Liberia: Lassa Fever On the Rise in Nimba
[Observer] 9 cases confirmed (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Four Ways to Prevent Deaths From Lassa Fever
[IPS] Abuja -Dr. Wouter, a Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in underserved areas of Sierra Leone died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cases of Lassa Fever in the Netherlands ex Sierra Leone: Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/28/2019. This nine-page report provides information about two imported cases of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone confirmed by the Dutch public health authorities in November 2019, and associated risk assessment. Both cases were Dutch healthcare workers who worked in a rural hospital in Sierra Leone. The risk level for secondary transmission among healthcare workers in the European Union/European Economic Area and Sierra Leone depends on several factors such as closeness, duration of contact, and the type of activity performed (e....
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – The Netherlands (ex –Sierra Leone)
Sierra Leone health officials, supported by WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, are responding to an outbreak of Lassa fever. On 20 November 2019, WHO was informed by The Netherlands ’ International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of one imported case of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone. The patient was a male doctor, a Dutch national who worked in a rural Masanga hospital in Tonkolili district, Northern province in Sierra Leone. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Four Ways to Prevent Deaths from Lassa Fever
Credit: S. Oka/WHO By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 27 2019 (IPS) Dr. Wouter, a Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in underserved areas of Sierra Leone died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman.  This was a very painful and avoidable death. I mourn with his family and the Dutch people over this loss. No health worker should die while trying to save lives. Sadly, every year 5,000 West Africans die from Lassa fever. Lassa fever is a viral disease of inequity and disproportionately affects poor people. There a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Lassa Fever Source Type: news

Lassa fever 'at risk' Britons sent home from Sierra Leone
UK officials says it is a precautionary measure to contain the virus, which is circulating in Sierra Leone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lassa Fever
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fatal Lassa Fever Outbreak Rages in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -No less than 158 people have died since the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria at the beginning of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt Calls for Vigilance Amid Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Observer] The Government of Liberia (GoL), through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Public Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), has called on citizens to become more vigilant against reports of an outbreak of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measuring political will: an index of commitment to disaster risk reduction - Lassa JA, Surjan A, Caballero-Anthony M, Fisher R.
The future of societal resilience depends largely on political commitment to allocate resources to manage and reduce disaster risks and vulnerabilities and build resilience. Lack of political commitment has often been cited as one of the culprits inhibitin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses
The vaccine provided protection from Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Marburg virus and Lassa virus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of epidemic prep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Liberia: Lassa Fever Outbreak Spreads to Grand Kru
[Observer] -- Health authorities say fatality rate at 36% (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: Death Toll Spikes in Nigeria Rats Borne Fever
[CAJ News] Abuja -At least 139 people have died from an escalating outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news