Zimbabwe: Ambassador Raps Daily News Fibs
[The Herald]Zimbabwe's ambassador to Senegal, who also covers Guinea Conakry, Mrs Trudy Stevenson, has written to the Daily News complaining about the paper's false story early this month claiming that a Zimbabwean, Tarisai Gombakomba, recently died of Ebola in Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: A Conversation With Dr. Fatou Mbow - What Next for Guinea?
[Ebola Deeply]Dr. Fatou Mbow is a Senegalese medical doctor and a consultant with Save the Children in Guinea, focusing on community response and covering health and education. She has previously worked as a technical advisor on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. Ebola Deeply spoke with her about the Ebola response there, and the situation on the ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Senegalese Ebola Corridor Delegation Interacts Health Minister
[Sierra Leone Government]Freetown -The visiting six-man Senegalese delegation to Sierra Leone headed by the Ebola Corridor Coordinator, General Saliou Ndiaye has reiterated their government's solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Crisis Update - 10 February 2015
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 9,100 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Outbreaks in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: 'More Than 16,000 Children Lost Parents or Caregivers to Ebola'
[Unicef]Dakar, Senegal/Geneva/New York -Some 16,600 children are registered as having lost one or both parents, or their primary caregivers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but less than 3 per cent have had to be placed outside family or community care, UNICEF said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Senegal Reopens Border With Guinea
[The Point]Senegal's Minister of Interior Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo announced on Monday that, with effect from Tuesday 27 January, the border between Senegal and Guinea Conakry, which was closed last August because of the Ebola virus, will be reopened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists Ask If Ebola Could Be Silently Immunizing Some People While Killing Others
By Kate Kelland and Emma Farge LONDON/DAKAR (Reuters) - A recent sharp drop in new Ebola infections in West Africa is prompting scientists to wonder whether the virus may be silently immunizing some people at the same time as brutally killing their neighbors. So-called "asymptomatic" Ebola cases - in which someone is exposed to the virus, develops antibodies, but doesn't get sick or suffer symptoms - are hotly disputed among scientists, with some saying their existence is little more than a pipe dream. Yet if, as some studies suggest, such cases do occur in epidemics of the deadly disease, th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senegal reopens land border with Ebola-hit Guinea
DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal reopened on Monday its land border with Guinea, the Interior Ministry said, five months after closing transport links in August to prevent the spread of the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

West Africa: #senstopebola Wins #hackagainstebola
[OSIWA]On January 14 and 15th, the Global Editors Network, OSIWA (Open Society Initiative for West Africa), the Union for Francophone Press (UPF) and Code for Africa invited 12 teams from the Senegalese media to participate in a competition on media innovation called #HackAgainstEbola, in partnership with Le Monde Afrique and sponsored by Google. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Algeria: Algeria-Senegal - Joint-Venture Agreement On Medical Consumables Inked
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -An agreement to build a joint venture for medical consumables manufacturing plant was signed Monday in Algiers by the Algerian company for medical-surgical industries (IMC) and Carrefour-medical Senegalese group (CM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Care Providers in Senegal Restrict Young Women’s Access to Modern Contraception
While there are no official eligibility requirements for obtaining modern contraceptives in Senegal, health care providers often impose their own age and marital status restrictions on women seeking family planning services. According to “Young Women’s Access to and Use of Contraceptives: The Role of Providers’ Restrictions in Urban Senegal,” by Estelle M. Sidze of the African Population and Health Research Center, et al., more than half (57%) of the public-sector providers surveyed applied age restrictions to provision of the pill and slightly fewer than half (44%) to provision of the injectable―...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Was Once Human Poop
Bottoms up. Billionaire activist Bill Gates recently put his advocacy work where his mouth is when he drank a cup of water that was once human poop. "The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle," Gates wrote in a blog post on his eponymous site. "And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe." The Microsoft co-founder has long been committed to bringing clean water to the 700 million people who lack it and this latest innovation could be key in solving the issue. Across the globe, 1 billion people still defecate in the open...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here's How Rand Paul And Other Politicians Contributed To The 'Lie Of The Year'
Remember when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested that you could get Ebola at a cocktail party? Now, Paul and several other politicians are getting called out for spreading exaggerations about Ebola: PolitiFact has just given the hyperbolic warnings the distinct honor of being the 2014 "Lie of the Year". Two people in the United States died of the disease, but politicians and pundits made several claims about the virus that were unsubstantiated by any evidence. In total, PolitiFact said that it rated 16 different claims about Ebola as "mostly false," "false," or "Pants-on-Fire." Polit...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ekeocha - Pfizer and Sterilization of African Women
[Guardian]AS I tried to catch up on the latest news on Africa, I stumbled upon the recent joint announcement of Pfizer Inc. the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to expand access to Pfizer's injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate), for women in the world's poorest countries. Some of the targeted countries named for this expansive contraception project include Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Uganda and my own country, Nigeri (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Aids Secretariat Receives Over U.S.$18 Million for PLHIV
[Daily Observer]The regional advisor, HIV/Nutrition at World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for West Africa based in Dakar, Senegal has disclosed that through the Global Fund, Round 8 (HIV), the National AIDS Secretariat of The Gambia has received a total funding of US$ 18,620,155 to accelerate access to prevention, treatment, care and support services which included nutritional assistance to PLHIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 9, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hero Doctor Vows To Continue Working After Recovering From Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — For eight weeks, Dr. Komba Songu-M'briwa worked at the understaffed Hastings Ebola Treatment Center outside Sierra Leone's capital. When he began feeling sick, he thought it might be exhaustion but on Nov. 26 he got dreadful news: He had tested positive for Ebola. Songu-M'briwa and just two other doctors, along with 77 nurses, work at the 120-bed treatment center. It was the "most difficult, most pitiful" work of his life, the 32-year-old said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his isolation room. Even so, he vowed to return to that crucial work if he recove...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senegal: Women Kill Own Babies Due to Strict Abortion Laws - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Strict abortion laws in Senegal are forcing women to seek clandestine abortions and as a last resort kill their own infants, according to a new report by human rights groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In Senegal, women kill own babies due to strict abortion laws
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Strict abortion laws in Senegal are forcing women to seek clandestine abortions and as a last resort kill their own infants, according to a new report by human rights groups. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN: More Than 16,000 People Sickened With Ebola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Sierra Leone will soon see a dramatic increase in desperately needed Ebola treatment beds, but it's still not clear who will staff them, according to the top United Nations official in the fight against the disease. Ebola has sickened more than 16,000 people of whom nearly 7,000 have died, according to figures released by the World Health Organization Friday. Sierra Leone is now bearing the brunt of the 8-month-old outbreak. In the other hard-hit countries, Liberia and Guinea, WHO says infection rates are stabilizing or declining, but in Sierra Leone, they're soaring. The country has been repor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegalese Children Getting a Healthy Start in Life
[GAVI]One year on from the pneumococcal vaccine launch Senegal introduces the rotavirus vaccine, helping counter the deadly toll of pneumonia and diarrhoea (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Crisis Update
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Cases 'No Longer Rising in Liberia, Guinea'
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is "no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone", and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, Liberia, UN health agency reports
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone”, and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ebola crisis – the Guardian briefing
The Ebola outbreak has killed about 8,800 people in west Africa, and affected the US and Spain, where people returning from the region have died and transmitted the infection to several nurses. We examine the background to the disease, its spread and its impactWest Africa has been experiencing the biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus ever known, causing thousands of deaths, devastating fragile healthcare systems and damaging the economies of countries, some of which are still recovering from civil war. At the peak of the epidemic, in autumn 2014, infections were doubling every few weeks. The World Health Organisation said t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, health editor Tags: Ebola World news Health Society Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Guinea Africa Liberia Sierra Leone Nigeria Senegal Source Type: news

U.N. Concerned Over Ebola Backlash
Anthony Banbury, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), visits a safe burial site for Ebola victims in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: UN Photo/Ari GaitanisBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 2014 (IPS)The United Nations, which is working on an emergency footing to battle the outbreak of Ebola, is worried about the potential for further isolation of the hardest-hit nations in West Africa.“It’s a psychological fear,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told IPS. “And there has been a chain reaction.”He cautioned there should ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & MDGs TerraViva United Nations Africa Cup of Nations ebola Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

'Your Blood Tested Positive for Ebola. I Am Sorry.'
This was originally published on GatesNotes.com Once in a while, you read something that's so compelling, you want to share it with everyone you can. Dr. Ada Igonoh's story had that effect on me. Dr. Igonoh is a physician in Lagos, Nigeria, where she helped care for Patrick Sawyer, the patient who introduced Ebola into Nigeria in July. After coming down with the deadly virus herself, she spent two harrowing weeks getting treatment in isolation wards. When I met her at a conference in New Orleans last week, Dr. Igonoh handed me a written account of her experience. Even knowing she was going to be okay, I couldn't stop re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal reopens air, sea borders with Ebola-hit nations: report
DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal has lifted a ban on traffic by air and sea with Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, reversing a measure in place since August to halt the spread of the disease, Senegal's APS news agency reported on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Holds Simulation Exercise On Ebola Alert
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) with its partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of the Gambia health workers in the Ebola prevention and patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Conducts Simulation Exercise to Test Ebola Preparedness
[The Point]The Gambia Red Cross Society, GRCS, with partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at the Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of Gambian health workers in Ebola prevention and the patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria, Pneumonia Going Untreated Due To Ebola Outbreak
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated because people in the countries hardest hit by the dreaded virus either cannot find an open clinic or are too afraid to go to one. Evidence of what the World Health Organization calls an "emergency within the emergency" is everywhere in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the West African countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. It can be seen in a decline in the number of kids being vaccinated for preventable diseases. It can be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Mali
On 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by Mali's Ministry of Health of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is the first EVD case in Mali. The case is a 2-year-old female who developed symptoms, presumably on 19 October 2014, while in Beuila, Guinea and then travelled across by road to Mali. On 20 October 2014, the patient was admitted to a healthcare facility in Kayes, Mali. On 21 October 2014, she was referred to the Fousseyni Daou Hospital in Kayes. On 22 October 2014, samples for EVD were taken and analysed at the Center for TB and AIDS Research in Mali. Samples came back positive...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 31, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: news

WHO quietly admits that 5% of Ebola patients incubate the virus beyond 21 days
(NaturalNews) Nearly 42 days have passed since any new cases of Ebola have turned up in the countries of Senegal and Nigeria, both in West Africa. But a recent update issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that as many as 2 percent of Ebola patients can start to show... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mark mosely on ebola
Ebola: Lesson learned for future response Ebola is a virulent virus killing well over half of the people it infects.  This Ebola outbreak is the worst we’ve seen in recent history and caught West African countries, and the many other nations who love and support (including the U.S.), off guard.  So what can we do to better prepare for future infectious disease outbreaks? A key factor in MAP International’s swift response to the outbreak in March, 2014 was the fact that we had extensive inventories of personal protection suits (PPEs) as well as appropriate medicines and supplies on hand and ready to de...
Source: PHRMA - October 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Source Type: news

Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'
MONROVIA (Reuters) - (This Oct. 28 story has been corrected in seventh paragraph to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hagel mandates 21-day Ebola quarantine for U.S. troops
More than 1,000 U.S. troops are in Liberia and Senegal supporting efforts to combat the virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African countries secured borders to stem Ebola outbreak
(NaturalNews) A number of African nations have successfully implemented proactive Ebola-containment measures that are more stringent than those currently in place in Europe and the U.S. The Associated Press (AP) reports that countries like Senegal and Nigeria, both of which had reported... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OFFICIAL: The World Health Organization Declares Senegal And Nigeria Free From Ebola
As Africa and the world grapple with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and reports of infection in Spain and the United States, international health authorities have declared two West African countries free of Ebola virus transmission. Senegal was declared free from Ebola on October 17 and Nigeria became the second West African country to be declared free from the Ebola virus this past Monday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Farai Gundan Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Threatens Food Crisis in West Africa
German aircraft arrives in Ghana to help deliver U.N. supplies for emergency Ebola response. Credit: UN Photo/UNMEERBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2014 (IPS)The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger.Dr. Shenggen Fen, director-general of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), told IPS the crisis is expected to be confined mostly to the countries directly affected by the spreading disease: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guine...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & MDGs TerraViva United Nations ebola Food prices Hunger International Food Policy Rese Source Type: news

West Africa: Neighboring Countries Shore Up Anti-Ebola Defenses
[Deutsche Welle]West African countries that have escaped the Ebola outbreak intend to stay free of it by preparing for the worst. It is a strategy that can work as events in Senegal and Nigeria have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some good Ebola news for a change: Nigeria outbreak over and other developments
Senegal also officially transmission-free, and close contacts of Thomas Eric Duncan have been released from quarantine. Two other health care workers have also recovered (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combating Ebola: India should tighten border vigil
So far, nearly 9,000 cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and the US. Though India falls in the low-risk zone, authorities need to tighten vigil further. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal: WHO Declares Senegal Free of Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared Senegal Ebola-free. The UN health agency, however, cautioned that the western African nation was still vulnerable to further imported cases of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Conspicuous Success, Senegal Is Declared Ebola-Free
Senegal’s achievement came as the virus rampaged in neighboring countries and contagion alarm continued to mount. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 17, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Senegal Ebola Virus World Health Organization Source Type: news

In Conspicuous Success, Senegal Is Declared Ebola-Free
Senegal’s achievement came as the virus rampaged in neighboring countries and contagion alarm continued to mount. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Senegal Ebola Virus World Health Organization Source Type: news

Senegal is free from Ebola, WHO says
The West African nation of Senegal is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Friday, congratulating the country on the diligence that enabled it to repel the threat. Senegal had only one case, a man who had entered the country by road f... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organization Declares Senegal Ebola-FreeWorld Health Organization Declares Senegal Ebola-Free
The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over but the country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World Health Organization declares Senegal Ebola-free
GENEVA (Reuters) - The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over but the country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission
WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. The introduced case was confirmed on 29 August in a young man who had travelled to Dakar, by road, from Guinea, where he had had direct contact with an Ebola patient. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: news

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal is over
Forty-two days have now passed since the last contact of Senegal’s single confirmed case of Ebola virus disease completed the requisite 21-day monitoring period, under medical supervision, developed no symptoms, and tested negative for the virus. WHO officially declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Administrator Announces $142 Million in Humanitarian Assistance Grants and Projects for Ebola Response in West Africa
[USAID]Monrovia, Liberia -U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced nearly $142 million in humanitarian projects and grants to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Shah made the announcement after meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia in the capital city of Monrovia. It was the first stop in a week-long trip for Shah to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal to meet with national and local officials, aid organizations, and staff involved in the international resp (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news