Shape-shifting Ebola virus protein exploits human RNA to change shape
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) The new study shows how one of Ebola virus's key proteins, VP40, uses molecular triggers in the human cell to transform itself into different tools for different jobs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID
Drs Robert Glatter, Craig Spencer, and Syra Madad discuss lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic that the US should have learned from the Ebola crisis.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive, rapid diagnostic detects Ebola earlier than gold standard test
(Duke University) An interdisciplinary team of scientists at Duke University has developed a highly sensitive and rapid diagnostic test for Ebola virus (EBOV) infection. In monkeys infected with EBOV, this diagnostic, called the D4-assay, proved to be 1000 times more sensitive than the currently approved rapid diagnostic test for Ebola, and capable of detecting the virus a full day earlier than the gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Twenty-three travelers in Washington state being monitored for possible Ebola infection
(Natural News) Health authorities in the state of Washington are now observing 23 people for the Ebola virus. The 23 travelers are from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where there are current outbreaks of the disease. However, state health officials are reassuring Washington residents that there is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Five Lessons Learned From The U.S. Ebola Response In 2014 Could Have Bent The Curve Of Covid-19
When the history books look back at the U.S. response to the impending threat of Covid-19, one thing will be certain: foresight and planning to meet the looming threat coming to our shores was lacking, if nonexistent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Man's Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa
Researchers say a man in Africa who recovered from Ebola suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ebola Might Be a Chronic Infection - but Here's Why We Shouldn't Panic
[The Conversation Africa] Connor Bamford, Queen's University Belfast (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Getting One Vaccine Is Good. How About Mix-and-Match?
Researchers are exploring the possible benefits of pairing doses from two different Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Proteins Ebola Virus AstraZeneca PLC Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Pfizer Inc Great Britain Russia Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Advance Purchase Agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust for the Company ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (March 29, 2021) - Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company), has entered into an agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to make available up to 220 million doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine candidate to African Union’s 55 member states with delivery beginning in the third quarter of 2021. AVAT also has the potential to order an additional 180 million doses, for a combined total of up to 400 million doses through 2022. The availability of the vaccine candidate is subject to its successful appr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa
Twenty-seven people who returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being monitored. Health officials say the risk any of them have contracted the virus is low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: What Went Wrong in the DR Congo's Latest Ebola Outbreak?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- When the Democratic Republic of Congo's largest-ever outbreak of Ebola first emerged in the north-east of the country in 2018, it appeared that it would remain small and relatively isolated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Securing the Education of Kenya's Girls During Covid-19
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in many countries. Similar to other epidemics - such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa which pushed about five million children out of school in 2013 - the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the closure of schools in about 194 countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is Ebola Endemic In Humans?
The answer is "probably". (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Ebola virus may lurk in survivors for many years
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Genetics In Depth Source Type: news

Statement on the Interim SAGE Recommendation Supporting the Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
New Brunswick, NJ (March 17, 2021) – We welcome the interim recommendation by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization for the World Health Organization (WHO) supporting the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in persons aged 18 years and above. SAGE advises WHO on global vaccine and immunization policies and its recommendations for use provide guidance on the use of vaccines supplied through the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Liberia: 'We Employed Many of the Lessons We Learned Fighting Ebola in Our Covid-19 Response'
[World Bank] The West African country of Liberia has worked hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing lessons from the Ebola crisis in 2014--2016. It was one of the first countries to go into lockdown and enforce strict social distancing. It has also made good use of its mHero mobile app which connects the government directly with frontline health workers to strengthen real-time information sharing across key actors and government decision making and responsiveness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later
A genetic analysis found that the current outbreak likely started with a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, whose testes harbored dormant virus. The news has potentially serious public health implications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later
A genetic analysis found that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea likely started with a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, whose testes harbored dormant virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Likely Triggered by Survivor
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea was likely started by a person who survived a previous outbreak, researchers report. Genetic investigation suggests that the person was infected but survived West Africa's 2014-2016... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013 –2016 West African outbreak. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science Ebola Virus Genetics and Heredity Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University of Nebraska Institut Pasteur University of Edinburgh Guinea Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak: Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest...
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak
A top official at the World Health Organization said a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests that it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West Africa epidemic that ended five years ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organization
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 12, 2021– Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.Data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study showed that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was well tolerated and demonstrated a 67 percent reduction in symptomatic COVID-19 disease in participants who received the vaccine in comparison to participants give...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Conditional Marketing Authorization by European Commission
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 11, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. The CMA follows a Positive Opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).2 The CMA is valid in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU), plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstei...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces its Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Receives Positive CHMP Opinion
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 11, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a Positive Opinion to recommend the Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study showed that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was well tolerated and demonstrated a 67 percen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Endless fear merry-go-round: WHO says Ebola risk is now "very high"
(Natural News) Since people are tiring of all the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) hysteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is moving on to Ebola as the next big bogeyman for the world to fear. The United Nations (UN) body has increased the risk level of Ebola to “very high,” claiming that cases are “erupting” across Guinea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci claims mandatory Wuhan coronavirus quarantines are "justified" – but not those for Ebola
(Natural News) America’s top infectious disease doctor admitted that mandatory quarantines were unadvisable for those infected the Ebola virus. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci made the admission in a 2014 interview. But it appears that he has backtracked on this statement amid the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, with him... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO
More than 1,600 people have received Ebola virus vaccinations in Guinea where four have died in a new outbreak, but more lifesaving jabs will be needed to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Authorization under Interim Order by Health Canada For Emergency Use
March 5, 2021 - Johnson & Johnson (the Company) announced today that Health Canada has granted an Interim Order (IO) authorization for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.This decision was based on scientific evidence, including data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study that demonstrated the vaccine was 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease, and showed protection against COVID-19 related hospitalization and death, beginning 28 days after vaccination.Johnson & Johnson anticipa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. to Monitor Air Travelers From African Nations With Ebola
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Air travelers arriving in the United States from two African nations where the Ebola virus is starting to circulate will be channeled to six airports beginning this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania On High Alert Over Ebola From DRC, Guinea
[East African] Tanzania is among six African countries on high alert following an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on February 14 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a week earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Recommends First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults 18 and Older in U.S.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 28, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended the first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “For more than 130 years, Johnson & Johnson has come to the aid of people during times of crisis, and we believe ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 27, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision was based on the totality of scientific evidence, including data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study that demonstrated the vaccine was 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease across all regions studied, and showed protection agai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Unanimously Recommended for Emergency Use Authorization by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 26, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Company’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine candidate for adults 18 and older, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The vote was based on a totality of scientific evidence provided by the Company, including efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial. “We are e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Guinea: Hundreds of People Vaccinated Against Ebola
[RFI] More than 200 people in Guinea have been vaccinated against Ebola, just days after the arrival of some 11,000 doses of the Merck vaccine and just over a week since the West African country declared its first Ebola outbreak since the deadly epidemic from 2014 to 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat
As a new Ebola outbreak threatens Guinea, six neighboring countries are urgently scaling up preparation and response efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Red Cross Intensifies Response Amidst Fears of Ebola Spreading in the Region
[New Dawn] Red Cross volunteers and staff in Guinea, Liberia, C ôte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Alert On Ebola
[Daily Trust] On February 7, 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in its North Kivu Province. DRC had on November 18, 2020, declared its 11th Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Vital Ebola Vaccines Arrive After Dust Storm Delay
[RFI] Health officials are heading directly to Guinea's southeast region on Tuesday, after a special plane with 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine landed late Monday night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak
[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialists to form the core of a response team. Anja Wolz is the Ebola Emergency Coordinator overseeing MSF's response: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Why Ebola Is Back in Guinea and Why the Response Must Be Different This Time
[The Conversation Africa] New reports of Ebola in Guinea are causing anxiety given the history of the West Africa outbreak of 2014-2016. This was the largest Ebola outbreak reported to date - 28,000 cases were recorded, including 11,000 deaths. It originated in Guinea and then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The confirmed cases this time have been reported from the southeast of Guinea about 800km by road from the capital, Conakry, but only about 100km from various border points with Liberia and C ôte d'Ivoire. The concern (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'No Ebola in Liberia,' Health Minister Jallah Says
[Observer] Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, Minister of Health of Liberia, has disclosed that there is no confirmed case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country following reports earlier yesterday that a woman from neighboring Guinea was suspected of the virus in a local health facility in Monrovia. Though the Minister remains the official spokesperson whose statement about health matters is indisputable, she is speaking ahead of the disclosure of the laboratory result of the suspected case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Threat of Double Epidemic Worries Guineans As Ebola Vaccines Dispatched
[RFI] Some 11,000 vaccines for the Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend, as a new outbreak has left five people dead and almost 200 contact cases. The stark reminder of the last West African outbreak comes with added complications of the Covid-19 crisis, which is already creating new challenges for health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission to World Health Organization for Emergency Use Listing of Investigational Single-Shot Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 19, 2021– Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) announced that Janssen-Cilag International N.V. has submitted for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the investigational single-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The data package delivered today includes interim efficacy and safety results from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial. The Company’s rolling submission of clinical data to WHO is now complete.“Our filing with the World Health Organization marks another important step in our effort to combat COVID-19 and also in our u...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Christian Happi: ‘With pathogens, we need to play offence’
The scientist who helped beat Ebola in Nigeria on Africa’s success against Covid-19 — and his trailblazing plans to preempt future pandemics (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news