West Africa:How West Africa Lost $7bn During 2014 Ebola Epidemic
[Vanguard] Four years after Nigeria survived an outbreak of Ebola, Director General of the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, Prof. Stanley Okolo, has said the sub-region lost $7 billion in terms of loss aid, income and productivity during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Official Optimistic Congo Ebola Outbreak Can Be Controlled U.S. Official Optimistic Congo Ebola Outbreak Can Be Controlled
The leading Ebola expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday he believed an outbreak in Congo can be brought under control quickly and that the high rate of new cases is due largely to improved detection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deadly violence in DRC hampers Ebola control
A fresh round of deadly violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province -- the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak -- continues to hamper efforts to stamp out the disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts
Deadly rebel attack at center of Ebola outbreak stalls virus-containment efforts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deadly rebel attack in center of Ebola outbreak stalls work
Deadly rebel attack in center of Ebola outbreak forces virus containment efforts to stop again (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak
The violence threatened to again force the suspension of health workers ’ efforts to contain the virus, which may have killed more than 150 people since August. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Epidemics Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Kidnapping and Hostages Ebola Virus Allied Democratic Forces Source Type: news

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region
Congo rebels kill 15, abduct a dozen children in community at center of deadly Ebola outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo rebels kill 13, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region
Congo rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in community at center of deadly Ebola outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola
'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about Ebola
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting its 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. official optimistic Congo Ebola outbreak can be controlled
The leading Ebola expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday he believed an outbreak in Congo can be brought under control quickly and that the high rate of new cases is due largely to improved detection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:80% of Schoolchildren Back at School in Ebola-Affected Areas
[Unicef] Kinshasa/Dakar/New York/Geneva -One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Every Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Ever Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet severe enough to be declared a global emergency, the World Health Organization decided after a meeting of experts yesterday. The U.N. health agency said it is " deeply... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say
The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency but has called for an "intensified" response. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the DRC
Conclusion (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola in DRC Is Not a Global Health Emergency - WHO
[VOA] An emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization has decided that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen significant improvements over the past weeks, including strong performances by field teams conducting vaccinations, and improved community engagement and risk communication in priority areas. However, as new cases continue to emerge from Beni and appear closer to security ‘red zones’, it is clear that risks remain and that strong response measures need to be prioritized. The virus’ spread is partly due to security conditions that severely impact frontline and health workers, at times forcing the suspens...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola Outbreak in Congo Not a PHEIC
(MedPage Today) -- Committee saw no'added value'to declaration, cited strong international response to outbreak (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Bad, but Not Global Emergency, WHO Says Congo's Ebola Outbreak Bad, but Not Global Emergency, WHO Says
The Democratic Republic of Congo's rising number of cases and deaths are concerning, but a committee ruled that the circumstances don't warrant an international emergency declaration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO committee
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, a World Health Organization committee said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latest Ebola Outbreak Not An International Emergency, World Health Organization Says
The outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever has already killed 139 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - WHO committee
The Ebola situation in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to the outbreak is stepped up, a World Health Organization emergency committee said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency
The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not meet the criteria of a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Texas Biomed scientists researching Ebola-malaria connection
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed researchers -- in collaboration with the University of Iowa -- are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 67th Annual Meeting
(Burness) Fighting the Latest Ebola Scare, Tackling Disease Outbreaks, Pandemic Flu Concerns, Probing Tick Spit for Cures, Diseases in the Aftermath of Hurricanes, Emerging Infectious Diseases and More at World's Leading Meeting of Global Health and Tropical Disease Experts (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: PHEIC for Ebola? Counting Kicks in Pregnancy; Drug Ad Spending Nears $3B
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Children in Ebola-Affected DRC Return to School
[VOA] Geneva -The U.N. children's fund reports the vast majority of children living in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to school where they are taught ways to avoid infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Calls Crisis Meeting Over Ebola
[UN News] World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Preparing for Future Ebola Outbreaks in Zambia
[SciDev.Net] Blantyre City -Zambia has begun training healthcare workers in provinces that border the Democratic Republic of Congo so that rapid response teams have the necessary skills to prepare and respond to an Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.N. Employee in Eastern Congo Tests Positive for Ebola - U.N. Memo U.N. Employee in Eastern Congo Tests Positive for Ebola - U.N. Memo
A United Nations employee in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the first such incident during the current outbreak, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) there said on Friday in a letter to staff.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiraled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died
Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
as rate of new cases has doubled (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia prepares health workers for an Ebola outbreak
Government staff in the central African country will be trained how to spot, treat and prevent Ebola amid fears people crossing the border from the DRC could bring the deadly virus with them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola experts pulled from Congo amid ongoing outbreak
Personnel from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who have been stationed in the Democratic of Congo to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak have been pulled back from the worst impacted areas due to safety concerns, a US government official familiar with the situation told CNN Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO emergency committee to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the global health body said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa:'If We Don't Wash Our Hands, It Will Devastate Generations' #GlobalHandwashingDay
[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Today, on Global Handwashing Day, the focus of the global health community is on the importance of handwashing with soap as a highly effective way to prevent the spread of disease and save lives. The evidence for handwashing is well-known -- it can dramatically reduce the risk of diarrhoea and pneumonia, and thwarts the spread of diseases like Ebola. Access to clean water, good sanitation and hygiene is also a significant factor in the prevention of blindness caused trachoma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Resistance From Residents Hampering Efforts to Contain Congo Ebola Outbreak Attempts to thwart safe burials of Ebola victims in the Congo are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:'Toxic Mix of Factors' Driving Ebola Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle] Community fear, attacks on health workers and armed groups are hampering a response to DRC's Ebola outbreak. A second wave of the outbreak has now developed in the eastern town of Beni near the border with Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research begins phase 1 clinical trial of Marburg vaccine
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR this week administered the first vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a Marburg vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers. The WRAIR study evaluates the VRC-MARADC087-00-VP vaccine, developed by the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Marburg virus is in the same family as Ebola and causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:UN Worker Among Sharp Increase in Ebola Caseload
[VOA] A U.N. employee in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the first such incident during the current outbreak, according to the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news