"Young miracle" baby recovers from Ebola in outbreak
Benedicte was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after she was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Young miracle" baby recovers from Ebola outbreak in Congo
Benedicte was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after she was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking and entering
In a pair of recent studies, scientists at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute uncovered how Ebola, dengue, and Zika hijack human proteins to infect human cells, findings that point to new approaches for treating these diseases. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers
The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Young miracle': Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby who caught killer Ebola at just six days old is hailed a 'miracle'
Congo's health ministry said the girl, called  Benedicte, is the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest ever Ebola outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor of the outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Critical Ebola Lessons from Liberia to the DR Congo
[The Conversation Africa] Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons that experience offers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospital Personal Protective Equipment Planning Tool
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 12/2018. This spreadsheet from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a planning tool designed to help hospitals determine approximate minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) based on special pathogen category and a number of facility-specific variables. Calculators are included for Ebola virus disease/viral hemorrhagic fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome/severe acute respiratory syndrome, and pandemic influenza. (Text) (Source: Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses found in lab study
(Gladstone Institutes) No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco may finally change that. They identified key ways the three viruses hijack the body's cells, and they found at least one potential drug that can disrupt this process in human cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers discover new interactions between Ebola virus and human proteins
(Georgia State University) Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reproducing and could lead to novel ways to fight these lethal viral infections, according to a study led by Georgia State University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Gladstone Institutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells
(Northwestern University) Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The newly discovered ability of the human protein RBBP6 to interfere with Ebola virus replication suggests new ways to fight the infection.'What we envision is a small molecule drug that mimics this human protein and could be used in response to an Ebola virus outbreak.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers
At the close of the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, the Paul G. Allen Foundation identified diagnostic gaps as one of the major deficiencies that had contributed to the outbreak’s spread. “The standard diagnostic tests that exist are very good, but they’re hard to do out in the field in the middle of an outbreak like we saw in West Africa,” said John Connor, a virologist at the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Instead, samples need to be sent to a facility capable of running the tests, which means it could...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a major source of amplification of the outbreak and risk to health and other frontline workers. Despite these challenges, substantial progress has been made on multiple fronts to address the situation, and daily successes are being observed in the implementation of proven public he...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Worries about Ebola outbreak grow, despite use of vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Simple and rapid test for Ebola diagnosis could improve outbreak control
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) David Sebba and colleagues have created a point-of-care diagnostic test that, in fewer than 30 minutes, distinguishes Ebola infections from other endemic diseases that share similar initial symptoms, such as Lassa fever and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fears grow over the spread of Ebola as health vaccinations are given in neighbouring countries
More than 2,000 doses have been allocated to frontline workers in South Sudan. The country is 'at very high risk' of the outbreak along with Uganda and Rwanda, according to the WHO. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'
The WHO says the country is at "very high risk" in the current Ebola outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Healthcare and Frontline Workers To Be Vaccinated Against Ebola
[WHO] Juba -The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), DFID, GAVI vaccine alliance and other partners, is set to vaccinate targeted healthcare and frontline workers operating in high risk states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola virus disease (EVD) as part of national preparedness efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of vaccines is big enough to last for the rest of the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Tecentriq for NSCLC; Bad Ebola News; Infant Ibuprofen Recall
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
Health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccines are enough. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda, Congolese Officials Meet Over Ebola
[Monitor] Kampala -Health ministers from Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have met to find a lasting solution to the Ebola epidemic that nomally strides both countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda and DRC Bordering Districts Agree to Intensify Cross-Border Surveillance to Tackle Ebola
[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak spirals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and DRC have resolved to increase cross-border surveillance on both sides of the Uganda-DRC border. This was the consensus during a cross-border meeting among health officials from the two countries, held at Kasindi- Lubiriha immigrations office, in DRC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Responding to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be a multifaceted challenge. By utilising proven public health measures (contact tracing, engaging communities) as well as new tools at hand (vaccine and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought to an end. During the reporting period (28 November – 4 December 2018), 35 new cases were reported from nine health zones in North Kivu and Ituri provinces: Beni (8), Komanda (eight), Katwa (eight), Vuhovi (three), Kalunguta (two), Butembo (two), Mabalako (two),...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Worst Ebola Outbreak Hits Women Especially Hard
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country's volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak -- the nation's tenth known Ebola epidemic -- is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Spreads Further Into Urban Communities and Isolated Areas
[MSF] The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo   and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Teams from international medical  organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Spreads Further Into Urban Communities and Isolated Areas
[MSF] The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu province with the city of Butembo and other isolated areas becoming the latest to be affected. About one million people live in Butembo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Ebola Eruption Second Deadliest in History
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now the second worst such eruption in history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola drug trials aim to make the disease treatable at home
Leading scientist hopes experiment in DRC could lessen the impact of deadly virusEbola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.Four experimental drugs are starting to be used as part of a groundbreaking trial under extremely difficult conditions in an outbreak in conflict-ridden eastern DRC.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Medical research Democratic Republic of the Congo Science Africa Health Global health World news Society Source Type: news

Are we on the cusp of a breakthrough in Ebola treatment?
Leading scientist hopes drug trials in DRC could lessen the impact of deadly virusEbola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.Four experimental drugs are starting to be used as part of a groundbreaking trial under extremely difficult conditions in an outbreak in conflict-ridden eastern DRC.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Medical research Democratic Republic of the Congo Science Africa Health Global health World news Society Source Type: news

WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal
WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak in Congo despite withdrawal of US experts over safety concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in Congo
The head of the World Health Organization says the agency doesn't need Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. experts to fight an Ebola outbreak spreading in Congo, insisting: "We can cover it." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. urged to send Ebola experts to Congo as crisis worsens
Health workers have compared the region to a war zone, since dozens of armed rebel groups are active (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. help urged near Ebola outbreak epicentre but security questions remain
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — "some of the world's most experienced" — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history
More than 400 people have been hit in eastern DR Congo, where rebel attacks have hampered operations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHO The Ebola outbreak in Congo is now the second largest in history, the World Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnant Women and Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats: Ethics Guidance for Preparedness, Research, and Response
Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 9/2018. This 96-page guidance provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. It discusses how recent epidemics, including Zika virus, Lassa Fever, Ebola, and H1N1 influenza, have highlighted the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks can severely affect the health interests of pregnant women and their offspring. It specifies 22 concrete recommendations, organized around three key areas: public health preparedness, R&D, and vaccine...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak is Second Worst in History
[IRC] Geneva, Switzerland -Today (November 29, 2018) the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached 426 cases, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now 2nd largest in history
The World Health Organization says Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says
Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, the World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest
The current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news