Ebola Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in ebola. Ebola (Ebola hemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebolavirus species, four of which have caused disease in humans. Ebola is found in several African countries. The first Ebola species was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa. The largest outbreak to date was the epidemic in West Africa, which occurred from December 2013, to January 2016, with 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths. Other outbreaks in Africa began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May 2017 and 2018. In July 2019, the World Health Organization declared the Congo Ebola outbreak a world health emergency.
When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread to others through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola, or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Until recent, no vaccines were effective. In December 2016, Ebola was found to be 70–100% prevented by rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, making it the first proven vaccine against the disease. More than 100,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola as of 2019.
The objectives of Ebola Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for ebola and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to ebola.
- Ebola Disease caused by Sudan virus – Uganda - World Health Organization
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 17:23 GMT
- Uganda's Ebola outbreak: Trainee doctors go on strike over safety fears - BBC
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:03 GMT
- Ebola Fast Facts - kuna noticias y kuna radio
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:42 GMT
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2022 - ReliefWeb
Wed, 14 Sep 2022 07:12 GMT
- Disease Outbreak News: Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo (25 August 2022) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00 GMT
- Individual risk-factor data could help predict the next Ebola outbreak, new study shows - Newswise
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 07:00 GMT
- UNICEF Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola Situation Report #2, 28 August 2022 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Sun, 28 Aug 2022 07:00 GMT
- Stem Cell Research Gives New Clues on Ebola Virus Damage to Organs – Global Biodefense - Global Biodefense
Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:00 GMT
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health Organization
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 07:00 GMT
- DR Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak - UN News
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:00 GMT
- New Ebola outbreak declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo - UN News
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:00 GMT
- WHO makes new recommendations for Ebola treatments, calls for improved access - World Health Organization
Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:00 GMT
- Ghana declares 1st ever outbreak of Ebola-like Marburg virus disease - ABC News
Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00 GMT
- DRC: Media statement on the end of the 13th Ebola outbreak - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00 GMT
- Ebola virus hides out in brain - ASBMB Today
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 04:56 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (44): Burkina Faso ex Cote d'Ivoire, 2nd case, NOT
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:01:25 -0400
Ebola -- Burkina Faso
On 22 Aug 2021, the Ministry of Health informed the population of the admission to the Medical Emergencies of the Bogodogo University Hospital (CHU-B) of a 22-year-old patient who had stayed in the Republic of [Cote d'Ivoire]. The diagnostic procedure consisted of sampling analysis at the National Reference Laboratory for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (LNR-FHV at the Muraz Centre) and the Pasteur Institute of Dakar for confirmation. The results obtained make it possible to permanently rule out
- Understanding Experience of Patients With Highly Infectious Diseases During Extended Isolation: A Design Perspective Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: The isolation can take a toll on physiological and psychological well-being. A thoughtful design of isolation units may improve patients' experience by supporting human and social interactions, empowering patients through space flexibility and personalization of space, and supporting a more holistic approach to isolation care.
- Influence of epidemics and pandemics on paediatric ED use: a systematic review Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: The scale and direction of effect of PED use depend on both the epidemic disease, the public health measures enforced and how these influence decision-making. Policy makers must be aware how fear of virus among the general public may influence their response to public health advice. There is large inequity in reporting of epidemic impact on PED use which needs to be addressed.
- The Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Ebola Virus Disease: a Systematic Review Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: RDTs possess both a high sensitivity and specificity compared to RT-PCR amongst symptomatic patients presenting to Ebola Treatment Units. Our findings support the use of RDTs as a 'rule in' test to expedite treatment and vaccination.
- COVID-19 provides an opportunity to build a resilient and equitable immunization delivery system Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
The COVID-19 pandemic has weakened the health systems in many countries particularly putting at risk efforts on the Immunization Agenda to make vaccination available to everyone, everywhere, by 2030. Immunization Agenda 2030 reconfirms the importance of reducing the absolute number of zero-dose children and increasing the proportion of children who complete their vaccinations on time. Despite the gains in promoting equity in immunization services, many children missed vaccination because of the...
- Continuity of essential health services in the context of COVID-19: the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional continuity of essential services sub-working group Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
COVID-19 cases have continued to increase globally putting intense pressure on health systems, including in the East and Southern African (ESA) region, which bears the brunt of the continent´s cases, and where many health systems are already weak or overstretched. Evidence from the West Africa Ebola disease outbreak and early estimates for COVID-19 show that indirect impacts due to disruptions in access to essential health services can result in even higher mortality than that directly related...
- Assessment of infection prevention and control readiness for Ebola virus and other diseases outbreaks in a humanitarian crisis setting: a cross-sectional study of health facilities in six high-risk States of South Sudan Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: the findings of this study which is comparable to those of other studies in similar settings validates the perception that Infection Prevention and Control/Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IPC/WASH) capacity and readiness is inadequate in South Sudan. To scale up these core components, we recommend development and implementation of a comprehensive and long-term infection prevention and control strategic plan as part of the country's broader health sector recovery planning.
- Integrated disease surveillance and response in humanitarian context: South Sudan experience Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: since 2006, South Sudan has registered progress towards using indicator and event-based surveillance and continues to strengthen IHR (2005) capacities. Following the adoption of third edition IDSR guidelines, the current emphasis entails maintaining earlier gains and strengthening community and event-based surveillance, formalizing cross-sectoral one-health engagement, optimal EWARS and District Health Information Systems (DHIS2) use, and strengthening cross-border surveillance. It...
- Preparing for the worst: opportunities to prevent trans-boundary disease transmission in Uganda: a case study Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
On August 1^(st), 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its tenth Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history, affecting North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The outbreak response was complicated due to insecurity and armed conflict in the region, and over the next 19 months, thousands of cases and deaths would occur, making this the world´s second-largest outbreak of EVD to date. On 4 August 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) activated the national...
- Fractional-Order Ebola-Malaria Coinfection Model with a Focus on Detection and Treatment Rate Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Coinfection of Ebola virus and malaria is widespread, particularly in impoverished areas where malaria is already ubiquitous. Epidemics of Ebola virus disease arise on a sporadic basis in African nations with a high malaria burden. An observational study discovered that patients in Sierra Leone's Ebola treatment centers were routinely infected with malaria parasites, increasing the risk of death. In this paper, we study Ebola-malaria coinfections under the generalized Mittag-Leffler kernel...
- Deadly endemic zoonotic disease Ebola re-emerges in the democratic Republic of Congo amid the ongoing COVID-19: are we prepared from lessons learnt? - Correspondence Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00:00 -0400