Congo-Kinshasa:As Congo Faces First Urban Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Vaccine Deployed
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -It's the first outbreak in an urban area of the central African country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Congo outbreak, Ebola vaccine faces reality tests
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine to be deployed in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has conquered some major scientific hurdles in giving high protection, but it now faces extreme real-world tests including heat, humidity, language barriers and lack of roads. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions on Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine
World Health Organization. 05/14/2018 This Web page provides answers to eight questions about an Ebola virus disease vaccine. Questions include if now is the right time to use the candidate vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, how the candidate vaccine will be administered and who will receive it, and if participation in the vaccine is voluntary. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola is Back. Will We Do Better This Time?
(MedPage Today) -- Count on old-fashioned epidemiology and infection control, not experimental vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese and U.N. officials were racing to prevent a runaway Ebola outbreak in Congo on Thursday, working out the logistics of keeping newly arrived vaccines well below freezing in a steamy region on the equator with unreliable power. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. staff on way to Congo to get experimental Ebola vaccine
LONDON (Reuters) - World Health Organization and other United Nations staff going to the Democratic Republic of Congo as emergency responders to an Ebola outbreak are being offered an unlicensed vaccine as protection before they go. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola: Five Key Questions
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/14/2018 These five key questions seek to increase understanding about Ebola, and compare it to 12 other infectious diseases that represent public health challenges today. These different diseases vary in terms of how they are spread, how deadly they are, and whether there are vaccines, treatments, or cures to address them. A table details Ebola: Key Characteristics Compared to Other Infectious Diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Govt Warns of Ebola Outbreak in Major City of Mbandaka
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials have expressed concern about containment as the virus reaches a city of 1 million people. At the same time, WHO began shipping thousands of trial vaccines to Kinshasa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine trial launched to stop Ebola
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine arrives in Congo amid new Ebola outbreak
Vaccine was tested in Guinea in 2015 during the outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa from 2014 to 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak
The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines arrives in Congo's capital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine as outbreak hits urban centre
The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines arrived in Congo's capital just a few hours before the first case in the city of Mbandaka is reported. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola vaccines arriving in Democratic Republic of Congo amid outbreak
At least 20 people have died from the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization is sending experimental vaccines to the country in hopes of preventing prevent another epidemic like the one in 2014 that killed thousands of people. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joins CBSN from Johannesburg, South Africa to take us through the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines to combat an outbreak suspected to have killed 20 people arrived in Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday, said a Reuters witness at the airport. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo's health ministry says doses of Ebola vaccine arrive
Congo's health ministry says 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine arrive amid latest outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO sends first doses of experimental vaccine to tackle Congo Ebola outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization sent the first 4,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine to Congo on Wednesday, the first time the experimental vaccine has been deployed since it was developed during the last big outbreak two years ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine approved for use against Ebola virus in Congo
The World Health Organization and Merck approved using the vaccine in Congo. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Hopes to Use Ebola Vaccine for Outbreak in Congo WHO Hopes to Use Ebola Vaccine for Outbreak in Congo
The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says
The Director-General of the World Health Organization says Congo officials have agreed to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO deploys vaccines to control Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization has deployed 4,000 doses of vaccine along with emergency teams and equipment to the Democratic Republic of Congo to control an outbreak of Ebola, which is suspected to have infected 39 people, including 19 deaths. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo Approves use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine, WHO Says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it's shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if there are difficulties, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "We have agreement, registration, plus import permit — everything formally agreed already. And as you know that vaccine is safe and efficacious and has been already tested. So I think we can all be prepared," he sa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Approves use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine, WHO Says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it's shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if there are difficulties, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "We have agreement, registration, plus import permit — everything formally agreed already. And as you know that vaccine is safe and efficacious and has been already tested. So I think we can all be prepared," he sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Approves use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine, WHO Says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it's shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if there are difficulties, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "We have agreement, registration, plus import permit — everything formally agreed already. And as you know that vaccine is safe and efficacious and has been already tested. So I think we can all be prepared," he sa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Approves use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine, WHO Says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it's shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if there are difficulties, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "We have agreement, registration, plus import permit — everything formally agreed already. And as you know that vaccine is safe and efficacious and has been already tested. So I think we can all be prepared," he sa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO deploys vaccines, emergency teams to control Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization has deployed 4,000 doses of vaccine along with emergency teams and equipment to the Democratic Republic of Congo to control an outbreak of Ebola, which is suspected to have infected 39 people, including 19 deaths. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says
Nineteen people have died of Ebola in Congo as health officials plan to send an experimental vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus that killed thousands in West Africa a few years ago. The World Health Organization said there have been 39 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola over the past five weeks as […]Related:Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in childrenFor six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babiesSalmonella sickens nearly three dozen people amid recall of more than 200 million eggs (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo's outbreak, WHO head says
'All is ready now to really use [the vaccine],' WHO Director-General says in praising Congo's response to the outbreak that's killed 19 people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Ebola Erupts Again in Africa, Only Now There ’ s a Vaccine
For the ninth time, the virus has hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials may deploy a vaccine created too late to stop the epidemic in West Africa in 2014. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Protective Clothing and Gear Doctors Without Borders World Health Organization Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Geneva (Switzerland) Source Type: news

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo
It is 'going to be tough and it's going to be costly to stamp out this outbreak,' WHO official says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says
Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo 'as quickly as possible' as suspected cases rise (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem Congo outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is preparing for the worst case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town, WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo
WHO chief: Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo 'as quickly as possible' as suspected cases rise (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO prepares for worst case Ebola scenario, hopes to deploy vaccine
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is preparing for the worst case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town, WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mass vaccinations will not stop Ebola outbreaks after DRC fears
Health officials in the African country have already confirmed six cases of the deadly virus, which is considered one of the most lethal pathogens known to science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass vaccinations will NOT stop Ebola outbreaks
Health officials in the African country have already confirmed six cases of the deadly virus, which is considered one of the most lethal pathogens known to science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis links US government global health R & D funding to jobs, economic benefits across states
The Trump Administration's proposal to slash funding to fight global health threats like malaria, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS could cost states thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment and put the health of residents at risk, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today on Capitol Hill by the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC). This first-of-its-kind analysis quantifies how federal funding to create vaccines and treatments to combat deadly global diseases also benefits American states. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Analysis links US government global health R & D funding to jobs, economic benefits across states
(Global Health Technologies Coalition) The Trump Administration's proposal to slash funding to fight global health threats like malaria, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS could cost states thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment and put the health of residents at risk, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by the Global Health Technologies Coalition. This first-of-its-kind analysis quantifies how federal funding to create vaccines and treatments to combat deadly global diseases also benefits American states. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibody Response to Single-dose Ebola Vaccine Stable at Two Years Antibody Response to Single-dose Ebola Vaccine Stable at Two Years
Antibody responses to a single dose of a vaccine against the Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV) persist for two years after a single-dose injection, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says
The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility
ATLANTA — Inside a complex of special government labs, scientists in full-body protective suits work with some of the world’s deadliest pathogens: Ebola, smallpox and certain strains of bird flu. Many of the organisms have no treatment or vaccine, so the labs housed in this facility on the sprawling campus of the Centers for Disease […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola virus infects reproductive organs in monkeys
Additional research is needed to determine if drugs and vaccines can cure or prevent such infections, and to understand the mechanisms of sexual transmission. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibodies Against Ebola and Lassa: A Global Collaboration
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health]. 12/05/2017 This 53-minute presentation, the 2017 Kinyoun Lecture, explores the features of antibodies that protect against the deadly Ebola and Lassa viruses, and the ongoing need for scientists to collaborate in this research to establish a complete knowledge base. During the past three years, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium (VIC) researchers from dozens of labs on five continents have studied these protective antibodies. The VIC aims to fill critical knowledge gaps and provide a foundation of research that can be u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UK vaccine research hub to bolster fight against lethal viruses
Imperial College centre aims to help poorer countries respond to epidemics like Ebola (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibodies Against Ebola and Lassa: A Global Collaboration
National Institutes of Health. 12/05/2017 This 53-minute lecture explores the features of antibodies that protect against the deadly Ebola and Lassa viruses and the ongoing need for scientists to collaborate in this research to establish a complete knowledge base. During the past three years, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium (VIC) researchers from dozens of labs on five continents have studied these protective antibodies. The VIC aims to fill critical knowledge gaps and provide a foundation of research that can be used to improve existing vaccines and antivirals, and to evaluate the pipeline of candidat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances
NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. These include progress on two Ebola vaccines, a bionic pancreas to treat type 1 diabetes, and a genetic test that improves blood thinner dosing. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection
Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, according to a new study led by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.UCLA researchers located the 14 Ebola survivors of the 1976 outbreak who, in January 2016, were still living in the same small, remote villages in the forests of the Équateur Province of northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The researchers obtained blood samples and health history reports from them. The data revealed evidence ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news