Expert panel urges no letup on Ebola vaccine progress

Experts say the world cannot ease up on efforts to fully develop Ebola vaccines. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) this week ended the global health emergency over Ebola, the world cannot ease up on efforts to maximize development of Ebola vaccines and prepare for the next outbreak, according to an expert panel. A report … Continue reading Expert panel urges no letup on Ebola vaccine progress

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West African Ebola survivors

Ebola ravaged countries like Sierra Leone, needs Ophthalmologists, eye doctors for Epidemic’s Survivors

  Mo is an Ebola survivor who is slowly going blind. (Emily Baumgaertner)  Mo scratches at his eyes, his burning photophobia triggered in the sunlight. My instinct is to bat his hand away, to warn him, “You’ll scratch your cornea!”, but I bite my tongue. A corneal abrasion would hardly exacerbate the fact that he … Continue reading Ebola ravaged countries like Sierra Leone, needs Ophthalmologists, eye doctors for Epidemic’s Survivors

How the Cost of Ebola Damaged the Entire African Economy 

Short memories and shorter media cycles mean that the West African Ebola crisis is now considered ‘fixed’. Several countries have been now declared free of the disease. But the recent outbreak of Zika provides a reminder of the cost of major outbreaks of serious infectious diseases. First, the direct costs of containing and controlling the … Continue reading How the Cost of Ebola Damaged the Entire African Economy 

Woman dies of Ebola in Liberia; West African country had been declared free from transmission | The Seattle Times

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, the World Health Organization said Friday, a setback for the country which had been declared free from Ebola transmissions in January. Health authorities at the Redemption Hospital in the densely-populated New Kru Town suburbs of Monrovia said a 30-year-old woman died … Continue reading Woman dies of Ebola in Liberia; West African country had been declared free from transmission | The Seattle Times

Ebola: Why does the virus kills some, while other people survive

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. … Continue reading Ebola: Why does the virus kills some, while other people survive

Jamaican Storytelling : Excerpt from Gray Shades, 6 months (Beverly) by Denise N. Fyffe

6 months! 6 months of denial, 6 months of anger, 6 months of hatred, 6 months of bargaining,6 months! It was time to accept what was clearly before her and stop this waste; before it continued for another 6 months. Beverly had enough and she could no longer lay in bed, closing her eyes to what was so conspicuously laid before her. … Continue reading Jamaican Storytelling : Excerpt from Gray Shades, 6 months (Beverly) by Denise N. Fyffe

Officials: Number of New Ebola Cases in W. Africa Declining

WASHINGTON—The good news from West Africa began trickling in last week. The Ebola coordinator at the Guinean Health Ministry said Tuesday in Paris that the numbers of new cases are declining in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Guinean Health Ministry official Aboubakar Sidiki Diakite said, "The figures are declining because the number of confirmed cases … Continue reading Officials: Number of New Ebola Cases in W. Africa Declining