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In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

CDC details two years of Ebola response

Categories: U.S. Policy and Funding, UncategorizedMarking two years since launching the longest emergency response in its history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an account today of its work since 2014 to control Ebola in West Africa, as well as at home. In a more than 100-page supplement to its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the agency […](Read more…)

WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

WHO Bulletin article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

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Uganda Reports 1 Confirmed, 1 Probable Case Of Marburg Virus; WHO Working With Local Officials

Associated Press: Marburg hemorrhagic fever kills 1 person in Uganda “One Ugandan has died of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that, like Ebola, manifests as a viral hemorrhagic fever, Uganda’s health minister said Thursday. Tests on a 50-year-old woman who died Oct. 17 came back positive for Marburg, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters…More


Ebola Survivors Experience Eye Complications, Including Cataracts Among Youth

New York Times: Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts “…Cataracts usually afflict the old, not the young, but doctors have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. And for reasons that no one understands, some of those children have the toughest, thickest cataracts that eye surgeons have encountered, along with scarring…More


CGD Blog Post Outlines Importance Of Research, Funding To Prepare For Next Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Preparing for the Next Ebola Outbreak: Incentivizing the Right Type of Capacity Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, discusses a recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) “making the case for ‘Integrating Clinical Research into Epidemic…More


Study Examines Africa’s Susceptibility To Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreaks; West Africa Presents…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: After Ebola, West Africa must brace for more deadly fevers: study “West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said on Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives. A study in The Lancet medical journal assessed the likelihood of four viruses — Ebola, Lassa, Marburg,…More


Experimental Ebola Vaccines Provide Year-Long Antibody Responses In Liberia Trial

CIDRAP News: Liberia trial finds Ebola vaccines yield year-long immune response “A trial at the end of Liberia’s Ebola outbreak of two candidate vaccines that were furthest along in development at the time showed both posed no major safety concerns and triggered immune responses that lasted at least a year, researchers from a U.S.-Liberian clinical…More


FT Health Discusses Sleep Loss Epidemic, Features Interview With Retiring Director Of Liverpool…

FT Health: The silent epidemic of sleep loss The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the sleep loss epidemic; includes an interview with Janet Hemingway, who is retiring from her position as director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; and features a roundup of other global health-related news stories…More


U.S. Project BioShield To Add 2 Vaccines, 2 Treatments For Ebola To National Stockpile

CIDRAP News: Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to U.S. stockpile “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the first Project BioShield funding for Ebola countermeasures, which would add two vaccines and two treatments to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS): a single-dose vaccine licensed by Merck, a prime-boost vaccine regimen from…More


U.S. To Invest $170M In Completing Research On Experimental Ebola Vaccines, Drugs

Reuters: U.S. invests $170 million in late-stage Ebola vaccines, drugs “The U.S. government is investing more than $170 million to help two new vaccines against the Ebola virus and two Ebola drugs complete the steps needed for approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the…More


In Speech To African Leaders, U.S. President Trump Compliments Nigeria’s Handling Of Ebola…

The Cable: Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential “U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. Trump on Wednesday also said there’s ‘tremendous business potential’ in Africa, revealing that his wealthy friends were investing in the continent. He said…More


Sierra Leone Must Build Resilience To Future Natural Disasters, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From Ebola to mudslides, Sierra Leone learns painful disaster lessons “Experience gained taming West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say…” (Lazareva, 9/5).


Ebola Data Digital Platform Aims To Inform Health Care Providers, Prevent Outbreaks

Nature: Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks “More than 11,000 people died when Ebola tore through West Africa between 2014 and 2016, and yet clinicians still lack data that would enable them to reliably identify the disease when a person first walks into a clinic. To fill that gap and others before the…More


CGD Event Addresses Importance Of Integrating Clinical Research Into Ebola Response

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Research in the Time of Ebola: How We Can Do Better Mead Over, senior fellow, and Roxanne Oroxom, research associate, both at CGD, discuss takeaways from an event that featured a presentation of findings from a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on…More


Strengthening Global Health Security, Engaging Variety Of Stakeholders Necessary To Prepare For…

STAT: Ebola scare shows that the world is still not ready for a major disease outbreak Gabrielle Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Panorama “When cases of Ebola were detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May, local officials moved swiftly and global resources were rushed to help them. By the time the World…More


World Politics Review Speaks With NIAID Director Fauci About Ebola Outbreak Response

World Politics Review: Is the World Ready to Respond to Another Large-Scale Ebola Outbreak? WPR interviews Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH, about the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and efforts to prepare for a future outbreak, including Ebola vaccine research (7/25).


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