Category «Infectious Diseases»

UN says Ebola disease outbreak is a world war

UN to scale-up Ebola response

Free Town, Sierra Leone: In the latest press briefing by the World Health Organisation, Dr Nabarro of the UN said “This Ebola disease outbreak is the largest and most complex we have ever known. Also a disease outbreak that has impact not just on people, but on the country and on the world” He further …

Ban on travellers from Ebola-affected countries

Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Pretoria – South Africa has taken the decision to impose a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola to the country, unless the travel is considered absolutely essential. Addressing media at a briefing in Pretoria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in addition, citizens of …

Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow

Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in …

Suspected Ebola patient tests negative

Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Johannesburg – The Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) say the male patient admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, has tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). On Sunday, a 37-year-old man, who arrived in the country from Liberia over a week ago, was admitted for tests …

WHO endorses experimental drugs for Ebola

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Geneva – The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll increases. A 12-member ethics panel convened by the United Nations health agency has reached “unanimous consensus” that it is ethical to treat Ebola patients with experimental drugs to counter the largest, most severe and most …