Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

BBC

Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer'

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil couRead more

VIDEO: Drinkers 'stealing hospital hand gel'

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A man who nearly died from drinking handRead more

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A woman who died on Saturday in northernRead more

Poor sleep may make you prone to colds

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

People who sleep six hours a night or leRead more

NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

NHS staff will be offered exercise classRead more

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Meningitis B vaccination for all newbornRead more

VIDEO: NHS money spent on 'treats' for patients

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Thousands of pounds from NHS "persoRead more

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The national sperm bank hopes a recruitmRead more

Learning difficulties 'over-medicated'

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

People with learning difficulties in theRead more

NHS funds spent on 'patient treats'

On September 1, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Thousands of pounds of NHS personal healRead more

NY Times

Well: When Your Sex Life Doesn’t Follow the Script

On September 1, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RACHEL HILLS

Suddenly, sex is something everyone mustRead more

Well: History Channel Host Helps His Teacher Find a Kidney

On September 1, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - GEORGE GENE GUSTINES

A series of surprising plot twists helpeRead more

California Prisons Agree to Limit Solitary Confinement

On September 1, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - IAN LOVETT

State officials agreed to a legal settleRead more

Op-Ed Contributor: Psychology Is Not in Crisis

On September 1, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - LISA FELDMAN BARRETT

Failure to replicate experiments is justRead more

Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75

On September 1, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - BRUCE WEBER

Dr. Dyer, author of the best-selling “YoRead more

Faking Doctors’ Notes to Escape Gaza War Zone

On August 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - JODI RUDOREN

Israeli permits to cross the border areRead more

Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions

On August 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ADAM LIPTAK

A federal court ruled in favor of MarchRead more

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

On August 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  -

Readers respond to articles in Science TRead more

Well: Relationships, and Sex Lives, Benefit When Men Share Child Care

On August 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RONI CARYN RABIN

Research shows that men who share in chiRead more

Well: Supplements Don’t Fight Cognitive Decline, N.I.H. Study Says

On August 31, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - RONI CARYN RABIN

Often marketed to promote brain health,Read more

The Guardian

Conflict abroad or virus outbreak at home? A Liberian aid worker’s dilemma

On August 27, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Alfred E W Davies Jr

Aid worker Alfred Davies speaks of the agonising decision of going home to fight Ebola or continuingRead more

Joy as Sierra Leone's last Ebola patient ends treatment but grief and fear remain | Lisa O'Carroll

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

Red carpet reception for woman whose release from medical centre starts countdown to Ebola-free statRead more

Ebola in Sierra Leone: after 4,000 deaths, outbreak all but over

On August 20, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley in Freetown

Teams fighting the disease in west African country say they may have seen the last cases The long-ruRead more

Sierra Leone celebrates lifting of ban on public gatherings due to Ebola

On August 10, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll in Freetown

People flock to beaches, nightclubs and restaurants of Freetown and beyond as country parties hard iRead more

Sierra Leone's ebola burial workers bear the deep mental scars of haunting deaths | Misha Hussain

On August 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Misha Hussain in Port Loko, Sierra Leone

Traumatised and stigmatised, Ebola aid workers have been left to cope alone but now help is at handRead more

Sierra Leone: foot soldiers in the struggle to overcome Ebola – in pictures

On August 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

In Sierra Leone, safe and dignified burial teams are working with diligence and compassion to contaiRead more

The Ebola vaccine we dared to dream of is here | Jeremy Farrar

On August 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jeremy Farrar

A success rate of 100% in trials is spectacular. There is no excuse for inertia on other diseases noRead more

Ebola vaccine trial results 100% successful in Guinea - video

On July 31, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

The 100% success rate of a vaccination trial against Ebola in Guinea is very promising, says the WorRead more

Ebola vaccine trial success in Guinea could end epidemic – in pictures

On July 31, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

An end to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa could be in sight after successful trials involving 4,00Read more

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

On July 31, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley Health editor

Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and controRead more

Ebola

Liberia Again To Be Declared 'Ebola Free' By WHO

On September 1, 2015  - By

On July 1, 2015 Liberian health authorities quarantined the Nedowein area where the corpse of a 17-year-old boy tested positive for Ebola, sparking ...Read more

Alexi Venice releases debut novel 'Ebola Vaccine Wars'

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In her thought provoking debut novel 'Ebola Vaccine Wars' (eBookIt.com; August 2015), Alexi Venice expertly transports the reader to a not-so-distant ...Read more

Biocontainment Unit Marks One-Year Anniversary of Ebola Treatment

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A year ago, Ebola put an international spotlight on Omaha as the word went from representing an exotic illness half-a-world away to a word reflecting ...Read more

Burundian refugee not killed by Ebola: Tanzanian gov't

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DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The government of Tanzania confirmed on Tuesday that a Burundian refugee who was thought to have died of ...Read more

Scientist find potential in old therapuetic against Ebola, anthrax

On September 1, 2015  - By

Researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in California and several collaborators recently discovered a potential use for an older therapeutic ...Read more

Visit an Ebola Hot Zone In the Virtual Reality Film 'Waves of Grace'

On September 1, 2015  - By

It's one thing to read articles and watch news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It's quite another to find yourself standing among ...Read more

Dozens quarantined after new Ebola death in Sierra Leone

On September 1, 2015  - By

The case is frustrating health officials, who just last week had celebrated the release of the last known Ebola patient from a hospital following ...Read more

Federal contract helps Durham's BioCryst work on possible Ebola treatment

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Durham drug developer BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) drew down $5.4 million from a federal contract to continue developing a drug that ...Read more

New antivirals viable PEP option in HCWs exposed to Ebola

On September 1, 2015  - By

The participants, aged 24 to 52 years, had no significant comorbid conditions and were provided direct patient care in Ebola treatment units.Read more

50 people quarantined after new Ebola death in S Leone

On September 1, 2015  - By

There had been celebratory scenes last week when the country's last known Ebola patient was released from hospital in the central city of Makeni after ...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 August 27, 2015
    Between 22 and 23 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 13 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Twelve (12) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh city. Contact tracing of household […]
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia August 26, 2015
    Between 18 and 21 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 29 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 6 deaths. Twenty-four (24) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh city.
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia August 21, 2015
    Between 13 and 17 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 19 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death. Fifteen (15) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh. Contact tracing […]
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia August 18, 2015
    Between 10 and 12 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 12 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia August 12, 2015
    Between 3 and 9 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 17 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Contact tracing of household and healthcare contacts is ongoing for these cases.