Ebola Vaccine Given Post-Infection Protects Against Death
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination with the Ebola Zaire vaccine (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP; Ervebo) was associated with a significantly lower risk of death in patients with confirmed Ebola disease, even for those vaccinated shortly after exposure to the... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 13, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: 'No Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, It's a Rumor' - Expert
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberian globally acclaimed biomedical scientist and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan has said that, "people should not panic as there is so far no valid information about an Ebola outbreak in Guinea as is being rumored in the West African sub-region in recent days." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Ebola Guinea Health and Medicine Liberia Sierra Leone West Africa Source Type: news

Inside NIH virus lab in Montana - that has eerie ties to Wuhan - where US scientists inject pigs and monkeys with EBOLA and other dangerous bio-agents
Photos and videos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show US researchers experimenting on animals (pictured) at a controversial lab in Montana where risky virus research is carried out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop the next pandemic? Stop deforestation
Clearing tropical forests isn't just dangerous to the natural world — it's also a threat to human health and wellbeing, says physician Neil Vora. Tracing how environmental devastation led to deadly epidemics like Ebola, he presents three ways deforestation unleashes disease and calls on each of us…#neilvora (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Health Practitioners From 5 African Countries Meet in Monrovia
[New Dawn] Over ninety health practitioners from five African countries are currently in Monrovia, participating in a week-long intensive and interactive brainstorming symposium of the World Health Organization (WHO's) health emergencies country readiness strengthening workshop on infection prevention and control guidelines for Ebola and Marburg disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Liberia West Africa Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Leads Very High-Risk Joint Humanitarian Mission to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza
[WHO] Editors Note: The first African Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian public health researcher and expert in immunology and infectious diseases, led the organization's response to Ebola and Covid and now, joining other African leaders, pleads for "collective efforts to bring an end to the hostilities and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Paid Sexual Abuse Victims U.S.$250 Each In DR Congo - Report
[allAfrica] Harare -- Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, the physician in charge of the World Health Organization's attempts to stop sexual abuse, went to the DR Congo in March 2023 to deal with the largest-known sex scandal in the history of the U.N. health agency: the mistreatment of more than 100 indigenous women by employees and others amid a fatal Ebola outbreak, Associated Press reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Central Africa Children and Youth Congo-Kinshasa Health and Medicine Human Rights Legal and Judicial Affairs Women and Gender Source Type: news

Documents show the WHO paid sexual abuse victims in Congo $250 each
Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization has paid $250 each to at least 104 women in Congo who say they were sexually abused or exploited by Ebola outbreak responders (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'The Situation Is Not Going Away,' Says Inspiring TB Doctor
[spotlight] Dr Juli Switala from Pretoria has treated children in Nigeria, helped fatally ill patients during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, and has delivered babies at Afghanistan's Khost Maternity Hospital against a backdrop of upheaval and violence. These were some of her duties as an infectious diseases paediatrician for humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 7, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Children and Youth Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Deforestation, Encroachment Threaten West Africa ’s One Health Plans
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – a conservation center dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting Sierra Leone’s national chimpanzee. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulFREETOWN, Nov 3 2023 (IPS) Thirty-three years ago, Bala Amerasekaran – a Sri Lankan by birth – visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since then, the West African nation has been his home, where Amerasekaran has dedicated his life to conserving the chimpanzee – Sierra Leone’s national animal. In 1995, with support from the national government, he founded Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the country’s first conservation center that rescue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Biodiversity Conservation COVID-19 Environment Featured Headlines Health Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sierra Leone Source Type: news

Africa: Bill Gates Talks Gene Drives, mRNA, and U.S.$40m in Science Funding
[allAfrica] Dakar -- Infectious diseases continue to be the major causes of deaths in Africa. The burden of existing, emerging and re-emerging diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cholera, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness, Ebola and SARS continues to grow - and once you move beyond mortality statistics, the huge s ocio-economic costs - care and treatment, hospital admissions, productivity loss, and disability reveals a heavy toll on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

The Fight Over AIDS-Relief Program PEPFAR Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences
Congress narrowly avoided—at least for now—a federal shutdown thanks to a stopgap funding bill approved on Sept. 30. But throughout the whirlwind of activity on Capitol Hill to keep the government running, the deadline passed to reauthorize a vital global health program that’s been credited over the last two decades with saving more than 25 million lives across some 50 countries. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The long-term prospects for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)—launched in 2003 by President George W. Bush and reauthorized with broad bipartisan ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mathias Hammer Tags: Uncategorized Congress Source Type: news

More people die from venomous snakebites each year than have ever died from Ebola - Willyard C.
... Venomous snakes bite about 5,000 people a year in Colombia; between 20 and 40 of those bitten die from their injuries. And although Colombia has the ability to produce and distribute antivenom--the antidote for venomous snakebites--about 20 percent of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

How NASA Got a ‘ UFO Czar ’ —And Why it Matters
The real czars may be long gone, but for decades, the White House has been doing a good job of keeping the role—or at least the honorific—alive, appointing a director to oversee a particular task or issue, and bestowing the title along with it. We’ve had the Ebola Czar, the Drug Czar, the Budget Czar, the Climate Czar, and more. Yesterday, at a press conference at NASA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, the space agency gave the old role a new look, appointing the country’s, and indeed the world’s, first-ever UFO Czar. Only NASA didn’t use either one of those terms. [time-brightcove...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news