New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed
New attack on Ebola center in Congo, local official says; militia member is killed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: UN Condemns Attack On Ebola Treatment Centre Which Left Doctor Dead, Two Others Injured
[UN News] The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Doctor Fighting Ebola Outbreak Killed in Attack
[VOA] A doctor fighting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack on an eastern hospital, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured
The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment  centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter
Attackers storm hospital in the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak, kill doctor from Cameroon, hurt others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinical Management of Patients with Ebola: The Nebraska Experience
Source: University of Wisconsin (UW). Published: 4/19/2019. This one-hour Grand Rounds lecture presents a case study about caring for patients with Ebola virus disease at the Nebraska Medical Center in 2014. The speaker discusses the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment of Ebola virus disease; describes clinical and operational lessons learned from the care of patients with Ebola virus disease; and provides programs and educational resources to learn more about emerging infectious diseases and hospital preparedness. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Survivors Comfort Sick and Frightened in Congo Outbreak Ebola Survivors Comfort Sick and Frightened in Congo Outbreak
Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The incidence of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued to increase this week; however, it remained confined to a limited geographical area within North Kivu and Ituri provinces. This recent trend is likely attributable, in part, to past and ongoing security issues, unrest amongst certain local populations, and lingering community mistrust towards outbreak response teams. Improved case detection and response activities have been observed in previously inaccessible hotspots. In the 21 days between 27 March and 16 April 2019, 55 health areas within 11 health zones reported new cases...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak continues despite powerful vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak
Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Following Second Brutal Assault On Ebola Clinic, UN Health Chief Vows to Continue Serving 'Most Vulnerable'
[UN News] Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed militia members brutally attacked an Ebola clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern city of Butembo, prompting a call from the UN's global health agency chief "to protect the treatment centres". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Diabetes Equally Impactful - Ransome
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -British High Commissioner to Botswana Ms Katy Ransome says diabetes like other diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Ebola is impactful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Recommendations for Organizations
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/17/2019. This Web page provides recommendations for organizations sending U.S.-based health care or emergency response workers to areas with Ebola outbreaks, and for workers traveling from Ebola outbreak areas to the United States. Topics include Organization Responsibilities Before, During, and After Worker Travel to Ebola Outbreak Areas; Pre-Departure Exposure and Health Assessment for Workers Traveling from Ebola Outbreak Areas to the United States; and Symptomatic or Exposed U.S. Workers Located Overseas. (Text) (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths
Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in under three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FP Honored for Selfless Service in Ebola-ravaged Liberia
Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Congo's president wants Ebola contained within 3 months
'If we follow the instructions, in two or three months Ebola will be finished,' Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi tells a crowd. Some health experts say it could take twice as long. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ebola is real, Congo president tells skeptical population
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nation's worst-ever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust health workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IntraHealth CEO Pape Gaye Named 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion
April 16, 2019The Triangle Global Health Consortium has namedPape Gaye, president and CEO ofIntraHealth International, its 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion. Each year, the consortium recognizes one local leader ’s passion and dedication to global health. They chose Gaye as their 2019 champion because of his lifelong commitment to advancing the field.Gaye is a native of Senegal. Over the past 30 years, he has advocated for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all. Today he oversees work in more than 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems.Under his lead...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Fourth Update
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/16/2019. This 11-page report is the fourth update of a rapid risk assessment that addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for European Union/European Economic Area citizens. It was triggered by an increase of EVD transmission in the affected areas over recent weeks, the persistent occurrence of new cases among contacts unknown at the time of EVD diagnosis, the occurrence of a substantial number of cases outside o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of " deep concern " but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018, and is the second deadliest in history, with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Health Emergency, Declares WHO
The agency also shares preliminary results of an Ebola vaccine trial showing that it is 97.5 percent effective at protecting from infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Not an International 'Health Emergency' but Risks Spreading Across the Border, Warns UN Health Agency
[UN News] The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern", according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Resurgence Tests Global Response
[AfricaFocus] "Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing ´deep concern´ about the number of increasing cases in parts of Congo, and the potential risk of the disease spreading to neighboring countries, the W.H.O. said the epidemic did not meet the criteria for declaring an international public health emergency." - New York Times, April 12, 2019 (http:// ti (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak Does Not Pose Global Threat - Experts
[VOA] Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization agree the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why this 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern
Here's a look at how the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in Congo become the second-deadliest in history, claiming 772 lives since last August.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern
AP Explains: Why the 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a growing concern (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Not Under Control, Urgent Change of Strategy Needed
[MSF] New York -The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the following statement after the World Health Organization decided today to not declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency
Officials are highly concerned about a possible spread of the outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization's director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration
The epidemic shows no signs of abating. In the eight-month-old outbreak, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day occurred this week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus Deaths (Fatalities) World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency yet'
World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo will become an emergency without more support. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak not yet global emergency
The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet global emergency but 'deep concern' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Ebola, HIV and Zika REALLY look like: Artist and scientist's fascinating watercolours
Professor David Goodsell, of San Diego, California, first started combining his love for art with his job as a biologist at Scripps Research in the 1990s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Redouble efforts' to detect cases of Ebola in Congo, urges World Health Organization
WHO experts haven't declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international emergency, but say more must be done to fight it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Preliminary Results on the Efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola Vaccine Using the Ring Vaccination Strategy in the Control of an Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Example of Integration of Research into Epidemic Response
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This four-page report provides information about preliminary analysis that was completed with the aim to better understand whether or not the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP candidate vaccine is effective and is contributing to prevent cases of Ebola virus disease when delivered using the ring vaccination strategy. This experimental Ebola vaccine is being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is protective 97.5 percent of the time. These early results confirm previous observations of high efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine against...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 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 12th April 2019
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This statement is from a meeting held to provide the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General with the committee's views and perspectives on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whether the event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and if the event constitutes a PHEIC, what temporary recommendations should be made. The Director-General accepted the committee ’s assessment and on April 12, 2019, did not declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Eme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Democratic Republic of Congo sees WORST EVER day for Ebola with 18 new cases in 24 hours
Some 751 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the second worst outbreak in history. Global chiefs will meet on Friday to decide if it is an international concern. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEJM applying universal standards of care to Ebola virus disease
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM's Senior Clinical Lecturer, Dr. Shevin Jacob, is corresponding author on a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to ebola virus disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The rise in number of Ebola virus diseases cases observed in the North Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this week. During the last 21 days (20 March to 9 April 2019), 57 health areas within 11 health zones reported new cases; 40% of the 141 health areas affected to date (Table 1 and Figure 2). During this period, a total of 207 probable and confirmed cases were reported from Katwa (83), Vuhovi (41), Mandima (29), Beni (21), Butembo (15), Oicha (8), Masereka (4), Lubero (2), Musienene (2), Kalunguta (1), and Mabalako (1). As of 9 April, a total of 1186 confirmed and probable EVD cases have be...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

WHO experts to decide whether Congo Ebola outbreak is international emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it had reconvened an expert panel to consider whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Number of Ebola Cases in North Kivu on The Rise
[WHO] The recent escalation in the number of   Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases continues in the North Kivu provinces of  the  Democratic  Republic  of  the  Congo.  This  past  week  saw 65 new  confirmed  cases  reported  in  the  last seven days, predominantly from the areas ofKatwa, Mandima, Butembo, and Vuhovi. During the last 21 days (18 March to 7 April 2019), 58health areas within 13health zones reported new cases; 42%of t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak 'far from contained,' U.S. aid chief says
The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is far from contained, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths
And new treatments mean fewer people now require liver transplants Related items fromOnMedica Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list UK joins fight against Ebola GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tick that can carry deadly Ebola-like virus is found in the UK for the first time 
The Hyalomma rufipes tick - a small blood-sucking arachnid - is usually confined to Africa, Asia and parts of southern Europe. However, officials found it in Dorset last year (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Vaccinate Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kigali -The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and other partners will launch vaccination of health care and frontline health workers to prevent them against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in case they have to deal with patients contaminated by the virus. The activity begins on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Rubavu and other districts in high risk zone located near boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UTMB to lead program to advance treatments against potentially bioterrorist pathogens
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Genevant Sciences Corp. have been awarded up to $35 million to advance the development of rapid-acting vaccines and broad-spectrum treatments of the highly lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak Has All the Makings of a Humanitarian Crisis
[The Conversation Africa] It's been eight months since the start of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By the beginning of April, almost 700 people have succumbed to the disease, making this the second worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. It's second only to the West Africa outbreak of 2013 to 2016 that claimed more than 11 000 lives. And it seems that the end is not yet in sight. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked Jacqueline Weyer about this deepening public health crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Aid Groups Struggle to Fight Ebola Virus
[Deutsche Welle] The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has become difficult to contain. Many locals distrust health authorities trying to combat the epidemic, which poses a significant challenge for their work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news