Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained,' says WHO
No new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in Congo since the last known sufferer died on June 9, World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Response Shows Lessons Learned
[AfricaFocus] The Democratic Republic of Congo has extensive experience in successfully containing Ebola outbreaks (the one which was reported in May is the ninth since the first in 1976). But this one, with cases in Mbandaka, a river-port city of over one million people on the country's western border, raised the nightmare scenario of spreading to other river-port cities such as the capital Kinshasa (over 11 million people), as well as Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo, and Bangui in the Central African Republic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola'Largely Contained'; Child Separation Slammed; Bioweapon Warning
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained'
Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained,' World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Friendly Football Match, Ebola, and Infodemics
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: As the Democratic Republic of Congo works to curb an Ebola outbreak, Nigerians expressed strong reactions to the proposal of a friendly match on the 25th of May, 2018 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Congo-Kinshasa of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this week's Thought Leadership Piece, Dr Ibrahim Mamadu, an Epidemiologist with the World Health Organization reflects on the heated discourse and how communications (or the lack of it) plays an important role in public health events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“We’re just getting started,” declares Dave Prentis in key conference speech
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis began his speech to conference by introducing member Michael Braithwaite, who lost his job due to the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, and who was present in the hall. –”Not only is the UK your home,” he said to Michael, “Your union, UNISON, is your home too. And we will protect you.” In the 25th year since UNISON was formed from the merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE, Mr Prentis reminded the hall that in 1993 people thought that the formation of one union for public service workers was ‘the right idea at the wrong time.&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference general secretary Source Type: news

3 Big Ideas Emerge from the 2018 World Health Assembly
June 18, 2018Is the World Health Organization reembracing its original principles?As the World Health Assembly (WHA) ended last month, I was left wondering: is this a new and improved World Health Organization (WHO), or is it simply becoming what its founders intended all along?Here are a few things that made this annual meeting of the WHO different from past years, and offer us some insight about how the organization might be evolving.A physical focus on noncommunicable diseasesThe day before WHA officially began, hundreds of participants and curious locals followed the WHO ’s new Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Poses Challenges for Bush Meat
[VOA] For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FT Health: WHO chief on progress on Ebola and picks of the week
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Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Challenges of Administering Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas
[The Conversation Africa] No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread
'Why aren't we being vaccinated?' Congolese taxi drivers in Ebola-infected city express fear (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in DR Congo 'not over'
Dr Tedros Adhanom admitted the situation in the African nation has 'stabilised' - but claimed cases of the deadly virus could easily spark up again. Officials announced two new cases yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors End Income Generation Conference
[Concord] With funds from the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) on Sunday, 10th June ended a four-day conference on Income Generation Activities (IGA) at the Companero Hotel, East of Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo's Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Trials for Vaccines Enter Final Stages
[East African] Researchers at the Kericho-based Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project Clinical Research Centre are finalising human trials of Ebola vaccines in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Correction: Congo-Ebola story
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Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia:After Ebola - What Happens Next?
[Bhekisisa] Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia's doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Insights into Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks
In the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, a reevaluation of the ways plague spreads through prairie dog colonies in the western United States has yielded insights that could help explain outbreaks of plague, Ebola, and other diseases that can be transmitted by animals to humans. These include West Nile Virus disease and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The study, led by Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University and described in the journal BioScience, suggests that even deadly diseases may persist unnoticed in a population for years as smoldering infections, rather than jump fro...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

White House Tries to Revive Rescissions Proposal
The Trump Administration has withdrawn its request to cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water quality grants and unspent Superstorm Sandy relief funds from the rescissions proposal that was submitted to Congress on May 8, 2018. On June 5, the Administration sent a revised proposal for $14.7 billion in rescissions to Congress. No explanation has been provided by the White House for reversing its decision to cut the $10 million EPA grants program and $107.5 million in Superstorm Sandy aid. The revised proposal also restores $252 million in unspent funds to fight the Ebola virus, a crucial move, considering the E...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine test raises hopes, doubts in Congo
With thousands of doses dispatched to front-line health workers, the world is watching to see if a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than traditional measures doctors have tried since Ebola was identified 40 years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Blog: Internationalism has always been at the heart of our work
Since our union was established 25 years ago, internationalism has always been at the heart of our work. It’s one of the reasons why UNISON is so widely respected around the world – we don’t just talk about our values, we live them and put them into practise. Our work in Liberia is just one example. Shortly before the Ebola virus struck in 2014, 22 health union leaders were dismissed by the Liberian government for organising a national strike for safer working conditions in the health sector. From day one, our union stood alongside them and campaigned for their reinstatement. Finally, following a four yea...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Morning Break: States Pick Up ACA Defense; WHO's Ebola Optimism; Cut Melon Danger
(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 - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

How to slow down Ebola
Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a total of 29,000 patients were diagnosed with the disease. More than 11,000 people didn't survive. The epidemic has now passed, but researchers are wondering which intervention strategies would have been most effective in containing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How to slow down Ebola
(KU Leuven) The phylogenetic tree of the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic doesn't just tell us how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down its spread. These findings were presented in Nature Communications and open up new perspectives for the containment of epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:At One-Month Mark in Ebola Outbreak, Focus Shifts to Remote Areas
[WHO] Geneva -One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:At One-Month Mark in Ebola Outbreak, the Focus Shifts to Remote Areas
[WHO] One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Development of vaccines from AIDS to Zika, using a novel 'plug and play' viral platform
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from GeoVax have developed a flexible 'Plug and Play' technology platform that delivers single-dose vaccines that fully protect against emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola. The research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Cautiously Optimistic About Halting Ebola Spread in DR Congo
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is cautiously optimistic about containing the spread of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, but warns that much work lies ahead. Thirty eight of 62 suspected cases have been confirmed. Of this total number of confirmed cases, 27 people have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Reports 'Very Strong Progress' in Battling Ebola Outbreak
[UN News] One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported "very strong progress" in the response to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Congo Ebola Outbreak - WHO Records 62 Cases, 27 Deaths
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said they have recorded 62 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during this latest outbreak, with 38 confirmations and 27 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak
One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Reports First Confirmed Ebola Case in Over a Week Congo Reports First Confirmed Ebola Case in Over a Week
Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'ongoing' but WHO is 'cautiously optimistic'
A total 62 people have suffered Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the first case was reported on May 8, the World Health Organization reported Friday. Thirty-eight of the cases are laboratory confirmed, 14 are probable and 10 are suspected. Over the past month, 27 of these individuals have died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo's three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in the DRC is a ‘race against time’, aid worker warns
Paul Jawor, who has just returned home the African nation, admitted he was 'very scared' about the killer virus in a written account of his time on the ground. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilizing
GENEVA (Reuters) - The fight against a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is giving reason for cautious optimism, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An Unlikely Biotech Investor: The Government
How the US Government through BARDA's DRIVe Initiative is looking to fight global healthcare threats like sepsis, antibiotic resistance and Ebola. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: MRK:NYSE AKAO:NASDAQ Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Govt Gives Greenlight for Use of Experimental Ebola Medicines
[East African] The Democratic Republic of the Congo has approved the use of experimental Ebola treatments, the WHO has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Songs, Radio Shows, and Door-to-Door Visits - How Community Awareness Is Helping Defeat Ebola
[IRIN] Relatives ride in on motorbikes, bust three patients out of an Ebola treatment centre, and take them to a church to be prayed over by 50 people. Later, one dies at home, another in hospital, while the third lives but could have infected an untold number of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo says new confirmed Ebola case; outbreak marks 1 month
Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Fighting Ebola in DRC - 'It's a Race Against Time'
[MSF] Paul Jawor, a Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organizations. Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where 23 cases of Ebola have been confirmed. Here, he explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outb (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fighting Ebola in DRC: "It ’s a Race Against Time"
Field newsFighting Ebola in DRC:"It ’s a Race Against Time"June 07, 2018Paul Jawor, a Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organizations. Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where 23 cases of Ebola have been confirmed. Here, he explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outbreak. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news