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

Equatorial Guinea to Fall Back Into Recession in 2023, IMF Says
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Govt Declares the End of Marburg Virus Disease
[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa/ Bata -- Today, Equatorial Guinea announced the end of the outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) which was confirmed on 13 February 2023 in the north-western part of the country in the province of Kie Ntem. This was the first Marburg epidemic in the country with a total of One confirmed case, nine deaths and 16 suspected cases reported from two communities in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Central Africa Equatorial Guinea Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Outbreak of deadly Marburg virus ends in Equatorial Guinea: WHO
The outbreak of Marburg virus infection in Equatorial Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization's regional office for Africa said on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health 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

CDC says US doctors should be on lookout for Marburg virus
US health officials warned that the country should brace for the potential for cases to be imported from abroad. Marburg virus has already reached a port city in Equatorial Guinea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Alerts Docs to Watch for Potential Imported Marburg Cases
(MedPage Today) -- While there have been no confirmed cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD) outside Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, clinicians and public health experts should be aware of the potential for imported cases, the CDC said. In a Health... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 7, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC warns doctors to watch for Marburg virus amid outbreaks in two African nations
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Thursday about the Marburg virus outbreak in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania. (Source: - Health)
Source: - Health - April 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Cameroon: Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea Traders Say Marburg Travel Restrictions Suffocate Trade
[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Hundreds of merchants gathered Friday in Kye Ossi, a Cameroonian town on the border with Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, to protest travel restrictions imposed since an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus. They say the restrictions are suffocating trade and violate a Central African regional agreement on the free movement of people and goods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

There's a second outbreak of Marburg virus in Africa. Climate change could be a factor
The first outbreak this year was in Equatorial Guinea, which has seen 20 deaths already. Now there are cases reported in Tanzania as well for this infectious disease with a high fatality rate.(Image credit: Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fran Kritz 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

Bird Flu Detected in Human; Pope Francis Hospitalized; Tranq Legislation Introduced
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Chile detected its first case of bird flu in a human, the country's health ministry reported. (Reuters) Equatorial Guinea confirmed a total of 13 cases of Marburg disease since... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Marburg Virus Outbreaks Highlight Link Between Health and Planet - WHO Chief
[UN News] The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the agency was working to help contain Marburg virus disease outbreaks in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, advocating for more global action to implement a UN-led "One Health" approach. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researcher Calls 1st Marburg Virus Outbreak A ‘Lab Leak,’ Here’s Why Experts Pushed Back
A researcher tweeted what he called a “fun fact” about the Marburg Virus that’s currently spreading and threatening lives in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - March 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news