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End Quarantine of CA Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola

The Following is a letter I wrote to the Director of the CA Dept of Public Health, urging him to end the 21-day quarantine of CA Read More

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WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues…More

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Vin Gupta | “President Barack Obama’s call to the UN for a more urgent multinational response to the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa Read More

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End Quarantine of CA Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola

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The Following is a letter I wrote to the Director of the CA Dept of Public Health, urging him to end the 21-day quarantine of CA Read More


WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

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News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues…More


Realpolitik and global pandemics | The Lancet Global Health Blog

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Vin Gupta | “President Barack Obama’s call to the UN for a more urgent multinational response to the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa Read More


Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

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Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthDr. Paul Farmer and members of the PIH Advance Ebola Response Team meet with Liberian health care workers during a recent visit to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia. This week the London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia and assesses the severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Courage is not the absence of fear: responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

Linda Meta Mobulaa | Global Health Science & Practice |  “During the height of the Ebola epidemic, I had the unique opportunity of working at the Read More


Health infrastructure gaps drive Ebola crisis

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The picture depicts a grim scene – a derelict room in a clinic furnished by a cot and a bucket; a blood splatter on the floor. The blood, from an Ebola patient’s gastrointestinal hemorrhage , was there for days after that patient’s death, Rob Fowler said today during an IDWeek presentation. Fowler showed the picture […](Read more…)


We have ignored supply chains for essential medicines and devices, and that’s fueling the Ebola epidemic

Jason Nickerson in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan

I recently wrote of the need to understand the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of health systems. As the epidemic continues to spiral out of Read More


Doing Today’s Work Superbly Well — Treating Ebola with Current Tools — NEJM

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Doing Today’s Work Superbly Well — Treating Ebola with Current Tools — NEJM.


How anthropologists help medics fight Ebola in Guinea

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

These experts enabled front-line medical teams to get through to local people, reports Amzath Fassassi.


CDC Ebola modeling tool

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A spread sheet created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to project the trajectory of the West Africa Ebola epidemic shows the potential for the numbers of cases to decline as steeply as they have risen, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said today as he introduced the online modelling tool today. It […](Read more…)


How the aid and development industry helped cause Africa’s Ebola outbreak

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Yeah, that’s a provocative headline. No, we’re not talking about some movie thriller like Constant Gardner, in which an evil drug company does some deadly experimentation on hapless Africans. We’re talking about reality with a medical anthropologist, James Pfeiffer, about one of the root causes of the massive outbreak of Ebola now ravaging West Africa. It is


Decline in global hunger threatened by climate change and conflict

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There are 209 million fewer people who face hunger today that did in 1990. Hunger has become an issue of the past for some 100 million people in the last decade alone. This progress is exciting, but recent developments may slow down the rapid decline of hunger, warns the United Nations. In a report released


Ebola in a Stew of Fear

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Gregg Mitman provides important information about how historical perceptions linking Africa and infectious disease have influenced and are resurfacing in the modern Ebola outbreak. Ebola in a Read More


A virologist in the hot zone

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

Science/AAAS | Q & A with Virologist Heinz Feldmann, who co-developed one of the Ebola vaccine candidates and recently visited Monrovia, Liberia, to work in Read More


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