Expert panel on what went wrong at THR

If only the care team had talked among themselves, the crises surrounding a patient eventually diagnosed with Ebola at a Texas Health Resources hospital last year, might have been averted, a panel of experts called in to review the case has concluded. The expert panel brought in by top leaders at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to assess the Ebola virus events that began Sept. 25, 2014, after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived at the emergency department at the hospital. Quality and Safety read more
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TTP, a technology company based in Melbourn, UK, is developing a handheld PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic device that can rapidly detect influenza viruses, and one day other viruses, in samples of nasal mucus. The company claims that the s...
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In this study, we describe the titration tools elaborated to assess the titre of rVSV-ZEBOV productions.- A streamlined Median Tissue Culture Infectious Dose (TCID50) assay to determine the infectious titer of this vaccine was established.- A digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) assay to assess the total number of viral particles present in cell-free culture supernatants of rVSV productions was developed.- These assays are used to titre rVSV-ZEBOV samples and characterize the ratio of total particles to infectious units for monitoring process robustness and product quality attributes and can be used to titre samples ge...
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[WHO] "In some places they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged and fought alongside us for the survival of their people," says Dr Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World Health Organization (WHO).
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[FrontPageAfrica] Washington DC -Tolbert Nyenswah, who successfully led Liberia's National Ebola Response in 2014-2016, as the Incident Manager, joined an International panel of experts at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C, Thursday, February 13, 2020, to discuss the current Coronavirus epidemic in China, under the theme, "Battling Coronavirus: Is the World Ready?"
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[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -A Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Peace Chinedum Babalola, says Nigeria requires about $2 billion to detect, diagnose and develop drugs to fight Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fever and other epidemics in the country.
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During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported on 5 February. As the case was alerted and transferred to an Ebola Treated Centre four days after symptom onset, there remains a risk that onward transmission to contacts may have occurred, and further cases may be expected from the currently active chain of transmission. Ebola virus may also persist in some survivors ’ body fluids f...
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(Natural News) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but highly contagious disease caused by Zaire ebolavirus, or simply the Ebola virus. Due to the high fatality rate associated with EVD, the Ebola virus is considered one of the scariest human pathogens today. Despite efforts to develop treatments, there is still no cure for EVD....
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[Vanguard] Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said that the commission arrested about 500 suspected internet fraudsters within six months.
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