Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Using the nose to inflate a balloon helpRead more

Dying care: New guidelines proposed

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

England's health watchdog puts forwRead more

GP workloads 'put patients at risk'

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Patient safety is at risk because of incRead more

Suspected Mers virus shuts A&E unit

On July 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A suspected outbreak of Middle East RespRead more

Skin cancer guidelines updated

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

New guidelines for diagnosing and treatiRead more

Living Wage 'could harm home care'

On July 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The National Living Wage could result inRead more

'I had to lose weight for treatment'

On July 27, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

People with eating disorders losing weigRead more

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declRead more

Recruiting foreign nurses 'expensive'

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

It is "distracting, frustrating andRead more

VIDEO: The 95-year-old driving instructor

On July 28, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Laura Thomas has been working as a driviRead more

NY Times

Global Health: Fight Against Tropical Diseases Is Framed as Efficient

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A consortium argued that every $1 investRead more

Praluent Looks Cheap to Those With Extreme Cholesterol

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - GINA KOLATA

About a million Americans have an inheriRead more

Well: When Cancer Triggers (or Hides) an Eating Disorder

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - SOPHIA KERCHER

Treatment can pose a daunting challengeRead more

Well: ‘Fat’ Cartoon Characters May Make Children Eat More

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RONI CARYN RABIN

“Fat” cartoon characters may lead childrRead more

Op-Ed Contributor: What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - DAVID CASARETT

Traditional health care should copy theRead more

World Briefing: South Korea: Government Declares End to MERS Outbreak

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - CHOE SANG-HUN

South Korea on Tuesday declared a de facRead more

Average Rise on Insurance Seen at 4% in California

On July 28, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT PEAR

The increase is lower than in states thaRead more

Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone

On July 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - DENISE GRADY and NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Controversy over the buying and sellingRead more

Well: Erectile Problems Tied to Diabetes

On July 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RONI CARYN RABIN

Men with erectile problems should also bRead more

Books: Review: ‘Do No Harm,’ a Neurosurgeon’s Tales

On July 27, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

In a complex and evocative memoir, the BRead more

The Guardian

I'm a doctor at the World Bank – you can trust me to help end global poverty

On July 28, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Melanie Walker

My medical background has given me the skills to prioritise, troubleshoot and use data to track outcRead more

Michael Essien: ‘José Mourinho has a big ego but in a good way’

On July 23, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Owen Gibson

The Ghanaian midfielder tips Radamel Falcao to find his best form at Chelsea under the manager’s guiRead more

Obama's visit to Kenya is like all his African policy – merely symbolic

On July 21, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Adekeye Adebajo in Cape Town

Ahead of official trip this week, Adekeye Adebajo says US president has done little to correct AmeriRead more

Lessons in global health: let poor countries run their own programmes

On July 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Emilie Filou

The recent progress report on neglected tropical diseases confirms what all development actors knowRead more

Ebola casts a shadow over maternal health in Sierra Leone | Misha Hussein

On July 17, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Misha Hussain in Komrabai Station

The loss of doctors, nurses and midwives to Ebola has pushed women back into unsafe birthing practicRead more

International Medical Corps nurse dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

On July 15, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Death of health worker hailed as ‘heroic staff member’ brings total number of Ebola deaths in SierraRead more

Guinea's president on global aid push: 'Ebola forced us to change completely'

On July 12, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Raya Jalabi in New York

After the international community pledged $3.4bn for West Africa, Alpha Condé is cautiously optimistRead more

Ebola-stricken countries appeal for $3.2bn to help rebuild after epidemic

On July 10, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Agence-France Presse at the United Nations

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, speaking on behalf of Sierra Leone and Guinea, tells UN moRead more

From The Beatles to Bieber, how pop stars have saved the world

On July 9, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Naomi Larsson

When the news broke that One Direction had launched their very own humanitarian project, we on the GRead more

WHO incapable of reacting to crises such as Ebola, says report

On July 7, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

World Health Organisation was too slow in response to west Africa outbreak, while member states alsoRead more

Ebola

Cepheid's portable DNA-reading technology joins fight against Ebola

On July 28, 2015  - By

Weighing only 2.2 pounds, the new compact medical device is designed to read DNA to aid in the diagnosis of and fight against Ebola, TB, HIV, and ...Read more

Langley played important role in Ebola fight

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Liberia's chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, was in Langley last month to provide an update on the fight against Ebola in West Africa, and to thank ...Read more

AMA Preview: The Physician “Brain Drain” from Sub-Saharan Africa to the US: Reasons ...

On July 28, 2015  - By

While this “brain drain” has been ongoing for decades, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demonstrated its highly damaging impact, as impacted ...Read more

Doctor publishes book about experience fighting Ebola

On July 28, 2015  - By

Dr. Kent Brantly, a medical mission doctor who survived Ebola while in Liberia, has published his experiences in a new gut-wrenching book.Read more

The science of cell phones and brain tumors

On July 28, 2015  - By

The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety ...Read more

Could space technology be used to better tackle disease outbreak? Mississauga doctor thinks so

On July 28, 2015  - By

Farhan Asrar, a Mississauga-based doctor, is lead author of a paper that looks at how space technology could be used to tackle the Ebola virus.Read more

Kent Brantly, Doctor Who Survived Ebola, Has Written A Book With His Wife

On July 28, 2015  - By

Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth, Texas doctor who famously survived the 2014 Ebola outbreak, is writing a book, Called For Life, about his experience, ...Read more

Ebola – Novavax's vaccine holds promises during early stage trials

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According in to Novavax Inc its scientific vaccine for Ebola has elicited considerable repellent reaction to this harmful virus during an early stage pilot ...Read more

Dr. Kent Brantly Recalls Experience of Surviving Ebola Infection in New Book, Issues Appeal for ...

On July 28, 2015  - By

American doctor Kent Brantly recalls the experience of being diagnosed with and surviving an infection associated with the Ebola virus. He and his ...Read more

Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?'

On July 28, 2015  - By

When I told people earlier this month that I was off to West Africa again to cover the Ebola outbreak, the resounding response was, "Isn't that over yet?".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) – Saudi Arabia July 24, 2015
    Between 1 and 14 July 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.
  • Meningococcal disease – Niger (update) July 23, 2015
    Between 1 January and 28 June 2015, the Ministry of Public Health of Niger notified WHO of 8,500 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis, including 573 deaths. This was the largest meningitis outbreak caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroup C in the African meningitis belt. The number of suspected cases increased very rapidly, tripling weekly between 1 […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea July 21, 2015
    Between 18 and 21 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of no additional cases of infection and no new deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 36 deaths, have been reported. One of the 186 cases […]
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China July 18, 2015
    On 16 July 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 5 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 3 deaths. Onset dates ranged from 26 May to 18 June 2015. Age of cases ranged from 58 to 77 years with a mean age […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea July 17, 2015
    Between 15 and 17 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of no additional cases of infection and no new deaths related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 36 deaths, have been reported. One of the 186 cases […]