Uganda: Ebola Deaths Climb
[Independent (Kampala)] A multipronged international effort has begun to pull out all the stops to launch trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Uganda, which declared an outbreak of the deadly disease on 20 September. According to the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) update, Uganda had by Sept.29 had 35 confirmed cumulative cases, and 7 cumulative Ebola deaths, and 427 contacts listed for follow up. A trial of a vaccine candidate that's farthest along in development could launch before the end of next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Another monkey virus could be poised for spillover to humans
An obscure family of viruses, already endemic in wild African primates and known to cause fatal Ebola-like symptoms in some monkeys, is “poised for spillover” to humans, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research published online Sept. 30 in the journal Cell. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Kenya: Clinical Officers Say Country Ill Prepared to Tackle Ebola
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO) has decried lack of preparedness to deal with Ebola should it strike in the counties that borders the neighboring countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Seeks Ebola Funding Amid Exposure of 65 Health Workers
[VOA] Kampala, Uganda -- The World Health Organization and Ugandan authorities are seeking nearly $18 million to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the country for the next three months. The initiative comes as Uganda registers the death of the first health worker in the current Ebola outbreak and brings the total number of confirmed cases to 35, with seven deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Practitioners Wants Govt to Educate Medics on Ebola Virus Management
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) wants the government to educate medics on the Ebola Virus identification and management in the event of an outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Urges Kenyans to Minimise Border Movements After Uganda Ebola Outbreak
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health is appealing to Kenyans to minimize their movement along the Western Border following the Uganda Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Union Wants Govt to Educate Medics on Ebola Virus Management
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) wants the government to educate medics on the Ebola Virus identification and management in the event of an outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Another Monkey Virus on Verge of Infecting Humans
Researchers discover an obscure family of viruses, endemic in wild African primates and known to cause fatal Ebola-like symptoms in some monkeys, is poised for spillover to humans (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 2, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Monkeypox Virus Source Type: news

Africa: Ebola - What Are the Symptoms, How Does It Spread and Where Did It Come From?
[The Conversation Africa] Uganda health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola disease. Ebola outbreaks emerge periodically in several African countries, most notably in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Public health expert Yap Boum, who has been involved in managing Ebola outbreaks in the past, answers some key questions about Ebola's history, treatment, and how to keep safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda Races to Contain a Deadly Ebola Outbreak
The outbreak was caused by the Sudan strain of the virus, which has no approved vaccine or drug treatment. Scientists are now rushing to begin clinical trials in the coming weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Uganda Kampala (Uganda) Ebola Virus Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Sudan Museveni, Yoweri World Health Organization Source Type: news

British Obstetrician Recounts 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak - Lessons For How To Cope With Current Crisis In Uganda
Perhaps lessons can be learned on how to cope with the current Ugandan crisis from a British obstetrician ’s account of what it was like to be a doctor on the front lines of an unfolding Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in 2014 while struggling to save the lives of expectant mothers and their babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Testing trouble adds to disorder in Uganda's Ebola response
In a remote Ugandan community facing its first Ebola outbreak, testing trouble has added to the score of challenges authorities face (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Officials Investigate Suspected Ebola Case
[VOA] Nairobi -- Kenyan health officials are investigating a suspected case of Ebola in the country's west near Uganda, where an outbreak of the deadly virus has been blamed for at least 35 cases and seven deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New deadly Ebola-like virus that lives in monkeys in Africa is 'poised for spillover' into humans
US researchers are now calling for tests and wider surveillance for simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) to be developed in case it causes a global outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: 5 Steps to Stop Ebola Spreading in East Africa - A Frontline Expert Advises
[The Conversation Africa] The biggest Ebola outbreak in human history happened in West Africa from 2014 to 2015. I was on the front lines in Liberia serving as the head of case detection for the National Ebola Response team and administering critical aspects of Liberia's Ebola response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news