Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for the deadly virus – WHO chief
Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health workers try experimental treatment as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads
Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO: Current Ebola Outbreak Poses New Problems
(MedPage Today) -- War, infected HCPs, and high population density provide challenges to containment (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials 'worried'
Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province
Congo's health ministry says Ebola outbreak spreads to 2nd province in turbulent northeast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NCDC, PHN, Others Seek End to Disease Epidemics in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Towards ending the series of outbreaks of Lassa fever, Monkeypox, yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, Ebola and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, have launched the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, A4EPR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Q and A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
The monoclonal antibody, known as mAb114, is likely to be used in the current Ebola outbreak in DRC. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Morning Break: 1-Year Vaginal Ring; Fleecing Interns; DRC's Ebola Battle
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experts highlight Ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps
Important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Calls for Secure Access in Responding to Ebola Outbreak
[WHO] WHO's global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country's 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Secure Access Needed in Conflict Zone to Tackle Ebola - WHO
[UN News] After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for "free and secure" access to the disease-affected people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free and secure access needed in DR Congo conflict zone to tackle Ebola – WHO
After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for “free and secure” access to the disease-affected people.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone
; new attack kills 7 as residents flee (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment
Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Flu season 2018: How will the UK prepare for a pandemic?
SUMMER in the UK could soon be coming to an end as the scorching heatwave gives way to damp grounds and grey skies and with it comes flu season. With a number of diseases such as Ebola gripping the world right now, how will the UK deal with a pandemic? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Another Ebola Outbreak in Congo, This Time in a Conflict Zone
[IRIN] Mangina -Barely one week after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its ninth outbreak of Ebola, it announced, on 1 August, its 10th. Only this time, the deadly virus has struck a new part of the country, one rife with armed groups and long ravaged by conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Nile Virus symptoms: What is West Nile Virus? Is it more deadly than Ebola?
HEATWAVE conditions around Europe have led to some devastating effects as wildfires grip certain regions, but a disease named West Nile Virus has also rolled in. What is West Nile Virus and is it more deadly than Ebola? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Experts highlight ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. In a Viewpoint published in The Lancet, the experts review the current field of Ebola vaccine candidates and clinical trials and highlight key gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed by future research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Vaccinations against Ebola began yesterday in an effort to stem the latest outbreak in Congo. Three thousand doses of the experimental vaccine are being sent to North Kivu province. The first to be vaccinated will include... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccinations underway in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak
Health officials try to contain the deadly virus as the presence of multiple armed groups threatens to complicate their efforts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Vaccination Begins in North Kivu
[WHO] The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Returns to the DRC for the 10th Time - Here's What We Know
[The Conversation Africa] Barely a week after declaring the end of the ninth Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials announced another in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, in the eastern part of the country. The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel spoke to Jacqueline Weyer to found out more about the 10th Ebola outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ebola virus experts discover powerful, new approach for future therapeutics
(Scripps Research Institute) A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists in the journal Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries
Disease outbreak news on Ebola in the DRC - Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Rise; NASH Drug Trial Vanishes; Zika Test in 40 Minutes or Less
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola: WHO
Vaccination of health workers against the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try to halt an outbreak in the volatile east of the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola death toll climbs to 36 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Officials in the African nation have confirmed nine deaths so far but believe the virus - considered one of the most lethal pathogens in existence - is responsible for scores more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic tests confirm separate DRC Ebola outbreak; vaccination begins tomorrow
A genetic analysis of the Ebola virus from a new outbreak of the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) North Kivu province confirms that it isn't related to a recent outbreak in Equateur province, and other lab testing has confirmed three more cases in the latest outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak
; regional armed groups a concern (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia, Sierra Leone Not Prepared to Prevent Ebola
[New Democrat] The American government's intervention via the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to train health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to prepare for and prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease failed after six international organizations hired to implement the project delivered unclear results, a US government audit shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday
V accinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New research pinpoints pathways Ebola virus uses to enter cells
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Latest Congo Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start
An Ebola outbreak in Congo has been confirmed as the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start as early as Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola - Health Ministry Issues Alert
[Monitor] Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola
There have been 10 outbreaks of the deadly virus so far. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Vaccinations to Start Amid New Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials have said they will begin administering an experimental vaccine following a new Ebola outbreak last week. The drug was previously successful in containing an outbreak in the northwest of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola vaccine teams set up fridges, 43 cases suspected
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO Congo Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO
An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometers and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- The number of confirmed cases in a new Ebola outbreak in Congo has reached 13, including three deaths, the country's health ministry said late Saturday. It also said there were 30 probable cases and 33 suspected cases, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ends - Who Calls for International Efforts to Stop Other Deadly Outbreaks in the Country
[WHO] Today marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola Vaccinations to Resume in Democratic Republic of Congo
In response to a new outbreak, health workers will start administering vaccines again soon. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Morning Break: U.K.'s Organ Donor Plan; Renewed Ebola Shots; Snapchat Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Congo health ministry preps for possible Ebola vaccinations
Congo's health ministry says that it is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday in the city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news