Ebola

A Message From An Ebola Veteran To All Health Care Workers

In health care, we are all feeling overwhelmed right now. We are overwhelmed by the number of patients, the vast unknown about COVID-19, and the lack of appropriate equipment to do our jobs properly. Yes, right now, we don’t have the tools to...

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Remdesivir And Transfer Pricing

Gilead Sciences is conducting phase III trials to explore whether this treatment – which did not turn out to be effective against Ebola – might be effective in treating COVID-19. We all hope it will be and if it does pass phase III trials,...

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For Gilead, Its Coronavirus Treatment Is Icing On The Cake

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) created the antiviral drug Remdesivir as a possible treatment for Ebola and the Marburg virus, and it's since been found to be potentially effective in treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus....
Related topics: Nasdaq, Virus, Virology

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Deadly Beast From The Jungle: How The Ebola Outbreaks Differ From The Covid-19 Pandemic

Since the 1970s, the Ebola virus has been killing thousands of people, primarily in Africa. Despite the relatively low death toll numbers, Ebola has resulted in very high mortality rates in recent decades.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Morning Break: Drc's New Heartbreak; Pediatric Hcv Tx; 10-year Aca Lookback

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. In a March 17 report, the World Health Organization said a month had passed since the last case of Ebola was reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; the outbreak...

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China Ignores Lessons Of The Ebola Outbreak And The World Pays

There are no exact corollaries in history to the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world now. But the response to the disease known as COVID-19 does contain the echo of a mistake that exacerbated the spread of a recent, deadly epidemic. Delays...

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The Us Isn’t Using Data That Could Save People From Getting Coronavirus

While we may not have seen the novel coronavirus and Covid-19 respiratory disease before, we have certainly seen the damage infectious disease threats pose. When I led the US response in West Africa to the Ebola outbreak, I saw the cost of disease...

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Hospitals Fighting Covid-19 Have Learned From Ebola-era Mistakes

When Ebola struck in 2014, healthcare systems learned a lot about managing sick workers. But if they don’t have enough protective gear, it might not matter. Healthcare workers are under strain as Covid-19 spreads. Dozens of such people around...

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Yes, Viruses Used To Be Named After Places. Here's Why They Aren't Anymore.

The White House defended the phrase "Chinese Virus" as no different than West Nile, Zika and Ebola viruses, but experts say that practice is harmful.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, White House, West Nile Virus

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In 2015, Texas Lawmakers Rejected Effort To Upgrade State’s Disease Response

After the Ebola outbreak, a task force recommended stockpiling protective gear and expanding state powers to deal with infectious diseases. “Tinfoil hats” opposed to big government killed a bill that would have done it, its sponsor says....

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Morning Break: Ebola 'countdown'; Bias In Cancer Trials; #notme

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. It's been 3 weeks since the last Ebola case was diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and "we are now in the countdown to the end of the outbreak," said the World...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Lessons For Coronavirus? Seven Ways The Democratic Republic Of Congo Successfully Battled Ebola

Janusz Paweska Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo The last patient receiving treatment for Ebola was recently discharged from an Ebola Treatment Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). How was this battle won?  The last patient...

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Ebola Survivors Can Pass On The Virus Through Sex

Andrew L. Webb, Brayden G. Schindell, Jason Kindrachuk, Jia B. Kangbai Health, Americas Understanding how Ebola disease outbreaks are exacerbated by sexual transmission is important to stop new chains of transmission and to prevent the disease...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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"in A Context That Includes Ebola And Mers, The Covid-19 Death Rates Are Much Closer To Those...

"Compare Covid-19 with just the flu, though, and it becomes clear how different they are. The 61,099 flu-related deaths in the U.S. during the severe flu season of 2017-2018 amounted to 0.14% of the estimated 44.8 million cases of influenza-like...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Kinnos' Disinfectant Dye Gets Backing To Keep Killing Germs

Back in 2014, a trio of Columbia University students realized that doctors tackling the ebola crisis were at risk. Disinfecting their hazmat suits wasn't working properly, because it was impossible to tell if the gear had been properly cleaned....
Related topics: Germs, Medical Research

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That Chilling Coronavirus Video Graph? It Only Tells Half The Story.

A terrifying graph shows how the spread of coronavirus overtakes previous epidemics like Ebola, SARS and MERS.However, the clip is only part of a longer video – and conveniently cuts off before swine flu surpasses COVID-19.The wider context: the...
Related topics: Health Videos, Swine Flu, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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‘ebola Extra’?: 68 Percent Of Americans Nervous About Buying Corona Beer Amid Virus Outbreak

The beverage enjoyed a surge of public interest in January, with Google Trends data revealing a major jump in “corona beer virus” and “beer virus” search terms. However, that interest appears to have turned to negativity amid the poorly...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Google

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Why Bats Are Breeding Grounds For Deadly Diseases Like Ebola And Sars

Bats are the source of more dangerous viruses than any other mammal. Evolutionary tricks and fierce immune systems make them the perfect hosts.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Drug Meant For Ebola May Also Work Against Coronaviruses

Researchers who have discovered why the drug remdesivir is effective in treating the coronaviruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) expect it might also be effective for treating...
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Door-to-door Canvassing Slowed An Epidemic

Liberia was the epicenter of a high-profile Ebola outbreak in 2014-15, which led to more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa. But for all the devastation the illness caused, it could have been worse without an innovative, volunteer-based outreach...

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