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Press Release - Three years after ebola crisis, Dr. Matsidisho Moeti's Transformation Agenda yields numerous achievements by WHO in the Africa region; sets ...
In the 41 years since ebola's discovery, the various ebolaviruses that cause the hemorrhagic fever have sparked more than 24 outbreaks and killed thousands of people.
He co-chaired a panel on lessons learned from ebola in West Africa with Dr. Peter Piot, the Belgian physician who identified the virus in the first known ebola outbreak in 1976. Few global health experts were surprised that Ali Pate was the top choice ...
She had reason to be on the defensive: During her tenure, WHO faced crushing criticism for its handling of several health emergencies, but none more than the West Africa ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people between late 2013 and early 2016.
The outbreak made world news earlier this month when first reported, no doubt fuelled by memories of the 2014 West Africa epidemic that left thousands dead.
Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph ...
Researchers have found human antibodies to cure ebola virus which has lead to the deaths of many especially across the African region.
Moeti, a South African physician, replaced Luis Gomez Sambo of Angola as WHO regional head for Africa in January 2015 after he was criticized for his lackluster leadership in handling the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The World Health ...
ebola virus A team of US-based scientists, headed by Indian American Kartic Chandran, has discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of ...
Three years ago, she worked in Liberia as CDC's on-site Dead Body Management Lead during an ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. Summers oversaw the development and execution of protocols for handling and testing ...
Some two dozen ebola virus outbreaks have occurred since 1976, when the first outbreak was documented in villages along the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). The largest outbreak in history was the 2013-16 Western ...
With a new outbreak of ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when I took up a position as a consultant physician in the largest hospital in Freetown.
There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO's recent mis-steps, especially with regard to ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly ...
There are currently 17 other suspected cases in Likati, which is in one of the most remote areas of Congo. This ebola outbreak is the eighth to hit Congo since 1976.
ATLANTA - Aimee Summers' job usually requires an explanation. Many people have no idea what "epidemiologist" means. Once it's explained, they almost always express concern.
The W.H.O. was criticized for responding too slowly to an outbreak in West Africa in 2014 that left more than 11,000 people dead, and Dr.
Cologne. Two years after the ebola epidemic claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa, a renewed outbreak of the disease has been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Although U.S. officials are yet to release the actual number of West African immigrants with temporary immigration status, Kiatamba estimates that close to 500 people will be affected by the termination.
Researchers have now identified two antibodies from the blood of a survivor in West Africa that foils ebola's hide-and-shift act.
ebola was blamed for more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. Many of the victims were from three nations: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The study adds to a growing body of knowledge about how ebola can affect the eye. The first scientifically well-covered case of Ebola's effect on the eye occurred after an American physician named Ian Crozier contracted the virus in West Africa in the ...
THE return of the ebola virus disease to the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, soon after the devastating West African ebola epidemic has raised fears about the possibility of another disaster in the making. In this piece, Dr. Terence Gibson, a ...
There's been a new outbreak of the ebola virus -- this time in Central Africa. After bringing you up to speed on the fight against it, we're spending some time with a doctor who served on the front lines of the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. The ...
The Health ministry has reactivated rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow up on travelers from or through the DRC.
These are composite scanning laser ophthalmoscope retinal images showing type 6 ebola peripapillary or peripheral lesions, observed following the anatomic distribution of the ganglion cell axon (retinal nerve fiber layer), in a case-control study of ...
In spite of the epidemic that swept West Africa from 2013 to 2015, scientists class ebola as a virus that has a relatively low infection rate.
This latest outbreak will test Congo's ailing health-care system, which ranks among most poorly equipped in the world, as well as international response mechanisms set up after an ebola epidemic swept West Africa in 2014. That outbreak, which claimed ...
The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2qktY4x ) that Congress allocated funding to hospitals following the 2014 ebola outbreak, which killed thousands of people across West Africa. Some patients, mostly health care workers, were treated at U.S. ...
For example, at the height of national concern several years ago about the ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, former President Barack Obama named a temporary "Ebola czar" to oversee the U.S. response. But report author Michael Merson, director of the ...
Hygienists wearing protective suits disinfect the toilets of the ebola treatment centre in Lokolia, Democratic Republic of Congo, on October 5, 2014.
In spite of the epidemic that swept West Africa from 2013 to 2015, scientists class ebola as a virus that has a relatively low infection rate.
An outbreak of ebola that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in 2014 illustrated the good that can be done if political will does exist.
The announcement comes after the deadly virus swept across much of West Africa in 2014 and 2015, leaving thousands dead. Many British aid agencies volunteered to help stop the spread of the virus, including nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was left ...
The last outbreak in 2014 in DRC's Boende region -- an event unrelated to the 2014 West Africa outbreak that killed thousands -- was short-lived, as a team of field epidemiologists quickly stopped the spread of the disease, limiting it to 66 cases, 49 ...
Congress allocated funding to hospitals following the 2014 ebola outbreak, which killed thousands of people across West Africa and led to some patients, mostly health care workers, being treated at U.S. hospitals. The hope was to concentrate resources ...
THE first ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said, after the virus caused three deaths in the area.
In 2013, an ebola epidemic began in West Africa that killed 11,300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and has left thousands more survivors with long-term health problems.
"We just had two major zoonotic disease outbreaks in the world: the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Zika virus.
An ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo with three people confirmed dead, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Congo has had ebola outbreaks in the past in rural areas, but the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was so devastating because it spread quickly in heavily populated urban areas.
A catastrophic ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa between 2013 and 2016; so far this new outbreak looks small and containable.
Because the West Africa region remains at risk of another ebola flare, it is critical to determine the proper dosage in adults and children before an outbreak arrives, Lane said.
When several people died suddenly late last month in Liberia after attending a funeral in the southern county of Sinoe, alarm bells sounded: Had ebola returned to West Africa? In 2014 and 2015, the largest known outbreak of the deadly disease killed ...
The vaccine, which is still experimental, was later used in West Africa to quell smaller outbreaks of ebola after West African countries were originally declared Ebola-free. If it is licensed, the vaccine would become the world's first against the ...
In return the Sierra Leonean President also expressed his gratitude to Turkey, thanking the country for its support both at the UN and other international forums during the widespread outbreak of ebola virus, which claimed thousands of lives in the ...
Through much of 2014 and into 2015, the international community witnessed an outbreak of ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa that was unprecedented in scale, severity and complexity. The toll in illness and death was severe: more than 28,000 ...
And the country's support to West Africa during the ebola outbreak was rated one of the highest when it sent over 1,200 health professionals to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, made cash and material donations which included ambulance, motorcycles and ...
The 2014 West Africa ebola outbreak was a tragedy of enormous proportions. It caused the death of over 11,000 people, while more than 28,000 cases have been reported.
When several people died suddenly late last month in Liberia after attending a funeral in the southern county of Sinoe, alarm bells sounded: Had ebola returned to West Africa? In 2014 and 2015, the largest known outbreak of the deadly disease killed ...


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     gambia
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