W. Africa Ebola outbreak 'out of control'
The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New $52 Million Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory to Be Constructed in Dallas County, Texas
Level 3 bio labs handle Ebola, smallpox and other deadly diseases, and may play a role in research into the human genome Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a concerted effort to improve public health laboratories and increase the growth of bioresearch. Clinical laboratories across the country are required by law to send specimens […] The post New $52 Million Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory to Be Constructed in Dallas County, Texas appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 26, 2023 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing American Rescue Plan Act anatomic pathology biosafety level 3 Source Type: news

Liberia: Tolbert Nyenswah Inducted Into the 2023 Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia's Ebola Hero (Czar), Cllr. Tolbert Nyenswah, will on Monday, May 22, 2023 be inducted into the 2023 Omega Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter in the wake of the conferral of a degree of Doctor of Public health (DrPH) from the prestigious John Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nothing Beats Bushmeat, Not Even the Risk of Disease
Freshly slaughtered bush meat is being consumed even though it may have health risks. By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, May 18 2023 (IPS) Meat from wild animals is relished across Africa and widely traded, but scientists are warning that eating bush meat is a potential health risk, especially in the wake of pandemics like COVID-19. A study at the border settlements of Kenya and Tanzania has found that while people have been aware of the risks associated with eating bushmeat, especially after the COVID-19 outbreak, they don’t worry about hunting and eating wild animals that could transmit diseases. On the contrary, the demand for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Biodiversity Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Natural Resources IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Scientists find bat protein that can slow aging and even fight Covid, heart disease and arthritis 
Bats live for around 20 years and are unharmed from pathogens deadly to humans such as Ebola and Covid. This has led scientists to investigate if their resilience can work for humans too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: African Scientists Are Working to Pool Data That Decodes Diseases - a Giant Step
[The Conversation Africa] Infectious disease outbreaks in African countries are, unfortunately, all too common. Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Uganda; Marburg virus in Guinea or Equatorial Guinea; cholera in Malawi; malaria and tuberculosis are among them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tomato Scarcity Looms, As Farmers Lose N1.3bn, 300 Hectares to 'Ebola'
[Vanguard] Abuja -- Tuta Absoluta, also known as Tomato Ebola, is currently ravaging tomato farms in parts of the country, costing as much as N1.3 billion is economic dimensions, with scarcity looming. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Allocates Over U.S.$800 00 for Construction of Marburg Isolation Centre
[Daily News] Bukoba -- THE government has allocated 2bn/- for construction of an isolation centre in Kagera Region that is expected to accommodate patients with emergency cases such as Ebola and Marburg virus disease (MVD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC asks doctors to look out for potential cases of a deadly Ebola-like disease
Doctors in the U.S. should be on the lookout for cases of Marburg virus, a rare but deadly infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an alert on Thursday. Marburg belongs to the same family as Ebola; both diseases are viral hemorrhagic fevers — conditions that can cause…#cdc #clinicians #equatorialguinea #tanzania #kagera #marburg #georgeameh #amiraroess #african #fruit (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: A Six-Year Journey - Advancing Pathogen Genomics in Africa
[Africa CDC] As the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) marks it's sixth anniversary since its launch, it presents us an excellent standpoint to reflect on the enormous growth and development that has been accomplished. At the time of Africa CDC's founding in 2017, three years ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent was battling other disease outbreaks, including Ebola virus disease, Yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever and others. At the time, the pathogen genomics program was (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Interview With Minister of Health On the Ebola Sudan Disease Experience
[Africa CDC] "When communities are empowered, they do miracles! When they understand exactly what the problem is, they educate each other, carry out surveillance, and they inform the responders in real time." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Marburg Outbreaks in Africa Raise Alarm About the Deadly Virus ’s Spread
The spread of the Ebola-like virus has claimed lives but could be a crucial chance to test a vaccine — if supplies and researchers are mobilized in time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Marburg Virus Ebola Virus Clinical Trials Research World Health Organization Africa Equatorial Guinea Tanzania your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

News at a glance: A particle ’s weighty measurement, Marburg in Africa, and a fossil called “the blob”
PARTICLE PHYSICS Particle mass dispels hint of new physics A fleeting, weighty elementary particle called the W boson has just the mass predicted by theory, physicists working with Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported this week at a conference in Italy. The finding comes from ATLAS, one of four large particle detectors fed by the LHC, and it contradicts the eyebrow-raising measurement reported last year in Science that suggested the W was heavier than predicted by physicists’ prevailing standard model . That discrepancy could have signaled that massive ne...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 30, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Sex Abuse Victims May Never Find Justice
[The New Humanitarian] London -- 'The UN has essentially created a two-tier system for survivors of sexual abuse.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Is Marburg? What You Need To Know About The Killer Ebola-Like Virus Spreading In Parts Of Africa
There are no treatments or vaccines approved for Marburg, a virus in the same family as Ebola with a fatality rate between 24% to 88%. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news