A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border
(KASINDI, Congo) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. The boy, part of a Congolese family who crossed into Uganda earlier in the week, died overnight, the World Health Organization said. Ugandan authorities said the two new cases are his 3-year-old brother and 50-year-old grandmother, who have been isolated at a hospital near the border. Uganda now has three confirmed Ebola cases. Authorities tried to determine how the...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RODNEY MUHUMUZA and AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease ebola Infectious Disease onetime Uganda Source Type: news

Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began
(KAMPALA, Uganda) — A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, Uganda’s health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow to efforts by health workers who for months sought to prevent contamination across the heavily traveled border. The patient, a 5-year-old Congolese boy, has been isolated at a hospital in a district near the Congo border, Ugandan Health Minister Jane Aceng told reporters. The announcement puts new pressure on the World Health Organization to declare the Ebola outbreak — ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RODNEY MUHUMUZA / AP Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease onetime Uganda Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: A Short History of an Ebola Vaccine
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -When alarming reports of a deadly disease outbreak landed on the desk of Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe - the leading virologist in what was then known as Zaire - he sent an employee from the capital of Kinshasa to Kikwit, a city in the southwestern part of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: As Cases Pass 2,000, Hopes Are Pinned On an Experimental Vaccine
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Attempts to contain the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak ever hinge on the successful deployment of an experimental vaccine that has already proved a game-changer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: High-Risk EA Weighs Using Trial Ebola Vaccine to Avert DRC Spread
[East African] Even as Ebola response teams struggle to contain the disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, East African Community ministers of health say they are alive to the risks, and are now considering using an experimental Ebola vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Wants More Use of Merck Vaccine Rather Than J & J Newcomer - Minister Congo Wants More Use of Merck Vaccine Rather Than J & J Newcomer - Minister
Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson& Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict
 Washington – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the Coalition reported 701 such instances. The Coalition’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers and guards, in violation of international norms and i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Ebola Vaccine Trials
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI is set to carry out phase two human trials for the Ebola vaccine. The trials are expected to start in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo wants more use of Merck vaccine rather than J & J newcomer: minister
Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson& Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Travelers ’ Health, Summer 2019
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 5/22/2019. This 57-minute webinar, part of the Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) series, discusses how to prepare for the summer travel season, including diseases to look out for in different parts of the world, suggested vaccinations, what ’s new in travel medicine, and other health considerations. Current diseases of concern includes measles, Dengue, Ebola, and drug-resistant infections. The speaker also describes resources the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers to help travelers and their clinicians. (Video or Multi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fights to End Polio, Contain Ebola Made Tougher By Violence - Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Documented attacks on health workers in conflict areas increased dramatically last year, endangering both children waiting for polio vaccines and efforts to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola, research showed on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict (2018)
Source: Safeguarding Health in Conflict. Published: 5/15/2019. In 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition documented 973 attacks on health care in 23 countries in conflict, which are discussed in this 35-page report. The report documents attacks against vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, patients, community volunteers, and drivers and guards, in violation of longstanding human rights and humanitarian law norms to protect and respect health care in conflict. It discusses violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which posed a great threat to containing the spread of the Ebola vi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Product Profile Directory
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/15/2019. This online resource was launched to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. The summary of the published profiles outlines eight to 10 key characteristics for the development of health products, including medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics.The Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 and other recent pandemics have highlighted the urgent need for centralized information to guide and improve coordination of efforts to develop new health products for neglected diseases and populations. (T...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities
May 14, 2019 WashingtonThere were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the  Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.The coalition ’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers, and guards, in violation of international norms an...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

South Sudan: The U.S. Ambassador to Juba and Minister of Health Visit Ebola Vaccination Site
[WHO] Juba, 8 May 2017 - Alice Baku (not real name) a clinician at the Juba teaching hospital said "I am glad I was vaccinated against Ebola Virus disease because prevention is better than cure" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO adjusts strategy as Merck Ebola vaccine supply dwindles
WHO ’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts has issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Health: A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses
As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ebola Virus Vaccination and Immunization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Epidemics World Health Organization Johnson & Merck Company Inc Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Overhauls Ebola Vaccination Strategy as Cases Surge
[The New Humanitarian] Butembo -'I'm profoundly worried' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine after Congo cases surge
World Health Organization experts recommended on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of vaccination against Ebola in Congo after a surge in cases showed that the strategy of vaccinating those known to be exposed to the disease was no longer sufficient. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO advisers recommend changes in Ebola vaccine strategy
Speed up vaccinations to tackle the Ebola outbreak in Congo, WHO panel of experts recommends. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Germany Might Make Measles Vaccinations Mandatory
Lawmakers in Germany are considering a new law that would fine parents if their children aren’t vaccinated against measles. The Guardian reports that the draft law would make vaccinations mandatory for any child attending nurseries or schools, as well as teachers, educators and medical staff. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to US$2,800. If approved this year, the law would go into effect by March 1, 2022, and would require parents to provide proof of their children’s vaccination by mid-2020. The proposed measure comes amid a global resurgence of the respiratory illness that has been driven in part...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Germany onetime overnight Source Type: news

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization: Interim Recommendations on Vaccination Against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/7/2019. This four-page document describes the recommendations made by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization's for Ebola vaccination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster and adjusting the dosage based on available efficacy data. SAGE suggested expanding the population eligible for vaccination with rVSV-ZEBOV-GP, introducing an additional experimental vaccine, and redoubling ongoing efforts to train nurses, doctors, and medical students from...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: DR Congo - Ebola Deaths in Latest Outbreak to Pass 1,000
[Deutsche Welle] As Ebola health workers in DR Congo battle mistrust and attacks on hospitals, the number of deaths is to exceed 1,000. WHO's emergencies chief Mike Ryan said its vaccination program will be expanded with a new vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned: WHO
Congo's Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country's east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Roadmap for Introduction and Roll ‐Out of Merck rVSV‐ZEBOV Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine in African Countries
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 10-page roadmap aims to coordinate partners ’ actions and contributions to the licensing and roll-out of Merck’s Ebola vaccine (VSV-ZEBOV) in African countries. The vaccine was developed during the West Africa Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The World Health Organization will expedite pre-qualification and licensing of the vaccine for use in countries at risk of Ebola outbreaks and will coordinate work between those countries’ regulatory authorities and the European Medicines Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya ’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak continues despite powerful vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Fourth Update
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/16/2019. This 11-page report is the fourth update of a rapid risk assessment that addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for European Union/European Economic Area citizens. It was triggered by an increase of EVD transmission in the affected areas over recent weeks, the persistent occurrence of new cases among contacts unknown at the time of EVD diagnosis, the occurrence of a substantial number of cases outside o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Health Emergency, Declares WHO
The agency also shares preliminary results of an Ebola vaccine trial showing that it is 97.5 percent effective at protecting from infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Preliminary Results on the Efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola Vaccine Using the Ring Vaccination Strategy in the Control of an Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Example of Integration of Research into Epidemic Response
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This four-page report provides information about preliminary analysis that was completed with the aim to better understand whether or not the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP candidate vaccine is effective and is contributing to prevent cases of Ebola virus disease when delivered using the ring vaccination strategy. This experimental Ebola vaccine is being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is protective 97.5 percent of the time. These early results confirm previous observations of high efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine against...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccine Candidates
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This Web page provides information about the acceleration of new Ebola interventions in Africa, in particular the development of additional candidate vaccines. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization previously recommended that urgent consideration should be given to evaluating new candidate vaccines in randomized trials among health care and frontline workers in high risk areas that are not directly related to a case of Ebola. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Vaccinate Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kigali -The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and other partners will launch vaccination of health care and frontline health workers to prevent them against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in case they have to deal with patients contaminated by the virus. The activity begins on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Rubavu and other districts in high risk zone located near boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UTMB to lead program to advance treatments against potentially bioterrorist pathogens
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Genevant Sciences Corp. have been awarded up to $35 million to advance the development of rapid-acting vaccines and broad-spectrum treatments of the highly lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New approach to tackle Ebola and other deadly infections
MRC scientists have isolated therapeutic antibodies from healthy volunteers exposed to the Ebola vaccine but not Ebola virus itself, suggesting that protective therapies could be developed from people who are disease-free. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 3, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study points to new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, other infections
- Scientists working on developing vaccines against Ebola have found they can "harvest" antibodies from volunteers vaccinated in research trials and use them to make treatments for the deadly viral infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Low levels of public trust during violent conflict may have thwarted attempts to control Ebola
(The Lancet) Mistrust and misinformation can stop people taking measures to prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), increasing the likelihood that they refuse vaccination, according to a study with nearly 1,000 people published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Was Confirmed in a Major City in the Congo, Stoking Concerns That the Outbreak Will Keep Spreading
A case of Ebola was confirmed in the populous Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Bunia this week, adding to fears that the outbreak there — already the second-worst in history — is far from over. An infant who died in the Bunia health zone was confirmed this week to have the deadly, highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The infant’s parents, however, appear to be in good health, raising questions as to how the baby may have been infected with Ebola. Most Ebola cases have been recorded in the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, in the northea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Liberia: PREVAIL Releases Update On EVD Survivors Health Conditions
[New Republic] The Partnership for Research on Vaccines And Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) on Thursday, march 21, 2019 released update on survivors in Liberia that is being funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study found out that the health problems among releases report on the health status of survivors from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces has recently shown an increase in the number of cases reported by week, after many weeks of overall decline (Figure 1). This rise is not unexpected and, in part, likely a result of the increased security challenges, including the recent direct attacks on treatment centers, and pockets of community mistrust, which slowed some response activities in affected areas for a few days. Katwa, Butembo, Masereka and Mandima account for over 80% of all cases in the last 21 days. A total of 97 confirmed cases were reported during the last 21 days from 38 of the 1...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns
Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics United States Politics and Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-science Redfield, Robert R Source Type: news

Pan-filovirus T-cell vaccine protects mice from Ebola and Marburg
(PLOS) Vaccines that induce protective T-cell responses could protect against members across the filovirus family, according to a study published Feb. 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Tom á š Hanke of the University of Oxford, Bette Korber of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and colleagues (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Pregnant Women Exposed to Ebola Should Get Vaccine - WHO
[VOA] An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be vaccinated against the deadly Ebola virus. Latest WHO figures put the number of Ebola cases in the DRC at 853, including 521 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces
In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces
Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts) Interim Recommendations on Vaccination Against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/20/2019. This three-page document outlines recommendations about vaccination against Ebola virus disease in the context of the outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the continuing high case count and the risk of further spread, members of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviewed the epidemiological situation, progression on the development of different candidate Ebola vaccines, and modeling results on the potential impact of different Ebola vaccine delivery strategies. SAGE concluded that the currently recomme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) recently included vaccine skeptics – people who are hesitant to vaccinate themselves or their children because they are concerned about the potential health risks – on their annual list of “global health threats,” along with serious dangers like superbugs, climate change, the Ebola virus, HIV and air pollution.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: DR Congo's Neighbors Still On Alert For Ebola Virus
[Deutsche Welle] Vaccination campaigns have started in the countries neighboring the DRC, while the Ebola virus continues to spread in the North-eastern regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: 500 Killed in Ebola Epidemic
[Cameroon Tribune] The Health Ministry says a vaccination campaign saved more than 76,000 lives (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Vaccine Is Key in Ongoing Efforts to Contain Outbreak
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines are recognised as one of the most powerful tools in controlling and preventing infectious diseases. This despite strong anti-vaccination movements around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news