Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists
Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn’t previously traveled to Africa. France, Germany, Belgium and Australia confirmed their first cases of monkeypox on Friday. “I’m stunned by this. Every day I wake up and there are more countries infe...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized Africa Disease healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Janssen Discontinues Collaboration and License Agreements with Bavarian Nordic in Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 9, 2022 - The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the termination of its collaboration and license agreements with Bavarian Nordic that leverage Bavarian Nordic’s MVA-BN® (Modified Vaccinia Ankara - Bavarian Nordic) technology to develop potential vaccines against the hepatitis B virus and human papillomaviruses. Janssen remains committed to its strong collaboration with Bavarian Nordic in the quest to prevent and cure infectious diseases – with collaborations in HIV and Ebola still ongoing.No clinical studies in hepatitis B have been initiated by Janssen ut...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Human Bird Flu Case in U.S.; Okla. Nears Abortion Ban; Ebola Outbreak in DRC
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. CDC confirmed the first human case of the H5N1 bird flu in the U.S., in a Colorado man with direct exposure to birds. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is expected... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 29, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Vaccination Campaign Begins to Counter New Outbreak
[UN News] An Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to halt the spread of a deadly new outbreak in the country, where the disease is endemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Second Ebola Patient Dies in Northwestern Congo, WHO Says Second Ebola Patient Dies in Northwestern Congo, WHO Says
A second Ebola patient has died in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, days into a fresh outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Democratic Republic of the Congo launches vaccine campaign amid deadly Ebola outbreak
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo battles its 14th Ebola outbreak since 1976, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday a vaccination campaign in the Central African country to halt the spread. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo to counter new outbreak
An Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to halt the spread of a deadly new outbreak in the country, where the disease is endemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Hits Democratic Republic of Congo, Again
[RFI] The Democratic Republic of Congo's health authorities have declared a new Ebola virus outbreak in Equateur Province on Monday - its third since 2018. With help from the World Health Organization, it has identified more than 100 contact cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak Declared in Mbandaka, Equateur Province
[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa -- The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), through the Ministry of Health (MoH) has declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Mbandaka Health Zone, Equateur province (bordering the Congo and Ruki Rivers in northwest DRC). This outbreak was confirmed on 23 April 2022, four months after the most recent outbreak which was declared over on 16 December 2021. The current announcement is the third EVD outbreak declared in the Equateur province between 2018 and 2022. Health author (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo New Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of Congo
The case was confirmed in a 31-year-old man, who began showing symptoms on April 5 and went to a local health facility after being sick at home for more than a week. He died last Thursday.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Next Satellite Center for Global Health Discovery at Holistic Drug Discovery and Development Centre, University of Cape Town, Focused on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Cape Town, South Africa, April 25, 2022 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced the launch of the J&J Satellite Center for Global Health Discovery (Satellite Center) at the Holistic Drug Discovery and Development (H3D) Centre, University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, South Africa. This marks the latest expansion of the J&J Centers for Global Health Discovery (J&J Centers), a global network of research collaborations between the Company and leading research institutions to accelerate translational and discovery research to address some of the world’s most pressing global health challenges. The Sa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Child Dies From Unusual Hepatitis; Ebola Strikes the Congo; 'Feminicides' Rising?
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. At least one child has died from the unexplained acute hepatitis outbreak in the U.S. and Europe, according to the World Health Organization; a dozen countries have... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 25, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Ebola Outbreak Declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo
[UN News] The health authorities of the African nation declared a new outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Ebola Case Confirmed in Congo
[DW] A new case of Ebola has been reported by authorities in Congo, just four months after the end of the last outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Ebola Case Confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo
[DW] A new case of Ebola was reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities, just four months after the end of the last outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news