Sierra Leone: How Kailahun Kicked Ebola Out
[Concord] Kailahun district in eastern Sierra Leone recorded the index case of the first Ebola outbreak in the country, and was one of the hotspots in the virus, at its peak reporting more than 80 new cases per week in late June 2014. With the assistance of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners, combined with the close involvement of community leaders, the district fought bravely to beat the disease and has reported no new cases for several weeks. There is no room for complacency however. Community teams
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Authors: Winters A, Iqbal M, Benowitz I, Baumgartner J, Vora NM, Evans L, Link N, Munjal I, Ostrowsky B, Ackelsberg J, Balter S, Dentinger C, Fine AD, Harper S, Landman K, Laraque F, Layton M, Slavinski S, Weiss D, Rakeman JL, Hughes S, Varma JK, Lee EH Abstract During 2014-2016, the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history occurred in West Africa. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) worked with health care providers to prepare for persons under investigation (PUIs) for EVD in New York City. From July 1, 2014, through December 29, 2015, we classified as a PUI a person w...
Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have welcomed the news saying it allows communities to access early treatment. Courtesy: World Health Organisation (WHO)By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety ...
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