Uganda: Ebola - Govt Lifts Mubende, Kassanda 'Lockdown'
[Independent (Kampala)] Mubende, Uganda -- Since Mubende and Kassanda have not registered any confirmed Ebola case for over 30 days, President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the curfew and travel restrictions in the two districts that have been in place for 3 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

News at a glance: Logging ’s effects, endangered abalone, and a contract for UC postdocs
CONSERVATION Life can thrive in a partially logged forest, study finds Forest plants and animals can thrive in selectively logged areas , calling into question their designation as degraded ecosystems, a study in Malaysia has found. An international team of researchers studied differences among an intact old forest, partly logged forest areas, and sites cleared for oil palm plantations, all of them in Sabah state on northern Borneo. The scientists used data—gathered over 12 years by the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems project, one of the world’s largest ecological studies—abou...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

J & J and Merck Ebola Vaccines Produce Lasting Antibodies in Children and Adults: Studies J & J and Merck Ebola Vaccines Produce Lasting Antibodies in Children and Adults: Studies
Ebola vaccines developed by Johnson& Johnson and Merck produced virus-fighting antibodies and appear to be safe in children and adults, according to data from two studies published on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid May Spread From Corpses, Scientists Report
Family members and health care workers should take precautions, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Deaths (Fatalities) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ebola Virus Research Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Hamsters Chiba University Protective Clothing and Gear Workplace Hazards and Violations Disease Rates Funerals a Source Type: news

Africa: Prevail Part of Large Ebola Vaccine Study Conducted in West Africa That Publishes Promising Findings
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL), a joint Liberia-United States clinical research partnership, is part of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccinations (PREVAC), an international consortium that conducts research in West Africa. The PREVAC consortium (Liberia, Guinea, Mali, and Sierra Leone) includes scientists from PREVAIL, the French research organization Inserm, and from institutions in Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The conso (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine regimens safe, immunogenic in adults and children
NIH participated in international PREVAC consortium. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Museveni Lauded for Leading Covid-19 Fight, Meets Boeing Chief
[Independent (Kampala)] Washington, DC -- President Yoweri Museveni has been commended over his successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ebola outbreak in Uganda at the on-going US-Africa Leaders' Summit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Public Health Law Coming
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- Uganda's unending battles against deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, COVID-19 and Marburg are among the factors that have prompted the government to swiftly amend its 87 year-old colonial law on public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Disappearing Ebola Outbreak Challenges Vaccine Testing
[Independent (Kampala)] December 05 marked 80 days of responding to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Uganda and seven days since the last confirmed case in one of the worst hit districts called Kasanda. A total of 36 contacts were actively being followed-up in four districts, a follow-up rate of 100% in the past 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ebola Trial Candidate Vaccines Arrive in Uganda in Record 79 Days After Outbreak Declared
[WHO] The first doses of one of the three candidate vaccines against Sudan ebolavirus arrived in Uganda yesterday. These will be evaluated in a clinical trial called the Solidarity Against Ebola or Tokomeza Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We Aren ’t Paying Enough Attention to the Health Workforce
By Janet Muriuki, Senior director of health workforce development (interim) Nursing staff gather at the beginning of the day at the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Jinja, Uganda. IntraHealth ' s programs have helped increase funding for human resources for health in Uganda and add thousands of health workers to the workforce. Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International.December 09, 2022In June 2021, Dr. Lydia Kanyoro, a postgraduate student in pediatric medicine, committed suicide in her car outside the largest hospital in Kenya. She was one of so many medical staff who have suffered from depression an...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 Health workforce development Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Uganda: First Batch of Ebola Vaccines Arrives in Uganda For Clinical Trials
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Uganda has received a shipment of 1,200 Ebola vaccine doses from the World Health Organization today, writes Elias Biryambarema for Reuters. Three vaccine options - one from the University of Oxford and Serum Institute of India, another by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a third by Merck & Co Inc. will be considered for use in the clinical trial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Ebola Could Have Wiped Us All’: Slow Lockdown Haunts Uganda
The authorities hesitated to impose restrictions in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak because of residual trauma from the Covid lockdown. Ebola then spread to the capital, killing dozens of Ugandans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Uganda Ebola Virus Museveni, Yoweri Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Robert (Bobi Wine) Deaths (Fatalities) Politics and Government Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak In Uganda Is Waning, Ministry Of Health Remains Vigilant
The ongoing outbreak of Sudan Ebolavirus in Uganda is showing signs that transmission may now be under control. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola! Another Reminder Why We Must Fix Our Public Health System
[Observer] The current tripartite crisis of food insecurity, climate change, and pandemic outbreaks like Covid-19 and Ebola underscores that Uganda needs a robust and resilient public health system now more than ever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news