Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response
NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo –The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world ’ssecond largest Ebola epidemic on record, although the incidence of caseshas slowed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure
Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of people of similar ages, fitness and stage of illness to be compared.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Drugs Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Microbiology Science World news Ebola Aids and HIV Society China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Working With Communities to End Ebola
[WHO] "In some places they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged and fought alongside us for the survival of their people," says Dr Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's Public Health Expert Tolbert Nyenswah Speaks At Int'l Panel of Experts On the Coronavirus Disease
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington DC -Tolbert Nyenswah, who successfully led Liberia's National Ebola Response in 2014-2016, as the Incident Manager, joined an International panel of experts at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C, Thursday, February 13, 2020, to discuss the current Coronavirus epidemic in China, under the theme, "Battling Coronavirus: Is the World Ready?" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Requires $2bn to Develop Coronavirus Drugs - Pharmacist
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -A Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Peace Chinedum Babalola, says Nigeria requires about $2 billion to detect, diagnose and develop drugs to fight Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fever and other epidemics in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported on 5 February. As the case was alerted and transferred to an Ebola Treated Centre four days after symptom onset, there remains a risk that onward transmission to contacts may have occurred, and further cases may be expected from the currently active chain of transmission. Ebola virus may also persist in some survivors ’ body fluids f...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

New research reveals a way to stop Ebola virus from replicating
(Natural News) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but highly contagious disease caused by Zaire ebolavirus, or simply the Ebola virus. Due to the high fatality rate associated with EVD, the Ebola virus is considered one of the scariest human pathogens today. Despite efforts to develop treatments, there is still no cure for EVD.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Corruption Worse Than Ebola, Coronavirus - Anti-Graft Boss
[Vanguard] Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said that the commission arrested about 500 suspected internet fraudsters within six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nebraska's specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it's taking on the novel coronavirus
Nebraska's state slogan "Honestly, it's not for everyone," should have an asterisk, because everyone with even the trickiest disease seems welcome at Nebraska's largest medical facility. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-Novel Coronavirus
Source: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Published: 2/18/2020. This one-hour webinar, co-sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), features experts who discuss the current state of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients. They review how to identify and isolate, and notify the proper officials, if a patient with symptoms and epidemiological risk presents at points of entry to health care staff. They also di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Ebola Virus World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Nancy Knight Source Type: news

Africa: Newly Licensed Vaccine, 'Milestone in the Fight' Against Ebola in Africa, UN Health Agency
[UN News] Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
[WHO] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Ministry PS Inspects Epidemic Diseases Screening On the Border With Uganda
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's Permanent Secretary at the Health Ministry, Dr Zainabu Chaula, Friday on February 14, 2020, paid a visit to Mutukula-the country's border with Uganda and inspected the screening of epidemic diseases including Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers show how Ebola virus hijacks host lipids
(Biophysical Society) Robert Stahelin studies some of the world's deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with high fatality rates. Stahelin, professor at Purdue University, examines how these viruses take advantage of human host cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency
Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors fight coronavirus outbreak with drugs that target HIV, malaria and Ebola
As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

Doctors fight coronavirus outbreak with drugs that target HIV, malaria and Ebola
As scientists hunt for an effective drug to treat thousands of patients sickened by a new respiratory virus, they are trying some surprising remedies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re look...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Mental Health Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Policy Advocacy Gender Equality Nursing Midwifery Youth Midwives N Source Type: news

How the killer coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu and Ebola: Interactive map
The map tracks the lethal flu-like infection, which has killed more than 1,300 people and infected 60,000 - mostly in China - and pits it against SARS in 2003, swine flu in 2009 and Ebola in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: AfDB Gives Uganda U.S.$1-Million to Fight Ebola
[Monitor] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million (Shs3.7 billion) grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle imminent outbreaks of the Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO extends global emergency for Ebola in DRC
The WHO has extended its global health emergency status for the Democratic Republic of Congo in its fight against Ebola over concerns that ending the declaration might negatively affect response efforts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak Still an International Public Health Concern
[UN News] The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
This week, the case incidence continued to be low in the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Figure 1). From 5 to 11 February, three new confirmed cases were reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province. All three cases have epidemiological links to a transmission chain originating in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone, with possible nosocomial exposure in Beni. The most recent case reported from Beni Health Zone on 11 February was isolated one day after symptom onset. Early detection of cases reduces the probability of transmission of EVD in the community and significantly...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak remains a global emergency, WHO says
The World Health Organization said despite positive signs in Congo, the country's Ebola epidemic continues to be a global health emergency. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN: Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency
The World Health Organization says although signs are “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic remains a global health emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Outbreak Seems to Be Easing
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Experts are " very encouraged " after just three new Ebola cases were reported in the past week in eastern Congo, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday. It is an indication that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
One of the world ’s deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers, finds a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer - elements of the Ebola virus. "The irony is that one of the world's deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers," said Yale's Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery, who describes the Yale efforts Feb. 12 in the Journal of Virology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
(Yale University) Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer -- elements of the Ebola virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12 February 2020
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/12/2020. This meeting to review the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on February 12, 2020. It was the unanimous view of the Committee that this event still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The Committee acknowledged the revised risk assessment, which puts the risk now as high at national and regional levels, and low at the global level. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

It ’s Not Too Late to Prepare for COVID-19
By Dr. Lisa Stone, Epidemiology Adviser ; Robert Salerno, Director, Global Health Security Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018, as part an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen).February 11, 2020A disease spillover event, when a virus moves from animal to human hosts, can cause significant human illness. The coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to have spilled over sometime in late 2019, at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, leading to more than 40,000 confirmed cases and at least 910 reported deaths&nbs...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Global Health Security Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson & Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s ef...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases
The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign the epidemic could finally be waning some 18 months after it began (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next
As the deadly 2019-nCov coronavirus spreads, raising fears of a worldwide pandemic, researchers and startups are using artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict where the virus might appear next — and even potentially sound the alarm before other new, potentially threatening viruses become public health crises. “What we’re doing currently with Coronavirus is really trying to get an understanding of what’s happening on the ground through as many sources as we can get our hands on,” says John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus MSFTAI2019 onetime Source Type: news

New method predicts individual response to Ebola infection
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A team at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has used a specially bred population of laboratory mice that mimics human patterns of tolerance and susceptibility to the Ebola virus to identify human immune factors that predict outcomes among people infected with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years - SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus - originated in bats. A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats' fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to mammals with average immune systems, such as humans, the viruses wreak deadly havoc. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Abandon Ebola Screening Centers Over Pay
[Independent (Kampala)] Buliisa -More than 100 health workers deployed to manage various Ebola screening centers in Bullisa district have abandoned their duty stations citing none payment. The affected include members of Village Health teams-VHTs and Health workers attached to various health facilities in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Renowned HIV Researcher Frank Plummer Dies Suddenly at 67 Renowned HIV Researcher Frank Plummer Dies Suddenly at 67
The Canadian scientist's legacy also includes his leadership in combatting SARS, H1N1 flu, and Ebola. He discovered a group of women in Kenya who were regularly exposed to HIV but resistant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

News Coverage of Coronavirus in 2020 is Very Different Than it Was For Ebola in 2018
A novel coronavirus that originated in China and has since spread to more than 20 other countries has dominated headlines across the globe since it was first announced in December 2019, as scientists and media outlets (including this one) scramble to understand the virus’ origins, trajectory and impact. The wall-to-wall coverage of the virus, known has 2019-nCoV, has been unusually heavy, even in comparison to other recent health threats, such as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that began in August 2018 and continues to this day. ( function() { var func = function() { ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

Doctor’s death highlights dangers on front lines of outbreak
The death of a Chinese doctor underscores a grim reality: The physicians first to recognize outbreaks are often among the earliest victims. Dr. Li Wenliang's death showed the dangers health workers have faced in similar epidemics, including SARS and Ebola (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Sierra Leone Dragged Before Ecowas Court Over Missing Ebola Virus Funds
[This Day] The Sierra Leonian government has been dragged before the ECOWAS Community Court in Abuja over allegation it mismanaged millions of United States Dollars donated to fight the deadly Ebola virus, which killed about 4,000 people the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

Scientists look to HIV, Ebola medications for coronavirus treatment
Scientists working to combat the global coronavirus outbreak are hoping to repurpose drugs used to treat other viruses such as HIV and Ebola. Over 28,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, including 12 in the U.S. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” to explain how the drugs may work. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Recognise and control new variants of the deadly Ebola virus more quickly
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Joint press release by the DZIF and Charit é . The situation is extraordinary: there have only ever been four declarations of public health emergencies of international concern in the past and now there are two at the same time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recognize and control new variants of the deadly Ebola virus more quickly
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) The situation is extraordinary: there have only ever been four declarations of public health emergencies of international concern in the past and now there are two at the same time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news