacity to Prevent Epidemics
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Why the World Needs More Than One Ebola Vaccine Why the World Needs More Than One Ebola Vaccine
In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company - Merck - seems bound to win.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Global Health: New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion
A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics ZMapp (Drug) Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Doctors Without Borders Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gilead Sciences Inc Merck & Company Inc World Health Organization World Bank Berkley, Seth Source Type: news

Wired: An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test
In the NewsWired: An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World TestMay 24, 2018Micaela Serafini, medical director of Doctors Without Borders/  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland, discusses the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the new vaccine that is being used.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Lessons From Last Ebola Outbreak Guide Approach
[VOA] When Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014, no one was prepared. A potential vaccine had been in limbo since a previous outbreak a decade earlier. Governments dragged their feet while failing to recognize the risks the outbreak carried. Local health workers were quickly overwhelmed. And aid agencies were scrambling to catch up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care
Ebola has broken out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but many there are wary the new vaccine against the virus because they believe the disease is a curse and fear and mistrust Western medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funding regarding abortion.
The Trump administration has released the language of a proposed rule on federal family planning funding, and abortion rights activists are raising alarm about it. When health officials revealed Friday that they would be filing a change to which clinics would be eligible for funding, they emphasized that it was not a “gag rule.” Instead, they said they were […]Related:New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test in Congo outbreakU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test in Congo outbreak
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola vaccine faces enormous obstacles in crucial test for Congo outbreak
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized for their […]Related:Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funding regarding abortion.U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals (...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine
LONDON (Reuters) - - In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company - Merck - seems bound to win. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news