Sierra Leone: Schools Reopen As Ebola Slows Down
[Deutsche Welle] Schools have reopened in Sierra Leone after a hiatus of more than eight months due to an Ebola outbreak. The deadly epidemic killed some 3,800 people and affected more than 12,000 in the West African country.
New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.
Authors: Joseph HA, Wojno AE, Winter K, Grady-Erickson O, Hawes E, Benenson GA, Lee A, Cetron M Abstract The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa influenced how public health officials considered migration and emerging infectious diseases. Responding to the public's concerns, the US government introduced enhanced entry screening and post-arrival monitoring by public health authorities to reduce the risk of importation and domestic transmission of Ebola while continuing to allow travel from West Africa. This case study describes a new initiative, the Check and Report Ebola (CARE+) program that engaged travelers a...
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Abstract Infection prevention and control (IPC) in health care facilities is essential to protecting patients, visitors, and health care personnel from the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola virus disease (Ebola). Patients with suspected Ebola are typically referred to specialized Ebola treatment units (ETUs), which have strict isolation and IPC protocols, for testing and treatment (1,2). However, in settings where contact tracing is inadequate, Ebola patients might first seek care at general health care facilities, which often have insufficient IPC capacity (3-6). Before 2014-2016, most Ebola outbreak...
[MSF] Esther only winces slightly when a doctor on Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) vaccination team injects the Ebola vaccine called rVSV-ZEBOV into her left upper arm in Kimbangu, a community in the southwest of Beni--one of the recurring hotspots of the current Ebola epidemic in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Justi n*, her two-and-a-half year-old son, bursts into tears when he sees a new syringe being filled, and only calms down a few minutes
Source: Georgetown University. Published: 9/27/2019. This 56-minute seminar features a discussion with Ron Klain, the White House Ebola Response Coordinator for the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic, who compares and contrasts the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and response to the West African outbreak in 2014-15. This event is part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, co-sponsored by Georgetown ’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative. (Video or Multimedia)
[Nation] One of the biggest hurdles to tackling the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged DR Congo for more than a year has been lack of accurate information about the epidemic. Either due to ignorance or for fear of stigmatisation, many cases of infections have gone unreported, further fuelling the spread.
On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo ’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.