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A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Egg A Day Might Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
In this study however, they didn’t assess the risk of developing diabetes, which may be because diabetes is a newer disease in the Chinese population and there is not good documentation of who has it,” Richard said. Still, she noted, “this will be very important data for helping develop dietary prevention guidelines in China.” Cardiovascular disease, which takes the lives of 17.7 million people every year, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Cardiovascular disease causes nearly a third — 31% — of all global deaths each year....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Eggs Heart Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Africa:Pursuing Universal Health Coverage and Addressing the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
[IDS] The World Health Organization (WHO) and world leaders are giving high priority to initiatives to make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Governments, international agencies, and industry must work together at national, regional and global levels, so that actions to secure people's access to effective treatment for common infections are aligned with efforts to reduce the risk of emerging AMR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes for the Record: Consultation on Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
World Health Organization. 05/17/2018 This six-page report is from a group of independent scientific experts convened on May 17, 2018, by the World Health Organization for the purpose of evaluating investigational therapeutics for Ebola virus disease (EVD) during the current outbreak. It summarizes key points from the expert panel's deliberations, and discusses several therapies, including ZMapp. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seventy-First World Health Assembly
World Health Organization. 05/10/2018 This Web page provides information and materials for the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, which takes place in Geneva on May 21-26, 2018. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Documents for the Assembly include the Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme; WHO's Work in Health Emergencies; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Progress in Implementing Decision WHA70(10) (2017) on Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. (PDF) (Source: Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Ebola Disease: Managing Infectious Hazards
World Health Organization. 05/09/2018 This 21-page document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak. It also discusses the geographic distribution of Ebola, and Ebola disease laboratory diagnosis. (Presentation Slides) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

After Fifty Long Years with Obstetric Fistula, Two Women Reclaim Their Dignity
May 21, 2018They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed —and they’re on a mission.en fran çaisThree days.That ’s how long Malado was in labor. That’s how long she was unable to give birth. She was only 16 years old, after all, and it was her first baby. Her body wasn’t ready.This was back in the 1960s in rural Mali, and there were no cars to take her from her village to a health facility —even today, it’s rare to see a car pass on these dirt roads. Finally someone helped her into a donkey-drawn cart and carried her to a c...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine deployed in Congo: What to know about the experimental approach
The World Health Organization and Merck approved using the vaccine in Congo. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘ Essential ’
Forty years after creating its “ essential medicines ” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Tests (Medical) Third World and Developing Countries Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Geneva (Switzerland) Source Type: news

The first report evaluating the post-exposure rabies prophylaxis in children exposed to animals in the Lublin Province (Eastern Poland) in 2010-2016 - a retrospective study - Krzowska-Firych J, Mazurek E, Hasiec B, Tomasiewicz K.
INTRODUCTION: Rabies continues to be one of the most important viral diseases and remains a significant threat to public health across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that most rabies cases occur in children. Dog bites on huma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ebola - WHO Working With Nigeria On Precautionary Measures At Border Points
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it was collaborating with the federal government on precautionary measures at various seaports, land borders, airports and other entry points to prevent Ebola virus from entering Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola preparedness much better now than for 2014 outbreak: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO says Ebola preparedness much better now than in 2014
GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

East Africa:Regional Leaders Agree to Set E-Health Policies in East Africa
[Citizen] Arusha -Partner states of the East African Community (EAC) that do not have a National e-Health Strategy, have been urged to invest in e-health by developing a national policy in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) tool kit by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Resistant Infections Cost People Dearly
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -People who are battling diseases that are caused by resistant bacteria or viruses are forced to incur more costs for healthcare, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tasks Nigerians On Healthy Lifestyle
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigerians to engage in regular exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

International anaesthesia standards updated with WHO in global effort to improve surgical care
(World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) This month the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) launched an update of the International Standards For A Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time as an official WHO guideline. The standards are recommended for anaesthesia professionals throughout the world and are intended to provide guidance to anaesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining quality and safety in anaesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert!...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International anesthesia standards updated with WHO in global effort to improve surgical care
(World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) This month the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) launched an update of the International Standards For A Safe Practice of Anaesthesia, co-published with World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time as an official WHO guideline. The standards are recommended for anesthesia professionals throughout the world and are intended to provide guidance to anesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining quality and safety in anesthesia. (Source: EurekAlert! - ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly
Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Raises Congo Ebola Risk to 'Very High'
[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC's Health Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN
Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to contain a flare-up in Congo. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Rep. Bass Calls For International Effort As Ebola Spreads To Major City
[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial capital of nearly one million people in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “ a strong reason to believe ” it can be controlled. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Ebola Virus Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) World Health Organization Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Ebola Congo outbreak 'high risk', but can be brought under control -WHO
GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola, but an outbreak that has already killed 25 people does not yet constitute an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'
The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

W.H.O. Decides New Ebola Outbreak is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but that it has “ a strong reason to believe ” it can be controlled. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Ebola Virus Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) World Health Organization Source Type: news

WHO Says Congo Faces'Very High' Risk From Ebola Outbreak WHO Says Congo Faces'Very High' Risk From Ebola Outbreak
Democratic Republic of Congo faces a"very high" public health risk from Ebola because the disease has been confirmed in a patient in a big city, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, raising its assessment from"high" previously.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak not yet an international emergency: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet constitute an international public health emergency and there are strong reasons to think it can be brought under control, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland, 2010-2015 - Smith E, Fitzpatrick P, Murtagh J, Lyons F, Morris S, Synnott K.
BACKGROUND: The International Spinal Cord Society and World Health Organisation recommend the collection of epidemiological data on traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). A 1-year prospective study is ongoing in Ireland. While the results of this study are a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ninth Outbreak of Ebola Confirmed
[This is Africa] The World Health Organisation is attempting to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola health risk raised to 'very high' in DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread
The World Health Organization will decide whether the disease is likely to spread internationally. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo health ministry confirms 11 new cases of Ebola
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has confirmed 11 new cases of Ebola in the northwest town of Bikoro, a health ministry spokeswoman said, widening an outbreak that the World Health Organization believes has already infected 44 people and killed 15. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Virus Moves From Rural Area to Urban One
[VOA] The World Health Organization reports one confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Mbandaka, a city of more than one million 150 kilometers from Bikoro where the outbreak started. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Spreads
[VOA] The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, raising fears of a new epidemic of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held
14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya:WHO Declares Kenya Free of Guinea Worm
[Nation] The World Health Organization has declared Kenya Guinea worm-free, giving a ringing endorsement to the government's efforts to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak
Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Hypertension - Foods, Drinks Patients Must Avoid or Watch
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says African countries have the highest prevalence of hypertension with 46 per cent of their people aged 25- years and above having the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting As Ebola Spreads
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has raised its assessment of the public health risk from Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak to "very high" at the national level, from "high" previously, it said in a statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread
The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions on Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine
World Health Organization. 05/14/2018 This Web page provides answers to eight questions about an Ebola virus disease vaccine. Questions include if now is the right time to use the candidate vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, how the candidate vaccine will be administered and who will receive it, and if participation in the vaccine is voluntary. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fears of Larger Contagion as Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “ a game changer, ” a World Health Organization official said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City, Raising Risk of Larger Contagion
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “ a game changer, ” a World Health Organization official said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Ebola virus outbreak: WHO 'crunch talks over international emergency’ - symptoms of virus
EBOLA virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a nearby city of 1.2 million people. The World Health Organization has reportedly called for an emergency meeting to discuss whether too declare an international emergency. These are the signs and symptoms of the deadly virus infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Spreads to Major City in Congo, Raising Threat of Contagion
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “ a game changer, ” a World Health Organization official said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency
The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news