We Can Prevent the Bankruptcy of the Sacred – Dare we Try?
Religious leaders. Credit: UN Photo/Rick BajornasBy Azza KaramNEW YORK, Jul 22 2021 (IPS) The UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) came to a conclusion on July 15th. Another HLPF, another series of declaration, and commitments and concerns articulated by governments. All of which are besieged by the combined pandemics of institutional and systemic failures, increasing violence, global warming which has already led to the deaths of species and humans, and of course, Covid-19 and the utter shame of only the rich getting vaccinated. And the results of this High Level Political Forum? Not the dramatic changes that our plane...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Azza Karam Tags: COVID-19 Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q2 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 21, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter. “Our second-quarter results showcase Johnson & Johnson’s diversified portfolio, driven by strong sales and earnings growth across our Medical Device, Consumer Health and Pharmaceutical businesses,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m so proud of our 136,000 colleagues who remain focused on delivering our medicines and products to patients and consumers around the world, in addition to advancing our pipeline with new product launches and regulato...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Hope, horror and Covid-19: my 23 years as the Guardian ’s health correspondent | Sarah Boseley
I ’ve travelled the world covering everything from HIV to MMR to Ebola… and then Covid came along. These are stories that changed me – and the worldShe was tall, wrapped in a green patterned dress that clung to her legs and ended just above dusty flip-flops. In the bustling, sweltering market, Grace Mathanga looked at me appraisingly, as if to say: “What have we here?” And I knew she was the one.It was the end of2002. I had flown to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, with excitement in my heart and fear of failure eating at my gut. I ’d been the Guardian’s health correspondent for a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Coronavirus Aids and HIV Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Society Ebola Africa Epidemics World news Global health Global development Campaigning journalism Newspapers & magazines Media Source Type: news

Knowledge of infection prevention and control among healthcare workers and factors influencing compliance: a systematic review
Conclusion: Embracing a multifaceted approach towards improving IPC-intervention strategies is highly suggested. The goal being to improve compliance among HCWs with IPC measures is necessary. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrated a Durable Immune Response and Elicited Dual Mechanisms of Protection Against Delta and Other SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern in Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 14, 2021 – Interim results from a Phase 1/2a sub-study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrated that both humoral (antibody) and cellular (T-cell) immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine were strong and stable through eight months after immunization, the length of time evaluated to date. Data showed that T-cell responses – including the important CD8+ T-cells that seek out and destroy infected cells – persisted over the eight-month timeframe examined. The Company announced topline preprint study results from...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

New study provides data on protections of ebola vaccines
This study identifies features of the antibody response responsible for survival from 139 immune- and vaccine-related parameters.* Findings will help develop vaccines that produce an antibody response profile which ensures protection and focuses on survival quality (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Workers to Take Ebola. Vaccine
[New Republic] The government of Liberia and its partner- the World Health Organization said they will begin administering Ebola vaccination to health workers, Immigration and members of Liberia Drugs Enforcement officers working near the borders of Guiana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Network of Global Health Discovery Centers that Aim to Speed Up Science and Tackle Pandemic Threats
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced the launch of the J&J Centers for Global Health Discovery (J&J Centers), a new, global network of unique research partnerships that will leverage the institutional strengths of Johnson & Johnson and leading academic institutions to accelerate discovery research to address the world’s most pressing global health challenges. The first J&J Satellite Center for Global Health Discovery (Satellite Center) was launched at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at an event co-hosted by Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Mount Sinai research reveals how Ebola virus manages to evade the body's immune defenses
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have uncovered the complex cellular mechanisms of Ebola virus, which could help explain its severe toll on humans and identify potential pathways to treatment and prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Positive New Data for Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine on Activity Against Delta Variant and Long-lasting Durability of Response
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 1, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants. In addition, the data showed that the durability of the immune response lasted through at least eight months, the length of time evaluated to date. The two preprint study summaries have been submitted today to bioRxiv. “Today’s newly announced studies reinforce the ability of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Acceleration Rights Plan for Gender Equality Mooted at Equality Forum
Katja Iversen with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 2019 Gender Equality CouncilBy Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 28 2021 (IPS) As the global gathering for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum, kicks off in Paris on June 30, 2020, IPS conducted an exclusive interview with Katja Iversen. Iversen is a leading global influencer on leadership, sustainability, and gender equality, an executive advisor to Goal 17 Partners, UNILEVER, Women Political Leaders, and others. She was also on President Macron’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council in 2019. The Generation Equality Forum, convened by UN Women and co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics Source Type: news

Tanzania: Media Should Be Additionally Empowered in Covid-19 Fight
[Daily News] SURELY, the world has seen several outbreaks of natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunami and predicted how to be alerted if another one is on the edge of erupting, but failed on diseases like Ebola virus, Yellow Fever, Zika, Influenza, Cholera, you name it including the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people more than the death toll from the First World War. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uncovered: Crucial insight into how Ebola virus evades our immune defenses
(Monash University) Monash University, Australia, researchers have discovered a key way that one of the world's deadliest pathogens, Ebola virus, evades the immune system. Understanding this process provides new potential targets for the future development of anti-viral therapies for a disease that killed over 11,000 people in an outbreak in West Africa between 2014 and 2016, with mortality rates in past outbreaks of 25% to 90%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Medical Supplies Stock At Freeport of Monrovia
[New Republic] In what could surpass the Ebola outbreak which claimed more than 4,000 lives and devastated health care delivery, Liberia's is yet again slipping into another health disaster as hospitals gradually get overwhelmed with hundreds of COVID-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Worrying Signs of Covid-19 Upsurge - Could We Draw Experiences From Ebola? A Hero's Perspectives
[FrontPageAfrica] The small West African nation that became embroiled into the deadly Ebola virus disease quagmire could be at it any time soon. It is only a matter of hours to see an unimaginable death toll on the rise as we mournfully witnessed in 2014 after neighboring Guinea was hard hit cum cross-border travel descended on us from faraway Lofa County. Ebola forced us with an urge of cruelty to redefine true leadership in crisis moments. While we regret the deaths of so many Liberians as it were, our resolve to come tog (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people, WHO reports
Number of deaths far below the more than 11,300 people in West Africa who lost their lives during an outbreak of the disease in 2014-2016. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12
The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trojan horses & tunneling nanotubes: Ebola research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Scientists have a general idea of how viruses invade and spread in the body, but the precise mechanisms are actually not well understood, especially when it comes to Ebola virus. Olena Shtanko, Ph.D., a Staff Scientist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), has received more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore different aspects of Ebola virus infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Preventing the Next Health Crisis Depends on Health Workers. We Need 18 Million More
Over 115,000 health and care workers died during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a physician who’s cared for patients with COVID-19, malaria and Ebola, I’ve seen too many colleagues make the ultimate sacrifice on the frontlines. I’m not surprised experts responding to TIME’s survey ranked bolstering the world’s public health workforce, particularly in rural and remote regions, as one of the top five of nearly 50 strategies to prepare for the next pandemic. But I’m concerned they ranked this the least feasible strategy amongst the top five. Experts ranked high the need for new systems to raise ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health Magazine Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Releases 2020 Health for Humanity Report Highlighting Performance and Progress on Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today published the 2020 Health for Humanity Report (Report), which serves as the Company’s annual disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and illustrates progress toward fulfilling its corporate purpose to change the trajectory of health for humanity. The Report documents the Company’s performance and provides information on how the Company generates long-term social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders; provides an accounting of the final year of progress against the Johnson & Johnson...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The U.S. Can and Should Vaccinate Every Health Care Worker in the World
As the United States seems close to controlling a pandemic that has killed 600,000 Americans, we must recognize that in much of the rest of the world, the pandemic continues to rage. Now, with the U.S. vaccine supply far outstripping our domestic needs, the U.S. is taking action, with President Biden’s announcement of the first major global distribution of American vaccine doses. But there are billions of vulnerable people around the world, and at current vaccination rates many will be waiting a long time for a shot. Health care workers around the globe should not be left waiting. As its first major global vaccinatio...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Statement on the SAGE Recommendation Regarding the Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen
New Brunswick, NJ (June 4, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson welcomes the recommendation by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization for the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of the use of Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), both during outbreaks for individuals at some risk of Ebola exposure and preventively, before outbreaks, for national and international first responders.This is an important milestone for our Ebola vaccine and our mission to help prevent and control Ebola outbreaks. It follows Marketing A...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

WHO chief concedes 'slow' response to Congo sex abuse claims
The head of the World Health Organization has acknowledged the U_N_ health agency’s response to sexual abuse allegations involving employees who worked in Congo during an Ebola outbreak was “slow.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ebola Survivors - Their Health Struggles and How Best to Support Them
[The Conversation Africa] West Africa's Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016 was the most widespread in the history of the disease. By the end of the outbreak, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,000 succumbed to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ervebo (Ebola Zaire Vaccine, Live Suspension for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt, Donors Must Prioritize Mental Health to Address Legacy of War, Ebola - Report
[AI London] Survivors of traumatic experiences and others in need of support in Sierra Leone are being failed by the severe lack of available mental health services years after the country's brutal civil war and devastating Ebola epidemic, Amnesty International warned in a new report published today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Joins World Health Organization in Efforts to Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa
Discussions are ongoing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of the vaccine regimen in the U.S. WHO Prequalification is often a prerequisite for national registrations of new vaccines and medicines in developing countries. Johnson & Johnson now looks forward to collaborating with the WHO’s African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) to progress national registrations of the Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen. The Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen is designed to be used proactively to induce immunity against Ebola virus disease in adults and children. Johnson & Johnson’s...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

New ebolavirus vaccine design seeks to drive stronger antibody defense
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at Scripps Research have unveiled a new Ebola virus vaccine design, which they say has several advantages over standard vaccine approaches for Ebola and related viruses that continue to threaten global health. In the new design, described in a paper in Nature Communications, copies of the Ebola virus outer spike protein, known as the glycoprotein, are tethered to the surface of a spherical carrier particle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo
When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary _ in exchange for sex (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africa ’s Challenges
COVID-19 has shown that we need to act fast as changes at the interface of humans, livestock and wildlife are driving increased risk of emerging disease threats across the globe. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Olanike AdeyemoIBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions. Many of the recent epidemics — Ebola, Zika and even Covid-19 — are emerging infectious diseases transmissible from wildlife species. In addition, other global health challenges greatly impact people, livestock, wildlife and agri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olanike Adeyemo Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano State Created a Budget Line for Epidemic Preparedness
[Nigeria Health Watch] The health security of a nation comprises the activities that lessen adverse public health incidents and ensures a healthy and productive population. It is vital to developing strong and resilient health systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, wherever they occur. Nigeria has experienced outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, Ebola, COVID-19 and resurgences of yellow fever and monkeypox. The Ebola outbreak in the West African Dem (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?
“Our Mosquito Project Takes Flight,” reads a baby-blue billboard off US-1 in the Florida Keys, alongside an image of an insect tracing a path in the shape of a heart. Sponsored by the local mosquito control board and U.K.-based biotech firm Oxitec, the ad promotes a contentious plan to release millions of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes here to test a new method of bioengineered pest control. It’s the first-ever such experiment in the United States, and one that has turned this chain of sun-soaked island communities into a battleground over scientific truth, government authority, and humanit...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UTMB scientists awarded $11.3 million for new studies on Ebola virus
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been awarded an $11.3 Million, multi-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola, and in particular to determine why cells infected with Ebola develop " immune system paralysis, " which inhibits immune response, leads to hyperinflammation, and allows the deadly infection to spread. Collaborators are from the Icahn School of Medicine and Cincinatti Children's Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How West African Leaders Can Tackle Youth and Gender Inequities
Women informal cross-border traders. Credit: Trevor Davies/IPSBy Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame TindabilMay 6 2021 (IPS) Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent billed to elect new political leaders in 2021 alone. This is a good opportunity to improve conditions on the continent. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified other issues on the continent like youth unemployment that better leadership could help improve. These are three ways West African leaders can better help their nations at thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame Tindabil Tags: Africa Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Blocking viruses' exit strategy
(University of Pennsylvania) The Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola, likewise causes a dangerous and often fatal disease. In a study co-led by the University of Pennsylvania's Ronald Harty, an experimental antiviral drug, which prevents the virus from exiting host cells and spreading to new cells, showed promising results. The researchers are also encouraged by similarities in the drug's response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Vaccine Credited with Containing Ebola Outbreak
[DW] Six people have died of the Ebola virus in DR Congo's eastern province of North Kivu in recent months. UNICEF is cautiously optimistic that virus has been brought under control from a vaccine developed by Merck. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Outbreak Declared Over
MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, according to the country's health officials and the World Health Organization. The declaration was made after 42 days with no new cases since the last... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Director-General Congratulates DRC As 12th Ebola Outbreak Is Declared Over
[WHO] WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and stressed the need for continued vigilance to prevent a return of the disease and in containing other health challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over
The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared Over
[WHO] Brazzaville/Kinshasa -- Today marks the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The Ebola outbreak that re-emerged in February came nine months after another outbreak in the same province was declared over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers design sensor for fast, inexpensive on-site Ebola detection
(Experimental Biology) Researchers are developing a new sensor that can detect Ebola in a single drop of blood and provides results in just an hour. With further development, the technology might also enable fast and inexpensive detection of other viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria on Alert Over Fresh Ebola Outbreak in Guinea
[Leadership] Abuja -- The federal government has put all Federal Teaching Hospitals in the country on alert for the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea - Conakry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of primary data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). The publication of the primary analysis follows the topline efficacy and safety data announced in January, showing the trial met all primary and key secondary endpoints, and found that the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) The new study shows how one of Ebola virus's key proteins, VP40, uses molecular triggers in the human cell to transform itself into different tools for different jobs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID
Drs Robert Glatter, Craig Spencer, and Syra Madad discuss lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic that the US should have learned from the Ebola crisis.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive, rapid diagnostic detects Ebola earlier than gold standard test
(Duke University) An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Duke University has developed a highly sensitive and rapid diagnostic test for Ebola virus (EBOV) infection. In monkeys infected with EBOV, this diagnostic, called the D4-assay, proved to be 1000 times more sensitive than the currently approved rapid diagnostic test for Ebola, and capable of detecting the virus a full day earlier than the gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Twenty-three travelers in Washington state being monitored for possible Ebola infection
(Natural News) Health authorities in the state of Washington are now observing 23 people for the Ebola virus. The 23 travelers are from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where there are current outbreaks of the disease. However, state health officials are reassuring Washington residents that there is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Five Lessons Learned From The U.S. Ebola Response In 2014 Could Have Bent The Curve Of Covid-19
When the history books look back at the U.S. response to the impending threat of Covid-19, one thing will be certain: foresight and planning to meet the looming threat coming to our shores was lacking, if nonexistent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news