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Nigerian doctor survived Ebola hailed 'hero in the field'
Bill Gates hailed Dr Adaora Okali as a 'hero' and philanthropist last week, after she survived Ebola while treating a patient in Nigeria in 2014 and decided to pursue a career treating infectious disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Threading the NEIDL (National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories): Go Inside a BSL (Biological Safety Level)-4 Lab
American Society for Microbiology. 01/02/2018 This 57-minute video explores how the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is secured from unauthorized entry, what's like to wear a Biological Safety Level (BSL)-4 level safety suit, how the facility is constructed to make it safe, and how workers carry out experiments with highly dangerous viruses such as Ebola virus and Lassa virus without jeopardizing their health or that of the surrounding community. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond
January 08, 2018What will it take to offer true  patient-centered care?As 2018 begins with the clock already ticking on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) targets, the heroic, sometimes harrowing, and heartwarming stories of six frontline health workers from four continents delivered on a crisp November evening in Dublin reflect both the promise and the tangled reality of the policy planning and program implementation needed to fulfill the promise of unprecedented global consensus on health and development.What I hope stuck in the minds of thousands of the top global health experts that h...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Surgeries
[Observer] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from cataract removal surgeries. The study, called PREVAIL 7, sought to address the issues of safety for participants to undergo cataract surgery and to define the post-surgical care needed to achieve the best visual outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibodies Against Ebola and Lassa: A Global Collaboration
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health]. 12/05/2017 This 53-minute presentation, the 2017 Kinyoun Lecture, explores the features of antibodies that protect against the deadly Ebola and Lassa viruses, and the ongoing need for scientists to collaborate in this research to establish a complete knowledge base. During the past three years, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium (VIC) researchers from dozens of labs on five continents have studied these protective antibodies. The VIC aims to fill critical knowledge gaps and provide a foundation of research that can be u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Conducts Cataract Removal Surgeries
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Eye Surgeries
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Risk Scores to Differentiate Likely Ebola Infections Ebola Risk Scores to Differentiate Likely Ebola Infections
Risk scores based on symptoms and laboratory tests may help in the identification of patients at high risk for Ebola infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers inhibit ebola virus
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The incurable Ebola virus has long been feared due to its high mortality rate and danger of infection. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Phillips Universit ä t Marburg have succeeded in inhibiting the virus in cell cultures. The researchers hope to be able to continue doing animal testing and developing an actual drug. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK vaccine research hub to bolster fight against lethal viruses
Imperial College centre aims to help poorer countries respond to epidemics like Ebola (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Survivors May Develop Immunity to The Disease
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Survivors May Develop Immunity to the Disease
TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 -- The immune systems of people who survived the first Ebola outbreak 40 years ago appear to be protecting them against future infection with the deadly virus, a new study finds. The discovery could help in efforts to develop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coordinating management disciplines to build operational resilience in response to a major crisis situation - Drachal M.
Using case studies of the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa in 2014, and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016 respectively, this paper demonstrates how various resilience-related corporate functions contributed to effective crisis re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Antibodies Against Ebola and Lassa: A Global Collaboration
National Institutes of Health. 12/05/2017 This 53-minute lecture explores the features of antibodies that protect against the deadly Ebola and Lassa viruses and the ongoing need for scientists to collaborate in this research to establish a complete knowledge base. During the past three years, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium (VIC) researchers from dozens of labs on five continents have studied these protective antibodies. The VIC aims to fill critical knowledge gaps and provide a foundation of research that can be used to improve existing vaccines and antivirals, and to evaluate the pipeline of candidat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Africa:Juma's Advice Helped Me Conquer Ebola - Fashola
[Vanguard] Abuja -Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has paid glowing tribute to late Kenya scholar, Calestous Juma, describing him as a true African Patriot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:After Containing Ebola, Nigeria Not Prepared for Disease Epidemics
[Vanguard] The 2014 outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, is unforgettable in the minds of every Nigerian. Although the initial response to the outbreak suggested the country was not prepared, it nevertheless got its act together and within 93 days, successfully contained the deadly disorder. However that was not before a total of 20 infections nine deaths were recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone Government
[East African] Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) court against the Sierra Leonean government's handling of the 2014 epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

2017 Research Highlights — Clinical Advances
NIH accomplishments in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease. These include progress on two Ebola vaccines, a bionic pancreas to treat type 1 diabetes, and a genetic test that improves blood thinner dosing. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection
Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks, according to a new study led by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.UCLA researchers located the 14 Ebola survivors of the 1976 outbreak who, in January 2016, were still living in the same small, remote villages in the forests of the Équateur Province of northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The researchers obtained blood samples and health history reports from them. The data revealed evidence ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Forty years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to treat future outbreaks. UCLA researchers located the 14 Ebola survivors of the 1976 outbreak who, in January 2016, were still living in the same small, remote villages in the forests of the É quateur Province of northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Recovery Projects Bring Advancement to Bomi
[Observer] Supported by the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has conducted a robust Ebola virus disease (EVD) recovery program in Bomi County, Western Liberia that it embarked on in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa:In Wake of Ebola, West Africa Must Seize Opportunity to Build Better Public Health Systems
[Chatham House] Money and international attention have flowed to the region since the outbreak. Now it must build on extensive planning to protect both this very vulnerable region and the rest of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Emerging Diseases and Implementation of Emergency Use Authorizations
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses how to identify emerging infectious diseases; Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), influenza, and other emerging diseases; and how Emergency Use Authorizations are implemented at the public health laboratory to expedite testing capabilities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

GM humans: New vaccines made with synthetic genes will alter your DNA
(Natural News) Back in 2015, The New York Times published an article entitled, “Protection Without a Vaccine,” an in-depth look at immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. Described as a “novel approach” to fighting serious diseases like H.I.V., Ebola , malaria, hepatitis and even the common flu, the researchers involved in the development of I.G.T.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A visit to Gornali is no holiday
In a world where record numbers of people need humanitarian assistance and disease outbreaks are a continual global threat, the systems needed to respond are under unprecedented strain. And the resources in shortest supply are field response staff – specialists who volunteer to take their skills to some of the world’s most threatening locations. "Before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015, we deployed about 100 people a year, but for the Ebola outbreak alone we sent more than 1,000. It became clear that we did not have enough adequately prepared people," explains Renee Christensen, Training Co-o...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Interoperability Can Help Stop Disease Outbreaks in Their Tracks
December 01, 2017A new  system in Liberia is speeding up disease surveillance and response times.How do you reduce the time it takes to identify a potential disease outbreak in order to manage it effectively?  In Liberia —where resources are constrained and the devastation of Ebola still lingers—the government, IntraHealth International, and other partners are working urgently to answer this question.The simple answer? Connect the dots quickly.IntraHealth is helping the Ministry of Health speed up this process from several weeks to just a few days.Health authorities must be alerted to a suspected dise...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Online Audiocasts From the SHEA/CDC ORTP (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outbreak Response Training Program) Regional Training Workshop
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/2017 This Web page provides 15 audiocasts with presentation slides from live trainings in September and October 2017, sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outbreak Response Training Program. Topics are A Survivor's Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Bedside; A Hospital Epidemiologist's Guide to the Galaxy; Newbie's Guide to Policy Development; Case Study 1: MERS-CoV; Hope Is Not a Plan; HICS and Hiccups; Location, Location, Location; Case Study 2: Cherchez Le LTAC; Case Study 3: Viral Hemorrhagic Feve...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cost of Ebola prevention substantial in Netherlands
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Developing a fast, local test for deadly Ebola
Rapid diagnosis is vital for controlling outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Currently this can only be done in complex laboratories and samples from infected patients are dangerous to handle and transport. Faced with this challenge, an EU and industry-funded project is developing fast, local tests to spot infection quickly and safely, helping to contain its spread and saving lives in the process. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - December 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Response to Ebola outbreak leads to improved mental health services in Sierra Leone
(King's College London) A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health Is a Cause We Can All Get Behind
November 27, 2017None of us can afford to ignore the plights of other countries.“What is IntraHealth anyway?”A woman asked this as she approached our booth at aState Employees Combined Campaign event this year, where people who want to donate to good causes can connect to the organizations behind them. At first, I was glad she asked.“IntraHealth International is a nonprofit based in Chapel Hill and our focus is on health workers,” I said. “We believe—”“Health workers in America?”“No,” I said, “our work is primarily international. We currently work in 3...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia
Teams from U.S. universities and hospitals are helping to build Liberia's health care system back up following the devastation inflicted by the Ebola outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:More Life Threatening Diseases May Ravage Nigeria If ... - Professor
[Premium Times] Life threatening diseases like HIV, Ebola and Monkey Pox may be mild compared to other diseases outbreak that may occur in future if adequate expertise is not applied to wild conservation and management, a don has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:An Ebola Survivor With a Big Dream
[Observer] Liberia is a country where dreams are hardly realized due to the lack of opportunities to support young people's ambitions, let alone that of a child who has survived the deadly Ebola virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Ebola Deployment in Guinea: Final Report
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/17/2017 This 31-page evaluation reviews the implementation, determines the lessons learned, and formulates recommendations to strengthen the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s capacity to mobilize experts for field deployment to support future outbreak response initiatives, based on the deployment of experts to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. The evaluation looked at all the key stages of deployment operations in order to assess preparation, appropriateness, and implementation of ECDC plans, procedures, structures, and tools to su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Investigates Red Cross U.S.$2.7 Million Ebola Fund Scandal
[Observer] The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said US$5 million of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New outbreak: Deadly virus, similar to Ebola, with NO treatment... now strikes Uganda
(Natural News) Uganda is in the middle of a health care crisis as the deadly Marburg virus has once again hit the African nation. Health chiefs have announced that the virus, which is clinically similar to the Ebola virus, has been detected in five cases. The reports note that an emergency Marburg virus screening is being carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Studies Receive High Ratings
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has received high marks for its ongoing research program in Liberia. PREVAIL is a joint Liberia-U.S. clinical research program established in 2014 in response to a request by former Liberian Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwinnegale to then U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to assist Liberia develop vaccines and therapeutics to tackle Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unlocking the secrets of Ebola
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola. Researchers found 11 biomarkers that distinguish fatal infections from non-fatal ones and two that, when screened for early upon symptom onset, accurately predict which patients are likely to die. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Exercise Planning for Health Care Coalitions
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 11/09/2017 This one-hour webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) highlights the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC)'s templates for health care coalition exercises for Ebola and other special pathogens. Presentations from the Far Southwest Virginia Healthcare Coalition and Chicago Department of Health/Chicago Healthcare System Coalition for Preparedness and Response discuss lessons learned during the coalitions'recent exercises. (Video or Multimedia) ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia:Looming Dangers for Many Liberians If Health Issues Continued to Be Politicized/Overlooked
[Observer] Center for Liberia's Future conducted an 18 month qualitative nationwide study on Ebola Survivors, Orphans, Caregivers and Stakeholders. The research findings outlined/revealed several factors that if not taking care of, just in case another outbreak of the same magnitude occurs, there will be more deaths or casualties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Responding to Global Health Security Threats
PATH. 07/2017 This three-page document outlines threats to global health security and the case for investment and action to keep Americans safe. It discusses Ebola, Zika, and pandemic flu as examples of emerging infectious diseases and pandemic threats that historically impacted other geographies but now directly endanger American health. It details recommendations for leveraging the nation's deep technical expertise in pandemic preparedness and response so the U.S. will remain a key player in handling global threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar is similar to Ebola
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University, revealed the plague could escalate in the same way as the haemorrhagic fever that decimated West Africa in 2014 and killed 11,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies  such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Charity FRAUD: Red Cross staff stole $6M donated to fight 2014 Ebola crisis - report
(Natural News) When we hear about a crisis taking place somewhere in the world, many of us feel powerless and want to help in any way we can. For many people, donating money to relief workers seems like a good way to contribute, but how can you be sure that your money is actually reaching... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning from the past, training for the future
Lessons from the Ebola outbreak suggest intensive preparation will be critical to confronting a major epidemic, according to Shawn Gibbs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/02/2017 This one-hour, four-minute webinar describes how human activities drive zoonotic disease emergence, including examples of human behaviors that promote increased contact with wildlife. It describes key elements of an ecological study of zoonotic diseases, lists effective interventions that reduce the risk of spillover of pathogens to humans from wildlife, explains how Nipah virus and Ebola emerged and why we continue to see outbreaks, and explains why wildlife surveillance is important for protecting human and livestock health. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news