Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus


Care children denied mental health help

On April 28, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Children in care have more mental healthRead more

Worsening depression 'link to dementia'

On April 30, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Increasing symptoms of depression in oldRead more

VIDEO: Southern Health chairman resigns

On April 28, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The chairman of one of England's biggestRead more

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

On April 28, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A genetic therapy improves the vision ofRead more

'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

On April 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Scientists say they have made a leap inRead more

Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

On April 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Scientists say sleep patterns previouslyRead more

VIDEO: E-cigs 'have health benefits' says doctor

On April 28, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Smokers should be encouraged to use e-ciRead more

Scandal-hit trust patients 'at risk'

On April 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The NHS mental health trust which ran aRead more

Scandal-hit trust probed for breaches

On April 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A hospital trust that ran a unit where aRead more

Newborn babies tested for alcohol

On April 29, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Newborn babies are being tested for alcoRead more

NY Times

Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

On May 1, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JON EMONT

Funding from the Bloomberg Initiative isRead more

Opinion: Why Is American Home Birth So Dangerous?

On April 30, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - AMY TUTEUR

If women knew the risks, they might notRead more

Dole Knew About Listeria Problem at Salad Plant, F.D.A. Report Says

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - STEPHANIE STROM

Four people died and 33 became ill in aRead more

First U.S. Death Tied to Zika Is Reported in Puerto Rico

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and DANIEL VICTOR

An elderly man from Puerto Rico succumbeRead more

Ties: Seeing the Cycle of Life in My Baby Daughter’s Eyes

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - HAIDER JAVED WARRAICH, M.D.

We celebrate every moment in an infant’sRead more

Well: Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - KJ DELL’ANTONIA

The rule at the “grit” expert Angela DucRead more

Joe Biden Speaks About Faith and Curing Cancer at the Vatican

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GARDINER HARRIS

The vice president’s attendance at a VatRead more

Walt Whitman Promoted a Paleo Diet. Who Knew?

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JENNIFER SCHUESSLER

Found: a nearly 47,000-word journalisticRead more

Opinion: Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GERALD MARZORATI

I can’t promise this will prolong your lRead more

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: 1 Minute of Exercise, E-Cigarettes and Cosmetic Surgery

On April 29, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - TOBY BILANOW

Test your knowledge of this week’s healtRead more

The Guardian

Ebola leaves a painful legacy for survivors in Sierra Leone | Olivia Acland

On April 28, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Olivia Acland

Ebola survivors enduring social stigma and painful side-effects say Sierra Leone’s government has faRead more

Last hope for great apes is vaccination against the rapid onslaught of disease

On April 9, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Robin McKie

Scientists warn that wild ape populations, already devastated by poachers and habitat loss, now faceRead more

Social stigma compounds desperate poverty of Guinea's Ebola survivors | Billie Adwoa McTernan

On April 8, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Billie Adwoa McTernan in Kissidougou

Shunned by their communities and unable to work, female survivors of Ebola in Guinea face profound hRead more

We cannot learn the lessons of Ebola if we continue to undervalue local efforts | David Miliband

On April 8, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By David Miliband

Reports into the Ebola outbreak overemphasise the role of the World Health Organisation while neglecRead more

Networks of academics help turn research into action

On April 5, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By James Georgalakis

If we want sustained investment in the type of research that improves poor people’s lives, academicsRead more

New case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

On April 1, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Associated Press

World Health Organisation says woman’s death is setback in country declared free from transmissionsRead more

Police Facebook posts joking about 'Ebola meth' lead to at least one arrest

On March 28, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Associated Press

Police departments are posting that anyone who has illegal drugs should stop by the station for testRead more

Ebola deaths in Guinea prompt Liberia to close border

On March 23, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters in Monrovia

Four deaths from virus in neighbouring country have come since Liberia was given the all-clear and ‘Read more

Former UN official accuses world body of 'colossal mismanagement'

On March 19, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Anthony Banbury, who headed the UN mission on Ebola, said the UN had failed to uphold its own princiRead more

Two Ebola deaths and three suspected cases in Guinea 'flare-up'

On March 18, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Agence France-Presse in Conakry

World Health Organisation had just announced ‘milestone’ of no new infections in neighbouring SierraRead more


Defense Ministry to enhance measures against outbreak of serious infectious diseases

On May 1, 2016  - By

... of measures aimed at enhancing the country's response to possible outbreaks of Ebola or other serious infectious diseases, it was learned Sunday.Read more

Sierra Leone officials 'lost' £12m after Britain gave money to help country fight Ebola

On April 30, 2016  - By

Corrupt officials in Sierra Leone are suspected of stealing £12 million intended to fight deadly ebola while British taxpayers pumped hundreds of ...Read more

Kayla in Liberia: The Countdown Begins… Again

On April 30, 2016  - By

As we head off to what is supposed to be a 10:15 appointment with the principal investigator of the team researching the long-term effects of Ebola, I'm ...Read more

We Might Now Know Why Ebola Keeps Popping Up In West Africa

On May 1, 2016  - By

While the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has officially ended, isolated cases have appeared in Sierra Leone and Guinea earlier this year, prompting ...Read more

In London: Study of Liberia Ebola flare-up shows need for longer vigilance

On April 30, 2016  - By

Each of the three countries has experienced brief flare-ups since being declared Ebola free, including three isolated clusters of Ebola cases in Liberia.Read more

Liberia: Two Ebola patients released from ETU

On April 30, 2016  - By

The two Liberian children who got infected with the Ebola Virus Disease from their mother and were taken by health authorities for exclusive treatment ...Read more

Portable Testing Device Can Detect Ebola At Once

On May 1, 2016  - By

A new portable Ebola testing device not only produces results at once, but it is also highly accurate and may be designed for diagnosis of other ...Read more

Ebola Virus Advances In Wildfire-Like Pattern, Researchers Say

Ebola outbreaks in western Africa spread similarly to how wildfire advances, Colorado experts have discovered.

“When a fire is burning here, it ignites its neighbors. So all around a little zone we have new ignition,” Dr. Loren Cobb of the University of Colorado Denver said.

That’s similar to how the Ebola virus has moved through cities and villages in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and other countries. As the population in those nations increases, residents dig further into undeveloped forests and come into contact with animals carrying the disease. They contract the virus and then spread it, like a brush fire, to neighbors.

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Ebola patients in west Africa to be denied experimental drugs used in US

US tells Nigeria region would have to wait months for supplies because such small quantities exist, says health minister.

West African patients infected with the Ebola virus will not have access to experimental drugs being used to treat American cases of the disease for several months, if at all, Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a press conference he had asked the US health authorities about the unproven medicines used on two American doctors, but was told such small quantities existed that west Africa would have to wait for months for supplies, even if they were proved safe and effective.

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Nigeria Braces for More Ebola Cases Amid Outbreak

A bustling city tries to avoid becoming the next Ebola hotspot.

Until last week, many Nigerians largely ignored West Africa’s Ebola outbreak: It was several countries away and didn’t seem like an immediate threat. That changed after a Liberian-American named Patrick Sawyer boarded a plane in Liberia while ill with the disease, crossed four countries by air, landed in Lagos, and then collapsed at the airport.

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U.N. Calls Emergency Meeting on West Africa Ebola

Extraordinary, chaotic outbreak requires coordination from international powers, expert says.

In a demonstration of the seriousness of the spreading outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and elsewhere around the world, the U.N. began an emergency meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to study the growing crisis and coordinate world response.

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The roots of our Ebola fears

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is playing out before the world’s eyes. Each new update about the disease’s spread is breathless; each new detail is related with dramatic flourish.

“Ebola Outbreak Hits Home” reads one headline; “Ebola outbreak is ‘out of control,’ ” says another.

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Concerned about Ebola? You’re worrying about the wrong disease

Despite the terrifying headlines, almost none of us will get sick from Ebola – our fears often bear little relation to reality.

A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.

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CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola

Since it was detected in March, the number of suspected and confirmed cases attributed to Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria stands at 1,711, including 932 deaths.

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  • Salmonellosis - United States of America April 28, 2016
    On 20 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of an ongoing investigation of four multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to exposure to small turtles (with shell length
  • Lassa Fever – Germany April 27, 2016
    On 20 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for Germany informed WHO that a previously reported case of Lassa fever in Germany has fully recovered and been discharged from hospital in Frankfurt. This secondary case was an employee of the funeral home tasked with handling the primary case’s corpse on 2 March (see DON […]
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China April 26, 2016
    On 19 April 2016, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region notified WHO of a confirmed, imported case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia April 26, 2016
    Between 19 and 23 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 3 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Bahrain April 25, 2016
    On 10 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Bahrain notified WHO of a fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). This is the first case reported in Bahrain.