Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

VIDEO: Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Trials suggest a new gene therapy treatmRead more

Call for improved urinary catheters

On July 4, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A leading researcher says industry mustRead more

The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The drugs that protect people who have uRead more

Small tube - big problem

On July 4, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Catheter use 'needs a rethink'Read more

NHS 'lags behind other nations'

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The NHS lags behind other countries whenRead more

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Patients who miss appointments will be tRead more

VIDEO: Beauty blogger's disfigurement fight

On July 4, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A beauty blogger who was born with a facRead more

VIDEO: NHS 'should do better' on survival

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The NHS lags behind other countries on pRead more

Sniffing could provide autism test

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The way children sniff different aromasRead more

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

On July 3, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A gene therapy has stabilised and slightRead more

NY Times

World Briefing: Liberia: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim

On July 3, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RICK GLADSTONE

The World Health Organization reported FRead more

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

On July 3, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

The companies say new customers under thRead more

Effective Concussion Treatment Remains Frustratingly Elusive, Despite a Booming Industry

On July 3, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - BARRY MEIER and DANIELLE IVORY

Start-ups and doctors are in zealous purRead more

The New Old Age: More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves

On July 3, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - PAULA SPAN

It’s another rising reality for an agingRead more

National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Measles Kills Woman

On July 3, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Measles killed a Clallam County woman inRead more

White House Orders Review of Rules for Genetically Modified Crops

On July 2, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANDREW POLLACK

Critics of biotechnology have long saidRead more

A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West

On July 2, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW

Some experts worry that medical researchRead more

Observatory: Reaction to Smells May Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests

On July 2, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - SINDYA N. BHANOO

In a small study, researchers determinedRead more

Orkambi, a New Cystic Fibrosis Drug, Wins F.D.A. Approval

On July 2, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANDREW POLLACK

The drug is the second one brought to maRead more

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Limping Along

On July 2, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - LISA SANDERS, M.D.

A 2-year-old boy suddenly stops walking.Read more

The Guardian

As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat

On July 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Zanne Labuschagne for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa network

After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try toRead more

Two new Ebola cases in Liberia, seven weeks after country declared virus-free

On July 1, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Hours after Liberia reports its first Ebola death since 9 May, two more people test positive for theRead more

Liberia reports first Ebola death since country was declared free of virus

On June 30, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll and agencies

Death of 17-year-old is first in Liberia since 9 May, when WHO said country had had no new cases inRead more

Sierra Leone urged to get tough on tax to repair battered health system

On June 29, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Mark Anderson

Reducing tax breaks for mining companies and cracking down on tax evasion could generate revenues anRead more

Sierra Leone: 'needs a Marshall Plan, not a multitude of micro initiatives'

On June 25, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Rachel Banning-Lover

Where should Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola economic recovery start? Our experts offer 20 steps to gettinRead more

Sierra Leone poised to lift bar on pregnant girls being educated

On June 24, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

UN and donors optimistic that talks with Sierra Leonean government over ban introduced in 2010 are aRead more

Thousands of Guinea malaria cases go untreated amid Ebola fears

On June 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Experts say urgent action is needed to treat people with symptoms of deadly disease who have avoidedRead more

Ebola genetic code analysed to show evolution of worst ever outbreak

On June 17, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ian Sample Science editor

Reconstruction of outbreak, which has killed more that 11,000 people, found virus might have been coRead more

UK expert warns of disaster if lessons are not learned from Ebola outbreak

On June 17, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sam Jones

Donal Brown, who led the UK’s Ebola taskforce in Sierra Leone, says the outbreak revealed serious faRead more

Secret aid worker: it's one standard for local staff and another for expats

On June 16, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

How is it fair that my colleague at an NGO lay in agony for 20 days before surgery – while as an expRead more

Ebola

A practical treatment for Ebola could have saved lives in West Africa

On July 4, 2015  - By

More than 11,000 people in West Africa have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Aside from conventional supportive care, there has ...Read more

Suspected Llandudno Ebola patient is 'very unlikely' to have the disease, health chief admits

On July 4, 2015  - By

The patient being tested for the deadly Ebola virus at the Royal Liverpool Hospital after taking ill in Llandudno is “very unlikely” to have the disease, ...Read more

Liberia Faces New Ebola Outbreak After Being Declared Ebola-Free

On July 4, 2015  - By

Liberia is no longer Ebola-free. Traces of the Ebola virus were found in an autopsy of a dead teenage boy in Margibi County on Sunday, June 29.Read more

Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the ...Read more

Eating 'Dog Meat' Gave Rise To Ebola Bouncing Back In Liberia

On July 4, 2015  - By

Liberian health authorities have confirmed that recent discovering of other Ebola victims in Liberia is a result of victims eating a dead dog meat which ...Read more

Ebola scare: Patient admitted to Royal Liverpool hospital tests negative for deadly virus

On July 4, 2015  - By

The Royal was one of four UK hospitals placed on Ebola standby last year amid growing concerns the disease could reach the UK after it tore through ...Read more

Man in Llandudno suspected of having Ebola tests negative for the deadly virus

On July 4, 2015  - By

Dr Deborah Turbitt, Public Health England's Ebola national incident director, said: “Between August last year and early June, 240 individuals with ...Read more

Hero's welcome planned for President Koroma in the US

On July 4, 2015  - By

The President did not know that two years into his second term, Sierra Leone and the West African subregion would have been hit by the deadly Ebola ...Read more

Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus

On July 4, 2015  - By

KINSHASA, July 4 (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative ...Read more

Man tests negative after ebola scare in north Wales

On July 4, 2015  - By

A man who was rushed more than 60 miles to hospital after becoming ill at a seaside town in Wales has tested negative for deadly Ebola, doctors said ...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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  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea July 3, 2015
    Between 1 and 3 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 2 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, a total of 184 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 184 cases is the case that was confirmed […]
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia July 3, 2015
    Between 19 and 30 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 6 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea June 30, 2015
    Between 27 and 30 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 1 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 2 additional deaths. To date, a total of 182 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 182 cases is the […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea June 26, 2015
    Between 24 and 26 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 6 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) alongside 4 additional deaths. To date, a total of 181 MERS-CoV cases, including 31 deaths, have been reported. One of the 181 cases is the […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates June 26, 2015
    On 21 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates notified WHO of 2 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.