Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending

On July 27, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets ouRead more

Newport woman 'died from untreated pill side effects'

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

A woman died from the untreated side effRead more

Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

On July 27, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsRead more

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

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

The earliest evidence of cancer in the hRead more

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

On July 27, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

A new class of antibiotics has been discRead more

Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job

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

Exercise can counter the dangers of an oRead more

Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute

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

A hospital losing £75 a minute is to cloRead more

Cheat's guide

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

Scientists say that having just an hourRead more

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'

On July 27, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, weRead more

Bore out: Londoners share their views on boredom at work

On July 27, 2016  - Source: BBC News - Health

The BBC's Laura Westbrook takes to the sRead more

NY Times

Well: Crossing Paths: A Baby and His Grandfather

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JOSEPHINE SITTENFELD and THAD RUSSELL

In a photo essay, a couple chronicles thRead more

Trilobites: Study Asks if Moon Astronauts Got Increased Heart Risks

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - STEPH YIN

With deep space exploration on the horizRead more

Well: Summer Challenge No. 6: Kids’ Choice

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - KJ DELL’ANTONIA

Let your children make the call: What doRead more

Well: To Boost Memory: Study, Wait, Then Exercise

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Exercise helps us learn — but when we exRead more

Public Health: Stem Cell Therapies Are Still Mostly Theory, Yet Clinics Are Flourishing

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GINA KOLATA

Hundreds of clinics have sprung up in thRead more

Editorial: Fraud and Other Threats to Medicare

On July 28, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Weakening Obamacare would weaken the figRead more

Teva Is Approved to Purchase Allergan’s Generics Business

On July 27, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - REUTERS

The pharmaceutical company won antitrustRead more

Well: Being Unfit May Be Almost as Bad for You as Smoking

On July 27, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Poor physical fitness may be second onlyRead more

The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Helped Scientists Discover a New Gene Tied to A.L.S.

On July 27, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - KATIE ROGERS

A social media campaign disparaged by soRead more

Well: The Hazards of Ankle Sprains

On July 27, 2016  - Source: NYT > Health  - JANE E. BRODY

The injury can result in an unstable joiRead more

The Guardian

Escalation of Ebola crisis could have been avoided, says World Bank president

On July 18, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley, health editor

Jim Yong Kim points finger at funding delay and hails launch of pandemic financing facility as opporRead more

Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery | Ryan Lenora Brown

On July 7, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ryan Lenora Brown in Kailahun

Counsellors in Sierra Leone are drawing on their experience of the country’s civil war to offer emotRead more

Mass graves beckon for Sierra Leone's homeless and destitute dead

On June 23, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Cooper Inveen in Freetown

Volunteers calling themselves the Death and Destitute Organisation bury Freetown’s unidentified bodiRead more

Pauline Cafferkey misconduct inquiry condemned by Ebola volunteer

On May 27, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Health worker who flew from Sierra Leone with nurse says investigation is wrong in face of Public HeRead more

Investing in ​​health is not​ cheap, but it is not a luxury either | Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley

On May 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley

From Ebola to obesity, all countries need a healthcare system that is resilient to crises and responRead more

World Bank launches $500m insurance fund to fight pandemics

On May 21, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Japan commits first $50 million towards facility, which will combine funding from reinsurance marketRead more

Can a new 'global alliance' rethink disaster response in cities?

On May 20, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Amy Lieberman

The deadly spread of ebola in west Africa and the prolonged earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti werRead more

Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey: I feared I'd die a horrible death – video

On May 19, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey discusses the horror of being diagnosed with Ebola not once, but twRead more

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey says she feared a 'horrible death'

On May 19, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Nadia Khomami

Scottish nurse who was admitted to the hospital three times after contracting the virus talks of herRead more

The planet's health is essential to prevent infectious disease

On May 15, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sonila Cook and Oren Ahoobim

The new field of planetary health examines the link between human health and the environment to prevRead more

Ebola

IBM fights Zika virus with big data analytics

On July 28, 2016  - By

It is not clear how much of a role technology played in fighting the spread of Ebola but any positive outcomes that come as a result of data analytics will ...Read more

Liberia hosts ECOWAS symposium

On July 29, 2016  - By

Mr. William said the Ebola Virus Disease became a serious threat to the entire region, killing people and leaving thousands others vulnerable in the ...Read more

Where do health literacy and health policy meet?

On July 29, 2016  - By

Take Nigeria for instance, during the outbreak of Ebola, because some people were not medically inclined they didn't die of the disease itself but were ...Read more

President Sirleaf Opens Two-Day Post Ebola Conference; Calls for Resilience Health System in ...

On July 28, 2016  - By

Monrovia, Liberia - : President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called for the building of resilience in the healthcare system of the ebola-affected countries in ...Read more

Global Communities Liberia Receives Golden Image Award

On July 28, 2016  - By

As a key actor in the health and sanitation sectors prior to the Ebola crisis, Global Communities was uniquely positioned to respond quickly and ...Read more

Why Aren't Americans Flipping Out About Zika? Because They Already Did Over Ebola

On July 28, 2016  - By

A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru, in an attempt to prevent Zika contamination. (Photo: Ernesto ...Read more

Sierra Leone: Chinese Ambassador Hails Deepening Political Trust Between China, Sierra Leone

On July 29, 2016  - By

On China's input in the country's post-Ebola recovery program, Zhao noted that it was China that galvanized the international support for Sierra Leone ...Read more

President Johnson-Sirleaf Calls for Regional Preparedness for Epidemic

On July 29, 2016  - By

Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called for the building of resilience in the healthcare system of the ebola-affected countries in the West ...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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  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China June 8, 2016
    On 30 May 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of one laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus.
  • Oropouche virus disease - Peru June 3, 2016
    On 2 May 2016, the Ministry of Health of Peru reported 57 cases of Oropouche fever. The majority of cases are from towns located in the northern part of the Cusco Region, which is situated in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Yellow fever – Democratic Republic of the Congo June 2, 2016
    On 22 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified WHO of cases of Yellow Fever (YF) in connection with an ongoing outbreak in Angola (see DON posted on 13 April 2016).
  • Lassa Fever – Nigeria May 27, 2016
    Between August 2015 and 17 May 2016, WHO has been notified of 273 cases of Lassa fever, including 149 deaths in Nigeria. Of these, 165 cases and 89 deaths have been confirmed through laboratory testing (CFR: 53.9%). The cases were reported from 23 states in Nigeria.
  • Haemorrhagic fever syndrome – South Sudan May 19, 2016
    Between late December 2015 and early May 2016, the National IHR Focal of South Sudan notified WHO of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever syndrome.