Liberia: Health Workers Battling Ebola Stigma

[FrontPageAfrica]Gbarnga -A stone's throw from the Leprosy Center in Suakoka, on top of a hill, sits the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit, which is managed by the International Medical Corps.
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Nathan E. Jespersen, Cedric Leyrat, Francine C. Gérard, Jean-Marie Bourhis, Danielle Blondel, Marc Jamin, Elisar BarbarAbstractThe rabies and Ebola viruses recruit the highly conserved host protein LC8 for their own reproductive success. In vivo knockouts of the LC8 recognition motif within the rabies virus phosphoprotein (RavP) result in completely non-lethal viral infections. In this work, we examine the molecular role LC8 plays in viral lethality. We show that RavP and LC8 co-localize in rabies infected cells, and tha...
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The V920 Ebola Zaire vaccine (Ervebo, Merck) protects against Ebola virus disease caused by Zaire Ebola virus in at-risk adults aged 18 years or older.International Approvals
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The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday.
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Publication date: 19–25 October 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10207Author(s): Pugazhenthan Thangaraju, Sajitha Venkatesan
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Ebola is infecting and killing people in a gold mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the "complex and dangerous" outbreak still constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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UN says deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
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Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, WHO's director-general says.
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This study aimed to evaluate how a CHW program for community treatment support and addressing socioeconomic barriers to care can impact patient outcomes in a post-conflict and post-epidemic context. METHODS: Retrospective observational study utilizing registry data from 513 TB, 447 HIV and 75 leprosy patients at three health facilities in Maryland County, Liberia. Treatment coverage and clinical outcomes for patient cohorts enrolled in the pre-intervention period (January 2015 to June 2015) and the post-intervention period (July 2015 to July 2017) are compared using logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: TB treatme...
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This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
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This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. YANGON, Myanmar ― Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka, a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal. But it was not an ordinary spot. It was the first visible sign of leprosy, a largely forgotten bacterial infection that affects tens of thousands of people every...
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