Epidemics

First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 51 mins ago - 4 reports

UN: H5N6 Avian Flu Strain 'Particularly Worrisome' As It Sweeps Southeast Asia

Even as the worst Ebola outbreak in world history continues to ravage West Africa, the United Nations has raised alarm about a new strain of avian influenza virus in Southeast Asia. The bird flu variety, known as A(H5N6), causes a high death rate in the ... [Published International Business Times - 51 mins ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 8 reports

As many as 1.4 million could be infected with Ebola by January, CDC warns

A pregnant woman suspected of contracting Ebola is lifted by stretcher into an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: HANDOUT/REUTERSAs many as 1.4 million people could be infected with Ebola by mid-January 2015 if efforts to quarantine the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 7 reports

Genocea Biosciences Announces $1.2 Million Grant For Malaria Vaccine Discovery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing T cell-directed vaccines and immunotherapies, today announced the receipt of a $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda ... [Published BioSpace - 54 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

Dy CM Rajappa calls on dengue patients at GGH

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa today visited government general hospital and enquired the condition of the Dengue patients being treated at the special ward.He told media persons that the Dengue fever patients belonged to ... [Published NetIndia123.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Greater Than AIDS and HRC Partner to “Bring HIV Out of the Closet”

Post Submitted by Tina Hoff, Senior Vice President and Director, Health Communications and Media Partnerships, Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationWhen the first case of what would become known as HIV/AIDS was diagnosed more than 30 years ago, it was branded ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - 1 hour ago]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Gay, Infectious
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 22 reports

WHO warns Ebola cases could reach 20,000 by Nov.

by AFPSeptember 23, 2014 Share this:Geneva — The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday.SPANISH VICTIM ... [Published Manila Bulletin - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

Zuma announces new Sars Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thomas Swabihi Moyane as the new commissioner of the South African Revenue Service, replacing Ivan Pillay.Source:http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-23-zuma-announces-new-sars-commissoner/ ... [Published AA South Africa - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 22 reports

WHO: 20,000 could contract Ebola in 9 months

TODAY|   September 23, 2014The World Health Organization predicts the Ebola virus could infect 20,000 people over the next nine months unless patients are isolated.Share This ... [Published NBCNews.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 15 reports

Ebola cases can exceed 20,000 within five to six weeks

Cases of the deadly Ebola virus could exceed 20,000 within five to six weeks if measures to control the epidemic are not immediately strengthened, leading experts said in an article published Tuesday. Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone were, in ... [Published Individual.com - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 18 reports

Doctors urging everyone to get vaccines earlier

HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - These are the symptoms no one wants."Fever, stomach ache, sore throat and achiness," said Alisha Armstrong, Nurse Practitioner, P.M. Pediatrics.Doctors say the way to avoid those symptoms is by getting vaccinate for the f ... [Published 3 WRCB-TV - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 20 reports

New effort to fight Ebola in Liberia would move infected patients out of their homes

MONROVIA, Liberia - Looking for a new approach to blunt the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, the Liberian government, the World Health Organization and their nonprofit partners here are launching an ambitious but controversial program to move infected ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Liberia, Ebola, Infectious
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 19 reports

How Can Men Help Stop The Spread of HIV to Infants and Children?

The past fifteen years have shown major improvements in ending the AIDS epidemic globally: the number of people newly infected by HIV has declined by 38 percent since 2001 and AIDS related deaths have fallen by 35 percent since 2005 .However, these promising ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 22 2014]

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...in multiple places in poultry, yet we only have one human infection reported," World Health Organization epidemiologist Elizabeth Mumford said. "This suggests that the virus does not easily jump from animals to humans. Of course, we still need to remain vigilant, because prevalence in poultry and therefore human exposure could increase during the winter."
...of containment methods: The traditional method of tracing patient contacts with others can't keep up with the Ebola epidemic, according to Vox. "Consider this: the WHO estimates that every person in this region has at least ten contacts. Liberia already has over 3,000 cases of Ebola. That would be 30,000 potential contacts to follow-up. Imagine, if by the year's end, we see nearly 300,000 cases" the article states
...that nothing will change in the current outbreak response," said Dr Armand Sprecher, an infectious diseases specialist at Doctors Without Borders. "Ebola outbreaks usually end when people stop touching the sick. The outbreak is not going to end tomorrow but there are things we can do to reduce the case count."
Who will protest, and how? How many people are going to stand up and say, "Yes: I've had a sexual health problem, and I was treated with courtesy, respect and compassion in an NHS service which I do not wish to see destroyed" ? I suppose not many A certain circumspection comes with the territory of the speciality we're in...

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SIERRA LEONE: WHO hails Ebola lockdown a success [Published Voxafrica - 50 mins ago]
UN: H5N6 Avian Flu Strain 'Particularly Worriso... [Published International Business Times - 51 mins ago]
Genocea Biosciences Announces $1.2 Million Gran... [Published BioSpace - 54 mins ago]
Dy CM Rajappa calls on dengue patients at GGH [Published NetIndia123.com - 1 hour ago]
Novavax Presents Data on RSV F Nanoparticle Vac... [Published PR inside - 1 hour ago]
As many as 1.4 million could be infected with E... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago]
Quantiferon Gold-in-tube assay for TB screening... [Published BMC - 1 hour ago]
Ebola in West Africa: Do we have a duty to prot... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Ebola Death Rates 70% - WHO Study [Published Peace FM - 1 hour ago]
Greater Than AIDS and HRC Partner to “Bring HIV... [Published Human Rights Campaign - 1 hour ago]
World Health Organization predicts spike in Ebo... [Published Central illinois News Center - 1 hour ago]
Ugandan Men Complain That Condoms Are Too Small... [Published Medical Daily - 1 hour ago]
Fidel sees impending end to US imperialist policy [Published Cubaminrex - 1 hour ago]
3 factors making the Ebola outbreak worse [Published Fierce Healthcare - 1 hour ago]
Sierra Leone: WHO welcomes United Kingdom’s don... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
An HIV positive Namibian says there is a need t... [Published Namibian Broadcasting Corporation - 1 hour ago]
Ebola numbers could hit 21,000 [Published New Zealand Herald - 1 hour ago]
Handshakes No Big Deal In Ghana Despite Ebola S... [Published Modern Ghana - 1 hour ago]
Alere to Support Organisation of African First ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - 1 hour ago]
Writing contest on HIV/AIDS launched [Published People's Army Newspaper Online - 1 hour ago]
Why Privatisation Is Killing the NHS [Published Huffington Post UK - 1 hour ago]
Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV... [Published Comminit - 1 hour ago]
GSK influenza plant in Texas on track to start ... [Published FiercePharmaManufacturing - 1 hour ago]
WHO warns Ebola cases could reach 20,000 by Nov. [Published Manila Bulletin - 1 hour ago]
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TB Test Coming To 700 Texas Babies After Hospit... [Published Medical Daily - 1 hour ago]
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Ebola in West Africa: Do we have a duty to prot... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Thanks to Greg Folkers for sending the link to this thoughtful editorial in Nature News & Comment: First response, revisited. Excerpt:It is encouraging that the United States last week committed 3,000 military personnel and US$750 million to lend logistical ...
Sierra Leone: WHO welcomes United Kingdom’s don... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 1 hour ago]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: Sierra Leone, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 23-09-2014 WHO welcomes the Government of the United Kingdom’s action to significantly increase support for tackling Ebola virus disease in West ...
Alere to Support Organisation of African First ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - 1 hour ago]
NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Alere (NYSE: ALR), the world leader in rapid HIV screening and ...
The Worst Case Scenario for Ebola [Published Breitbart Feed - 2 hours ago]
This story originally appeared at Vox. Before this year, Ebola was a disease relegated to remote villages in Africa. Even public health officials didn't worry about it spreading very far. Until recently, they would probably tell you that the virus ...
Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets [Published PR Newswire: General Business - 3 hours ago]
DUBLIN, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets" report to their offering. Though biotechnology has created many new therapies and vaccines - including ...
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Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people: WHO [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 29 2014]
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'No smoking' should include the e-cigarette, WH... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Aug 26 2014]
'No smoking' should include the e-cigarette, WH... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 26 2014]
Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengu... [Published Reuters Video: Technology - Aug 19 2014]
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Regulatory and procedural guideline: Paediatric... [Published EMA Ongoing public consultations - 2 hours ago]
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Johnson & Johnson and Janssen respond to Ebola ... [Published Janssen - Sep 04 2014]
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