Ebola virus disease in Liberia

The social vulnerability indices used in climate change and natural hazards research can also be used in other contexts such as disease outbreaks, new research suggests. The study illustrates how census and household survey data, when mapped at the district level, can help highlight the locations of households and populations most vulnerable to disease outbreaks such as the Ebola virus disease.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will fund the manufacturing of Merck&Co Inc's investigational Ebola vaccine called V920, in response to the outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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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...
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In conclusion, we stress the need to acknowledge—and be responsive to—the ethical, normative framings of such marginalisation.
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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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(Natural News) With its long and devastating history, the Ebola virus is truly terrifying. Just the words “plague” or “black death” are enough to strike fear into the hearts of many. Outbreaks of the plague were common for centuries, resulting in millions of deaths. More recent outbreaks have generally been contained to distant African countries...
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Abstract The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014/2015 was by far the biggest, most prolonged, and geographically most widespread outbreak of this disease since the discovery of the Ebola virus in 1976. Although no cases of Ebola virus disease were confirmed in Germany, a number of crisis management activities were initiated.Based on a combination of local, national, and international lessons learned, literature research, and a large number of discussions among German colleagues as well as German and foreign colleagues, the experiences of selected German public health actors as well a...
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Reports that Ebola has been "cured" are greatly exaggerated. Here's what new drugs can do for those sickened in the latest outbreak -- and what they can't.
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Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry
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A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
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