Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

£95m for healthcare professionals' education and training

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

A £95m package is announced to support eRead more

Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Bin collections and libraries could be aRead more

Winter pressure 'busts NHS budget'

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

A deficit of £900m has been racked up byRead more

Breast cancer diagnosed after breastfeeding problem

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

When her baby boy stopped breastfeeding,Read more

Macmillan warns of cancer 'survival gap' in Scotland

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

A cancer survival gap is growing betweenRead more

'No dignity' for disabled kids in parks

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

'We have had to lie our children on theRead more

Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Doctors say only some patients will be sRead more

Staffordshire mother says breastfed son ‘spotted cancer’

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Teddy was "very distressed" and pushed hRead more

David Baddiel on impact of dad's dementia

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

Comedian David Baddiel has made a documeRead more

Is positive thinking making us depressed?

On February 20, 2017  - Source: BBC News - Health

We should not 'sugar-coat' the negativeRead more

NY Times

Q&A: Getting the Most From Vitamins and Mineral Supplements

On February 20, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - C. CLAIBORNE RAY

The National Institutes of Health studieRead more

Personal Health: The Worst That Could Happen? Going Blind, People Say

On February 20, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - JANE E. BRODY

When eyesight fails, some people becomeRead more

The New Health Care: Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You More Fit

On February 20, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - AARON E. CARROLL

Fitbits and Apple Watches and the like mRead more

When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis

On February 20, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - WINNIE HU

Older Americans are increasingly turningRead more

As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food

On February 19, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - MIKE IVES

A ban on imported food at government funRead more

Political Memo: With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet

On February 19, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - JONATHAN MARTIN

As lawmakers hear an outcry from supportRead more

Feature: Will Obamacare Really Go Under the Knife?

On February 19, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ROBERT DRAPER

Republicans spent almost seven years wagRead more

Where the Booze Can Kill, and Putin Is Deemed a ‘Good Czar’

On February 18, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - NEIL MacFARQUHAR

In a remote city’s desperation, where atRead more

Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX

On February 18, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

The main goal of those involved in the eRead more

China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus

On February 18, 2017  - Source: NYT > Health  - CHRIS BUCKLEY

As of Friday, health officials confirmedRead more

The Guardian

Hans Rosling: 'A kind and constantly curious genius' | Ann Lindstrand

On February 10, 2017 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ann Lindstrand

Hans Rosling, who died this week aged 68 a year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, had aRead more

Ebola, war … but just two psychiatrists to deal with a nation's trauma

On January 20, 2017 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Ryan Lenora Brown in Freetown for Bhekisisa

Overwhelmed counsellors and medical staff in Sierra Leone must contend with suspicion and a collapseRead more

The Briton vying to become the world's most powerful doctor

On January 12, 2017 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

David Nabarro has called himself ‘a doer who delivers’, but what can he do to cure the World HealthRead more

Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials

On December 22, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Results from research conducted in west Africa indicate the drug will drastically reduce the severitRead more

Ebola in Sierra Leone: 'The scars still show. People are very angry'

On December 5, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Isaac Bayoh

In his latest update from Sierra Leone, Isaac Bayoh, who now works with Medici con l’Africa, looks aRead more

Ebola nurse hits out at 'blame culture' at Public Health England

On November 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Pauline Cafferkey criticises health body over botched airport screening process after fellow nurse DRead more

Ebola nurse suspended for concealing Pauline Cafferkey's temperature

On November 25, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Nursing and Midwifery Council suspends Donna Wood for two months over ‘lapse of judgment’ that couldRead more

Ebola nurse Donna Wood had unblemished record, tribunal hears

On November 24, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Wood’s actions – concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s temperature at Ebola screening – were a brief lapseRead more

Ebola nurse Donna Wood could be struck off over Cafferkey screening

On November 23, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Wood found by Nursing and Midwifery Council to have concealed temperature of fellow nurse at HeathroRead more

Nurse denies falsifying Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey's temperature

On November 17, 2016 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Donna Wood, who faces being struck off over botched screening at Heathrow, says temperature would haRead more

Ebola

Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission: New Zealand scientist

On February 20, 2017  - By

In order to avoid future outbreaks of Ebola and other viruses, it was necessary to understand the processes that lead to infection emergence as well as ...Read more

Gates warns conflicts stoke risk of global pandemic

On February 18, 2017  - By

"They're also some of the most likely places for them to begin—as we've seen with Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and with cholera in the Congo ...Read more

Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission

On February 20, 2017  - By

deforestation In order to avoid future outbreaks of Ebola and other viruses, it was necessary to understand the processes that lead to infection ...Read more

Funds for research on neglected diseases lowest in 2015

On February 20, 2017  - By

Despite cash crunch, investments in Ebola and other African viral haemorrhagic fevers shot up to touch US $ 631 million in 2015, more than what was ...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 February 10, 2017
    Between 10 January and 3 February 2017 the National International Health Regulations Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported seventeen (17) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including four (4) fatal cases. Three (3) deaths among previously reported MERS cases (case no. 1 and 2 in DON published on 26 January 2017 and case […]
  • Yellow fever – Brazil January 27, 2017
    On 24 January 2017, Brazil’s International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) provided the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with an update on the yellow fever situation. The geographical distribution of confirmed yellow fever human cases is expanding and includes, in addition to Minas Gerais State, the States of Espírito Santo and […]
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia January 26, 2017
    Between 2 and 7 January 2017 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine (9) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including two (2) fatal cases. Two (2) deaths among previously reported MERS cases (cases no. 7 and 8 in DON published on 17 January 2017) were also reported.
  • Hepatitis E – Chad January 24, 2017
    From 1 September 2016 until 13 January 2017, a total of 693 cases including 11 deaths of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) have been reported from Am Timan, Chad.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China January 18, 2017
    On 11 January 2017, the Department of Health, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus affecting a 10-year-old boy and on 12 January 2017, the Health Bureau, China, Macao SAR notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza […]