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

Congo-Kinshasa:New Vaccine Might Be Game-Changer in Ebola Fight
[VOA] The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Govt Prepares for Mass Ebola Vaccinations
[VOA] Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World Health Organization estimates report 51 cases of Ebola, including 27 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test
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 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the new Ebola vaccine was made in Canada
The made-in-Canada Ebola vaccine was used for the first time to control an outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49
In a development that global health officials say is a turning point in how the world fights Ebola, vaccinators today began immunizing health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the first stage of a ring vaccination strategy. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead. "In the next five days 100 people must be...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead. "In the next five days 100 people must be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead. "In the next five days 100 people must be...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead. "In the next five days 100 people must be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NBC News: Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Virus
In the NewsNBC News: Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola VirusMay 22, 2018Dr. Micaela Serafini, medical director for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses giving health care workers the new Ebola vaccine as they work to combat the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus
Congo announces 6 new confirmed Ebola cases as vaccination effort enters 2nd day (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:The Testing Ground - Could an Experimental Vaccine Save the DRC From Ebola?
[Bhekisisa] The virus' resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak in Congo - What You Need to Know
[IRIN] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo has begun to administer an experimental vaccine to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in Mbandaka, a major transport hub that is home to more than one million people and connected by river to several other large cities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Says Better Prepared This Year Than for 2014 Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle] The UN agency has said an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is concerning, but the outlook is better than in 2014. The comments came as the DRC kicked off a vaccination campaign to contain the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 22, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins The death of a nurse in a town in the northwest of the Democratic Republic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The nature of the Ebola virus responsible for the 9th epidemic currently raging in the DRC character
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) The National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) of Kinshasa and Inserm have characterized the nature of the Ebola virus responsible for the 9th epidemic currently raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The strain identified is the so-called Ebola Zaire strain.Identify the virus circulating in RDC represented a major stake because the use of a vaccinal strategy is possible only if the origin of the circulating virus is identical to that contained in the vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers
Congo has started an Ebola vaccination campaign in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine deployed in Congo: What to know about the experimental approach
The World Health Organization and Merck approved using the vaccine in Congo. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Vaccinations; Bed-Sharing Defended; Therapeutic Tears
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine in Congo marks 'paradigm shift' in how to fight Ebola virus
A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in Democratic Republic of Congo
A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo
A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Backs Ebola Vaccinations
[WHO] The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in  affected health zones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak
LONDON, (Reuters) - A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts
Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 21, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins The death of a nurse in a town in the northwest of the Democratic Republic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Does Not Have Vaccines for Ebola, Says Ihekweazu
[Guardian] Despite the continuous spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the possibility of the virus crossing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria does not have vaccines for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Vaccination Set to Start Amid Rising Number of Cases
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Update on Ring Vaccination
In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), UNICEF and other partners including the Ministry of Health of Guinea, to conduct vaccination against Ebola for people at high risk of infection in affected health zones. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Understanding the Ebola outbreak
Global health leaders continue their work to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World Health Organization began sending the first doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine?to the outbreak area May 16. ?The experimental Ebola vaccine that is now being used in the current outbreak happening [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday -health ministry
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday
Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday: health ministry
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the Ebola vaccine, stroke risk and resolved a-fib, an antibody for migraine prevention, and cannabis and tobacco smoking by parents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city
Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

In Congo Outbreak, Ebola Vaccine Faces Reality Tests In Congo Outbreak, Ebola Vaccine Faces Reality Tests
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.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola in Congo not yet a global health emergency, WHO says
Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency, WHO says; vaccinations start Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Decides Not To Declare International Health Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak
WHO cited the fast response to the outbreak and pending use of a vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:UNICEF mobilizing Community workers to fight Ebola outbreak
[Unicef] Scaling up in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF, with the DRC Government and partners, is mobilizing hundreds of community workers to raise awareness among children and families of how to protect themselves against the disease. The community workers will also play a crucial role in providing communities with information on the Ebola vaccination campaign, planned to start next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We have a vaccine for Ebola. Will it work?
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news