Ebola still poses a serious threat…”Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to see 20 to 30 new Ebola cases each week.”

Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Kent Brantly July 17, 2015 Crisis often generates a tension between fear and compassion. Much of the reaction to Ebola in the United States last year was evidence of fear trumping compassion. We saw public health policy being guided by fear rather than by the best available science. We observed sufferers of... »

Ebola activity steady, back in Guinea and Sierra Leone capitals

Thursday, July 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jul 15, 2015 For the second week in a row, the Ebola outbreak region reported 30 new confirmed cases, but in a new development, transmission turned again toward two of the country capitals, Conakry and Freetown, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its weekly assessment. On the vaccine... »

Ebola returns to Liberia after nation declared free of virus

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

Samwar Fallah USA TODAY June 30, 2015 MONROVIA, Liberia — A teenager has died of Ebola in a remote Liberian village, shattering hopes the nation defeated the disease in May when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country virus- free. Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberian deputy minister for surveillance and disease control, said Tuesday that... »

Ebola: Sierra Leone, Guinea quarantine people, villages again

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Saliou Samb June 26, 2015 Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses after a woman who recently gave birth tested positive for Ebola. The woman was transferred to an emergency ward in a hospital in the capital Free Town after doctors were unable to stop her bleeding. It was... »

Ebola Could Be Back This Summer

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

James Carafano June 27, 2015 Summer is scary. Sharks attack. Hurricanes harry us. Draught and heat exhaustion claim casualties. And, last year there was Ebola. And, Ebola could be back. In 2014, the unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus that ravaged West Africa went from interesting news to outright panic when the first... »

New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS June 23, 2015 Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone’s capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of cases in the northeast of the country, where President... »

Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone Capital After Weeks of No New Cases

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

Alexandra Sifferlin June 22, 2015 Cases found in a densely populated slum Two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, about three weeks after the most recent new cases were found, underscoring the difficulty of ridding the region of the disease. “This is... »

Remember Ebola? The Virginia Department of Health Is Currently Monitoring 123 People for It

Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Paul Martin June 19th, 2015 Just FYI, health officials in Virginia are currently monitoring 123 people for Ebola, up from 103 people earlier in the week. ABC8 News is reporting that the majority of those being monitored reside in Northern Virginia; seven cases are in central Virginia. This is 123 people in just one state.... »

Four more MERS cases lift South Korea’s total to 154

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jun 16, 2015 Health officials in South Korea today announced 4 more MERS-CoV infections, along with 3 more deaths, moving the overall total to 154 infections, as a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee meets to assess new developments. Three of the four latest MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus)... »

Ebola Could Be Back

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Africa is poised for another disease outbreak and may not do any better than last time by James Jay Carafano June 16, 2015 Just about a year ago, an outbreak of the deadly disease started jumping borders. Just about everybody freaked out. Only a handful of cases made it to American shores. And,... »

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