Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Update on Ring Vaccination
In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), UNICEF and other partners including the Ministry of Health of Guinea, to conduct vaccination against Ebola for people at high risk of infection in affected health zones. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Kenya:WHO Declares Kenya Free of Guinea Worm
[Nation] The World Health Organization has declared Kenya Guinea worm-free, giving a ringing endorsement to the government's efforts to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine arrives in Congo amid new Ebola outbreak
Vaccine was tested in Guinea in 2015 during the outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa from 2014 to 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research, for Whom?
We presented this finding to the health minister, who praised our work and announced that the government would set up a tribal medical research centre in Gadchiroli. Eventually, though, the centre was set up in Pune (where there are no tribals) because researchers and doctors did not want to come to Gadchiroli.Disappointed, we approached the tribal leaders in the villages and requested them to put some pressure on the government to bring the centre to Gadchiroli. Their response took us unawares: “Doctor, this is your disease, not ours,” they said. “Did we ever tell you that we need help for this?” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abhay Bang Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Guinea warriors used human bones as formidable daggers
Warriors in New Guinea favored human bone daggers as objects of great prestige, and deliberately engineered them to be stronger, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protecting women and girls after the earthquake in Papua New Guinea
MENDI, Papua New Guinea– When a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the remote Southern Highlands Province on 26 February, 18-year-old Julian Ako was heavily pregnant with her third child.She and her family emerged unscathed, but their home, like many others near the earthquake ’s epicentre, was severely damaged. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

Guinea: Gearing Up for Malaria Season
On World Malaria Day, we look at an MSF project in  Kouroussa where teams are working to prevent the spread of disease and save the lives of young children most at risk.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Guinea: Gearing Up for Malaria Season
April 25, 2018Malaria is one of the leading killers of young children worldwide, even though it is both preventable and easily cured. Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 2.5 million people for malaria in 2017.Malaria tends to come in waves, seasonally, or at specific times of the year in zones where it is endemic. At any given time of year, there is a “malaria peak” somewhere in the world. We know that malaria season will come, and we know that it will cause the deaths of thousands of children. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species
(Cornell University) Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research: High risk of malaria transmission after blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa
(Burness) A new study suggests that in high transmission areas of sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria. Additional research, focusing on the blood supply of Equatorial Guinea's capital, Malabo, found slightly higher levels of latent malaria infection, most of it -- more than 89 percent -- at a level that commonly used diagnostic technology cannot detect. Both studies were presented at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference in Dakar, Senegal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Maritime security and capacity building in the Gulf of Guinea: on comprehensiveness, gaps, and security priorities - Jacobsen KL.
It is widely acknowledged that maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a highly complex phenomenon involving a variety of issues (legal deficiencies, inadequate military equipment, and challenges like corruption, political unrest and youth unemployment)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Doctor who survived Ebola visits Winnipeg to thank ZMapp scientists
A doctor who went to West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak ended up being the successful guinea pig for an experimental new treatment to fight the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Confirmed: Medical science lab used HUMANS as guinea pigs for risky experiments
(Natural News) It sounds like something you might see in a movie or on TV: A secretive, high-security 7,000-acre site in a small West Country town surrounded by warning signs houses canisters full of poisonous gases and samples of some of the deadliest viruses in the world. Far from fictional, this unsettling lab that conducts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNICEF scales up psychosocial support for Papua New Guinea ’s children after devastating quakes
Children are suffering significant trauma and stress one month after a series of major earthquakes hit Papua New Guinea, the United Nations Children ’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, warning about the possible long-term negative consequences. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms
It has been 15 months — longer than the worm ’ s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Parasites Carter Center Carter, Jimmy Hopkins, Donald R South Sudan Atlanta (Ga) Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Survivors Cry for Better Health-Care
[New Dawn] The president of the Ebola Survivors Network in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Mr. Patrick Farley says Ebola survivors in Liberia are crying for a better healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Chief Message on Guinea Worm & Carter Center Health Services
[WHO] The transcript of a message from the WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to the Carter Center: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease
[Carter Center] The world's newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country's minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has recorded zero cases of Guinea worm disease for 15 consecutive months. Because the Guinea worm life cycle is about a year, a 15-month absence of cases indicates the interruption of transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of Guinea worm disease in South Sudan ceases
Some good news: South Sudan has stopped transmission of GuineaWorm, the nation's health minister announces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pet Guinea Pigs Likely Cause of Multistate Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Pet guinea pigs are the likely cause of a salmonella outbreak that has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs May Be Giving People Salmonella, the CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued an icky warning about pet guinea pigs: they may be spreading salmonella. The CDC has identified nine people who became sick due to a strain of salmonella bacteria that can likely be traced back to contact with pet guinea pigs, according to a report from the agency. The cases affect residents of eight different states and were reported between July 2015 and December 2017. One person was hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Salmonella is a serious bacterial infection that results in gastrointestinal distress and can develop into a life-threaten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Insecticide-laced mosquito netting has become widely used in fishing, releasing toxins into aquatic environments
(Natural News) From Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, to Madagascar, the populations of developing countries are turning insecticide-laced mosquito nets into makeshift fishing nets. A new study warned that this practice could have major repercussions for the environment, reported a Mongabay article. The study was inspired by the African experiences of lead author Rebecca Short. A researcher with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snickers Ad Spoofs Asbestos in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
The back cover of the recently published 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue features a model dressed in a white asbestos abatement worker’s suit layered with a hot pink tiger-striped two-piece swimsuit. She’s wearing full makeup and a respirator mask. The back cover ad includes the title: “Goddesses of Asbestos Removal.” The unusual advertisement is the latest contribution in Snickers’ long-running “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign. It is also the most recent example of how deadly asbestos is used as a punch line in popular culture. New York advertisin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Lassa fever – Liberia
On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Di écké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, signs of recovery for Liberian healthcare system
(PLOS) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 disrupted the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. In a research article published this week in PLOS Medicine, Bradley Wagenaar, of the University of Washington, and colleagues quantify the health system output losses in Liberia during and in the immediate aftermath of the EVD outbreak, and the recovery of the health systems in the two years following. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

West African country reports death from Lassa fever
Authorities in Guinea announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades Thursday, heightening anxiety about another hemorrhagic fever in the West African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death
West African nation of Guinea reports 1st Lassa fever death in nearly 25 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2018In 2017, the nine countries of theOuagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020.Burkina Faso and Cote d ’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’san...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

East Africa:Report - EAC 'Free of Worms'
[Daily News] ALL six countries making up the East African Region have been declared free from Guinea Worm disease after 'Zero Cases' were reported in South Sudan, according to the latest study report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The use of home brew in Pacific Islands countries and territories - Nosa V, Duffy S, Singh D, Lavelio S, Amber U, Homasi-Paelate A, Alfred J.
This review examines what is known about the production and use of home brew in the Pacific Islands countries and territories. Data collection involved interviews of 78 men and women from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Toga, and Tuvalu. The interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

TB vaccine SCAM: Scientists gave 1,400 babies a new vaccine for tuberculosis despite FAILED safety trials
(Natural News) An investigation by the British Medical Journal has exposed a horrifying vaccine scam that took place in the same place that many unethical vaccine stories come from – Africa. There, babies were used as guinea pigs to test out a vaccine after the monkeys it was tested on died. According to the report,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news