Papua New Guinea Battles COVID-19 and Health Workers ’ Vaccine Scepticism
Logistic and communication challenges to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine are immense in the rural and remote highlands region of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Jul 13 2021 (IPS) CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea (PNG), like many other Pacific Island countries, successfully held COVID-19 at bay last year, aided by early shutting of national borders. However, by March this year, the pandemic was surging in the most populous Pacific Island nation, and by July, it had reported 17,282 cases of the virus and 175 fatalities. PNG has a steep battle against the virus ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Education Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Papua New Guinea (PNG) vaccine hesitancy Vaccines Source Type: news

Lab trials where YOU are the guinea pig for your pills
Called an N-of-1, the aim is to give an individual result about whether a drug works for them, which is the best dose, or if there are side-effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia denies interfering in China's Pacific vaccine help
Australia has denied Chinese government and media allegations that it is interfering in the rollout of Chinese vaccine in Papua New Guinea (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Bad Are U.S. Wildfires? Even Hawaii Is Battling a Surge
PA’AUILO, Hawaii — The blaze first swept across parched fields of guinea grass. Then the flames got so close to Emma-Lei Gerrish’s house... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid live news: Luxembourg PM ‘tests positive for Covid’; UK records 14,876 new cases
Xavier Bettelin isolation after self-test result, according to reports; UK ’sdaily cases figure falls slightly from SaturdayScientist warns of spread of Delta variant across EuropeSouth Africa expected to tighten Covid rules as third wave gathers paceAustralia: NSW reports 30 new infectionsSports fans in UK warned: you will be guinea pigs at summer eventsSee all our coronavirus coverage11.31pmBSTThanks for reading. Handing over to my colleague Helen Sullivan in Australia now who will lead you through global coronavirus developments.9.49pmBSTTheGreek ministry of tourism has announced that allRussian travellers will ha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Miranda Bryant (now); Kevin Rawlinson and Maya Wolfe-Robinson (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Health Source Type: news

Covid live news: half of all adults in England under 30 now jabbed
More than 4.2 million people aged between 18 and 29 have received coronavirus vaccine in the three weeks since programme beganAustralia: NSW reports 30 new infectionsSports fans in UK warned: you will be guinea pigs at summer eventsThe Oxford vaccine: the trials and tribulations of a world-saving jabJakarta gravediggers chart Indonesia ’s Covid battleWill vaccines protect us against the Delta variant?See all our coronavirus coverage9.16amBSTAbu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has removed an option for visitors to apply for vaccines from a dedicated mobile app, although a hotline run by Abu Dhabi Healt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson Tags: World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of DOCTORS get covid-19 AFTER being vaccinated, with dozens hospitalized
(Natural News) Indonesia is seeing a new wave of hospitalizations, as hospital bed capacity reaches 90 percent. More than 350 healthcare workers have tested positive for covid-19, despite being vaccinated earlier this year. Dozens of vaccinated doctors are now hospitalized. The so-called “efficacy” of the vaccination protocol is already wearing off, putting the vaccine guinea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Worrying Signs of Covid-19 Upsurge - Could We Draw Experiences From Ebola? A Hero's Perspectives
[FrontPageAfrica] The small West African nation that became embroiled into the deadly Ebola virus disease quagmire could be at it any time soon. It is only a matter of hours to see an unimaginable death toll on the rise as we mournfully witnessed in 2014 after neighboring Guinea was hard hit cum cross-border travel descended on us from faraway Lofa County. Ebola forced us with an urge of cruelty to redefine true leadership in crisis moments. While we regret the deaths of so many Liberians as it were, our resolve to come tog (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people, WHO reports
Number of deaths far below the more than 11,300 people in West Africa who lost their lives during an outbreak of the disease in 2014-2016. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12
The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of India ’s Women Crucial to Nation’s Full Recovery
Participants in UN Women India’s Second Chance Educational and Vocational Learning Programme. Credit: UN WomenBy Susan FergusonNEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them. Just as with the first wave and as with countless disasters before them, women have taken on the heavy burden of caring for the sick and finding ways to meet their family’s basic needs. The combination of illness, unpaid care, economic slowdown, lack of access to financing for female entrepreneurs, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Susan Ferguson Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement the...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Knowledge of medicinal plants at risk as languages die out
Loss of linguistic diversity may lead to disappearance of age-old remedies unknown to science, study warnsKnowledge of medicinal plants is at risk of disappearing as human languages become extinct, a new study has warned.Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world around them. However, more than30% of the 7,400 languages on the planet are expected to disappear by the end of the century, according to the UN.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston Tags: Plants Environment Biodiversity Indigenous peoples Wildlife Conservation World news Language Science Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Life and style Papua New Guinea Asia Pacific Pacific islands Native Americans Source Type: news

New (And Very Cute) 'Chocolate Frog' Species Identified By Scientists
The little frog, Litoria mira, was found in a rainforest swamp in New Guinea. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

I had a trial Covid vaccine and now feel lost in the approvals system | Francis Beckett
Assurances that I would be looked after as a participant in the Novavax trial now sound hollowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBefore I signed up as a guinea pig for the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine last year, I asked what would happen when it was my turn to have an authorised vaccination. All would be well, said the government and the researchers: I would be looked after.This week,those assurances sound very hollow. Other people in their 70s can get a vaccine passport, but I may not be able to. And I do not know how long I am protected for.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Francis Beckett Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Health Coronavirus Infectious diseases Older people Science Society Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: GAC Audit Report Reveals How U.S.$71K Was Spent for Madagascar Covid-19 Herb
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When the controversial COVID Organic herbal oil arrived in a small box on a charter flight last May, President George Weah who himself along with a host of government officials, were present to receive the package, told reporters that the Malagasy herb was a gesture from his "friend" the President of Guinea Bissau, Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embal ó, had called him two days earlier to inform him he was sending coronavirus preventive and cure medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How clinical trials help patients with cancer
The phrase “clinical trials” may make some cancer patients nervous. Aren’t they about experimenting on human guinea pigs? Not at all, says Dr. Saulius Girnius, a hematologist oncologist with the TriHealth Cancer Institute. “‘Clinical trial’ doesn’t necessarily mean experimental treatment,” Gi rnius says. “They’re designed for the patient’s benefit. Sometimes it’s comparing two tried-and-true techniques to see which is better, like comparing a Mercedes and a BMW.” There… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Women Leading Somalia ’s Health System
This report by Oxfam states that, “the multitude of crises and rates of inflation have left the majority of families food insecure and without income, halted education and health services, and exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and the incidence of violence. Needs far exceeds the current available resources and capacity.” One of the doctors leading healthcare and currently involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Somalia is Dr. Deqo Aden Mohamed, an obstetrician-gynecologist, founder of ‘The Hagarla Institute’ and co-founder of ‘The Somali Cancer Society’. Dr. Deqo has been working ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Pover Source Type: news

– Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea –
By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, May 17 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on January 4 2021 Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) – Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken deci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Enviro Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Joins World Health Organization in Efforts to Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa
Discussions are ongoing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of the vaccine regimen in the U.S. WHO Prequalification is often a prerequisite for national registrations of new vaccines and medicines in developing countries. Johnson & Johnson now looks forward to collaborating with the WHO’s African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) to progress national registrations of the Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen. The Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen is designed to be used proactively to induce immunity against Ebola virus disease in adults and children. Johnson & Johnson’s...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

‘We are ecstatic!’: a taste of post-Covid freedom at Liverpool pilot gig
Event at Sefton Park attended by 5,000 people with no distancing or masks as part of research programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “near-normal” concert since Covid began took place in Liverpool on Sunday, with 5,000 giddy music lovers crowding into a festival tent with no masks and no social distancing.All had agreed to act as guinea pigs for scientists studying the safety of mass events as part of the government ’sEvent Research Programme. A negative Covid test was a condition of entry, with concert goers asked to take a further PCR test on Friday “s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd North of England editor Tags: Liverpool Music Festivals Culture UK news Coronavirus Music festivals Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Students Clubbing Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria on Alert Over Fresh Ebola Outbreak in Guinea
[Leadership] Abuja -- The federal government has put all Federal Teaching Hospitals in the country on alert for the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea - Conakry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seeing health ‘opportunities’ in post-pandemic Papua New Guinea: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
The global COVID-19 pandemic could provide “opportunities” to improve health care in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after the crisis is over, according to the United Nations’ most senior official in the southwestern Pacific Ocean nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathogens, Public Health, & Political Will: Why Sustained Leadership is Critical
Two decades of investments in malaria so far have saved a staggering 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. But progress plateaued by the end of 2019 with political will and funding declining. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak DasApr 23 2021 (IPS) The occasion of World Malaria Day amidst a global pandemic warrants an examination of the intersection between our decades long battle against the world’s oldest known fever and the newest known pathogen fueling a global pandemic. In our estimation, one theme is abundantly clear: effective management of COVID-19 through coherent pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak Das Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Malaria Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Surgeons to Help in Other Countries
[The Herald] Zimbabwean surgeons have been authorised to help separate conjoined twins from Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon following international endorsements of the country's processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

PNG secures first major shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from India
Papua New Guinea will receive 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine from India next week, the PNG government told Reuters, even as the world's biggest vaccine maker curbs exports. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World
Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) Girls in Asia don’t want to go back to normal – they want to go “back to better than normal”, says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender. The seminar, held this week, was organised by the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). It focused on the impact of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Twenty-three travelers in Washington state being monitored for possible Ebola infection
(Natural News) Health authorities in the state of Washington are now observing 23 people for the Ebola virus. The 23 travelers are from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where there are current outbreaks of the disease. However, state health officials are reassuring Washington residents that there is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa
Twenty-seven people who returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being monitored. Health officials say the risk any of them have contracted the virus is low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid third wave may overrun Africa's healthcare, warns WHO
Leap of 50% in cases in three months and just 7m jabs across continent ‘infecting 11 health workers an hour’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRising cases of coronavirus in Africa threaten to overrun fragile healthcare systems and test the continent ’s much-touted resilience to the disease, according to theWorld Health Organization ’s regional office for the continent.The global health body stated that infections were on the rise in at least12 countries in Africa including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Guinea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Muiruri in Nairobi Tags: Global development Africa World news Coronavirus Kenya Tanzania World Health Organization Epidemics Global health Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau Gets 12,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines
[East African] Guinea Bissau Monday received 12,000 doses of Covid-19 inoculations from a partnership between the South African telecommunications firm MTN and the African Union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australia gives COVID-19 shots to virus-hit Papua New Guinea
Australia will send COVID-19 vaccines from its own supply to neighboring Papua New Guinea and will ask AstraZeneca to send more to try to contain a concerning wave of infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Philippines Covid variant found in England – as it happened
Public Health England said variant contains number of notable mutations, including the E484K spike protein found in Manaus mutation. This blog is now closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus live news12.13amGMTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all our coronavirus news on our new blog below:Related:Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, says EU regulator11.33pmGMTAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results ba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Haroon Siddique, Jedidajah Otte,Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization World news Source Type: news

Covid outbreak has reached my hospital in Papua New Guinea. People could soon be dying in the parking lot | Glen Mola
Port Moresby General Hospital is one of the few safe places for women to give birth, but 30% of our workforce has Covid-19 and we may have to shut our doorsAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results back about two to three hours after we take the swabs, so often by the time the woman is delivering her baby it is too late to transfer her to the Covid isolation ward for the birth and staff have attended to her and been exposed to the virus, without being able to don the appropri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Glen Mola Tags: Coronavirus Papua New Guinea World news Science Source Type: news

January-February 2021 RefSeq annotations include dog, fly, rat
This January and February, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Benincasa hispida (wax gourd) Canis lupus familiaris (dog) Corvus cornix cornix (hooded crow) Crotalus tigris (tiger rattlesnake) Culex pipiens pallens (northern house mosquito) Dioscorea cayenensis subsp. rotundata (Guinea yam) Drosophila santomea (fly) Drosophila simulans (fly) Drosophila … Continue reading January-February 2021 RefSeq annotations include dog, fly, rat → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation RefSeq Source Type: news

Africa: Egypt, Guinea Conakry FMs Urge Sufficient Amount of Covid-19 Vaccines for African Countries
[Egypt Online] Egypt, Guinea Conakry FMs urge sufficient amount of Covid-19 vaccines for African countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later
A genetic analysis found that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea likely started with a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, whose testes harbored dormant virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Likely Triggered by Survivor
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea was likely started by a person who survived a previous outbreak, researchers report. Genetic investigation suggests that the person was infected but survived West Africa's 2014-2016... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013 –2016 West African outbreak. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science Ebola Virus Genetics and Heredity Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University of Nebraska Institut Pasteur University of Edinburgh Guinea Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak: Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest...
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak
A top official at the World Health Organization said a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests that it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West Africa epidemic that ended five years ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Only Small Percentage of COVID-19 Recovery Allocated to Green Initiatives
Photovoltaic panels on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Of the trillions of dollars set aside for COVID-19 recovery, a small percentage has been used in green recovery initiatives according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Credit: Kenton X. Chance/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) Last year, only $368 billion of a $14.6tn budget geared towards COVID-19 recovery measures across the world’s largest 50 countries took into account green recovery initiatives, according to a report launched yesterday, Mar. 10. “Are we building back better?” by the Global Recovery Obse...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source Type: news

Endless fear merry-go-round: WHO says Ebola risk is now "very high"
(Natural News) Since people are tiring of all the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) hysteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is moving on to Ebola as the next big bogeyman for the world to fear. The United Nations (UN) body has increased the risk level of Ebola to “very high,” claiming that cases are “erupting” across Guinea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea explosion witness says dynamite blast devastation akin to aftermath of 'an atomic bomb'
A woman who witnessed the aftermath of the explosions that rocked Equatorial Guinea has said the chaotic scenes resembled the detonation... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in explosions in Equatorial Guinea
State TV showed a huge plume of smoke rising above the site as crowds fled, with people crying out, “we don’t know what happened, but it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news