Ebola News Digest - April 1

April 1, 2015



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Conference: Targeting Ebola 2015

May 28-29th, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


Light shines through the chlorine-stained windows in the blood-testing area at Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia.

Light shines through the chlorine-stained windows in the blood-testing area at Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia. David Gilkey/NPR (See accompanying story below: As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems)



Ebola Situation Report - 1 April 2015

WHO--A total of 82 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 29 March, a slight increase compared with 79 cases the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 57, compared with 45 the previous week. This offset a fourth consecutive weekly fall in case incidence in Sierra Leone, which reported 25 confirmed cases. Liberia reported no confirmed cases over the same period.


How a Bloody Brawl Sparked Fears of a New Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Newsweek--On a warm morning in February, as Liberia’s deadly Ebola outbreak seemed to be waning, Ralph Norman was returning to his home in Paynesville—a suburb east of Monrovia—when a welder stopped him on the street and asked for help. A man, he said, was lying in his work shed, bloody and near death. For days, Norman, a broad-shouldered middle-aged man with a boyish face, had hardly slept. He’d heard that his stepson, a troubled 21-year-old named Emmette Logan, had been in a knife fight. Logan hadn’t been home since, and Norman spent days scouring the streets of Red Light, one of Paynesville’s most dangerous neighborhoods, going from one drug den to another, searching for him.


Ebola Cases Top 25,000

Time--The outbreak has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445

More than 25,000 people have been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, according to a new report. As of Tuesday, the outbreak, which has persisted for more than a year, has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445, according to new numbers released by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Fauci donning his protective suit.

Fauci donning his protective suit


Why NIH's Anthony Fauci is treating Ebola patients himself

Science--As head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Anthony Fauci wields a $4.4 billion research budget and has a punishing schedule. But the past 2 weeks, Fauci, 74, has reserved 2 hours on most days to put on a protective plastic suit and help treat a U.S. health care worker who became infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone. "I now have a much, much more profound respect for the seriousness of this illness in some patients," says Fauci, who talked about his experiences at a filovirus meeting here yesterday. "Even when you have optimum facilities for replenishment of fluids and things like that, the disease itself is truly devastating."


Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds

NYT--Fears that the current Ebola epidemic, the deadliest in history, was caused by a more lethal, fast-moving or easily transmissible virus than in previous outbreaks appear to be unfounded, according to a new study. The study, a genetic analysis published in the journal Science on Thursday, is based on data that indicate that the virus has mutated over time in a way that is similar to that of previous, smaller outbreaks.


Ebola upsurge could undo progress in blink of an eye, warns expert

Guardian--Despite the massive push to bring the number of new Ebola cases down to zero as quickly as possible, there will inevitably be “flare-ups” that could reverse the overall downward trend and prove difficult to contain, the UN’s response co-ordinator has warned. Dr David Nabarro, the UN’s special envoy for Ebola, said the huge medical, administrative and logistical operation to fight the disease could still be set back by individuals ignoring official advice.   



U.S. Boosts New Ebola Drug

NBC--he U.S. government says it will help develop a new Ebola drug — one of five drugs that are being tested against the deadly virus. This one's made by North Carolina-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals. "BioCryst's drug, BCX4430, is a small molecule that prevents the Ebola virus from reproducing in the body," the Health and Human Services Department said in a statement. "Small molecule" means it can be taken as a pill.


New, whole-virus vaccine for Ebola effective in primates

A study published in Science demonstrates that vaccination with a mutated form of the Ebola virus provides some measure of protection to non-human primates. This finding places the vaccine one step closer to clinical trials in humans. The researchers publishing this study have developed what’s called a “whole virus” vaccine for Ebola. Viruses have proteins on their exterior and genetic material on their interior. Whole virus vaccines present the host’s immune system with multiple viral proteins and the viral genetic material. These vaccines trigger broader immune system responses than vaccines that only present a single protein from the virus. Whole virus vaccines have had widespread success in offering protection against potentially deadly diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza.


UK nurse recovers from Ebola after taking China-made drug

A nurse in the UK who'd been infected with Ebola in West Africa became the first person in the world to take an experimental drug from China, which she gave credit to for helping her recover from the deadly virus. Corporal Anna Cross, a 25-year-old medical reservist in the British Army, was infected with Ebola after about a month of volunteering in Sierra Leone. She was evacuated to Britain on March 12 and taken to a high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. GlaxoSmithKline and Merck Ebola vaccines succeed in Phase II Liberian trials

GlaxoSmithKline and Merck Ebola vaccines succeed in Phase II Liberian trials

Fierce Vaccines--Two Ebola vaccines, one developed by the NIH and GlaxoSmithKline and the other by Merck and NewLink, have sailed through Liberian trials and, based on the results, may now advance to Phase III trials.  The single-shot vaccines appeared to be safe based on a double-blind, Phase II trial, sponsored by the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with more than 600 participants. This was the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) Phase II/III clinical trial.



Remaining U.S. troops in Liberia committed to stamping out Ebola

Military Times--The small number of troops that remain in Liberia for Operation United Assistance have one duty left to carry out — to no longer be needed. For the remaining 100 U.S. personnel supporting Ebola-related contingencies in Monrovia — down from 2,800 who have deployed to the region in the last six months — the mission is to monitor cases as they tick down to zero and stay there. And their time spent in Liberia depends on that fact alone.

"Our deployment is open-ended," said Army Col. Sven Erichsen, commander of the 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade.


Ebola diaries: Regaining the people’s trust

WHO--    “We flew on this tiny aircraft and arrived in the middle of nowhere. There was a landing strip and nothing much else - large spaces dotted with trees, savannah land, you also had these little constructions around. That was ‘the airport’. Then there was a 2-hour drive down a really difficult road into Gueckedou. When we got there we immediately started, met up with the head of the health unit, Dr Pépé Bilivogui. He was the local head of the response there and he was just one of the best people I ever worked with. Ebola was totally new to him and everyone else there. Not only the population, the health care workers but also the government responders were totally taken aback by this disease. He told me they really relied heavily on WHO for advice and help.


Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries

WHO--    A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “We are calling for the intensification of routine immunization services in all areas, and for mass measles vaccination campaigns in areas that are free of Ebola transmission,” says Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO.


Ebola Hits Youngest Victims the Hardest, Report Finds

NBC--Ebola takes hold quicker in the very youngest patients and kills more of them, a new report finds. The death rate among babies ranges from 85 to 90 percent among babies under age 1, the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Team, led by Christopher Dye, found. "The case fatality rate was lowest among children between 10 and 15 years of age and highest among those 4 years of age or younger," they write in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.


As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

NPR--Michelle Niescierenko is a pediatric emergency physician at Boston Children's Hospital. But for the past five months she has been in Liberia, helping the country's 21 public hospitals get back on their feet after the devastating Ebola outbreak there. She says the challenges they face are shocking. A year ago Monday — on March 23, 2014 — the World Health Organization announced that Ebola disease had broken out in West Africa. "Almost all the hospitals that we worked with in Liberia are running on generators," she says. The trouble with generators is that they require fuel.

'Like a sinister family tree' - how Ebola spread: the 4 minute guide

BBC--Hans Rosling, statistician guru, demonstrates the devastating progress of Ebola from a single, solitary case using data from the Ministry of Health in Liberia.


A Visual Guide: Understanding Ebola

BBC--How did the disease start? How did it spread? Statistician Hans Rosling shows you how.


Coping during the Ebola epidemic—and beyond

Harvard--Epidemiologist and infectious disease immunologist Mosoka Fallah, MPH ’12, has been on the front lines for many months in his native Liberia battling the Ebola epidemic, which began in December 2013 and spread through several West African countries. He was among the Ebola fighters named Time’s 2014 “Person of the Year.” In an interview at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Fallah discussed what he learned during the outbreak and what needs to be done now.




WHO's Medical Detectives Work With Health Authorities to Solve a Mystery

Infection Control today--On a hot afternoon in November 2014, Benin’s minister of health, Dr. Dorothée Kinde Gazard and World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Dr. Youssouf Gamatié visited the Hôpital de Saint Jean de Dieu in Tanguiéta, in the country’s northwest. They were in a somber frame of mind. Four employees of the hospital had died from a severe febrile illness, some with signs of a viral hemorrhagic fever, over a period of two weeks – an event that for public health experts sounds the alarm for an outbreak of a dangerous infectious disease. Given the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, one thing immediately came to mind – Benin could become the fourth.


Congo Republic

Deep in the jungle, hunting for the next Ebola outbreak

Washington Post--More than 3,000 miles from the fading Ebola crisis in West Africa, a team of U.S.-funded researchers is hunting deep in a remote rain forest for the next outbreak. They aren’t looking for infected people. They’re trying to solve one of science’s great mysteries: Where does Ebola hide between human epidemics? The answer appears to lie in places such as this — vast tracts of African jungle where gorillas, bats and other animals suspected of spreading the virus share a shrinking eco­system. If scientists can pinpoint the carriers, and how Ebola is transmitted between them, future epidemics will be easier to anticipate — or even prevent.



Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria

Reuters--Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus. The worst detected outbreak of the disease is believed to have killed more than 10,300 people in West Africa, mostly in Guinea, neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Guinea, more than 2,200 people are believed to have died since the epidemic was first detected a year ago. Some 50 people remain hospitalized in Ebola treatment centers.


Guinea declares Ebola 'health emergency' in five regions

BBC--Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns. The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013.

In January, the World Health Organization reported a steady drop in cases in the three epicentre countries. But renewed concern has been triggered by fresh setbacks in these countries - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.



Liberia Recommends Ebola Survivors Practice Safe Sex Indefinitely

NYT--The Liberian government recommended on Saturday that survivors of Ebola practice safe sex indefinitely, until more information can be collected on the length of time the virus might remain present in body fluids including semen. Previously, male survivors were advised to abstain from sexual intercourse or to use condoms for three months, reflecting that the active virus had been detected for up to 82 days in semen. Acting on new developments, all countries affected by the Ebola outbreak need to consider applying similar recommendations, said Dr. David Nabarro, the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for Ebola.


Liberia Ebola Survivors Complain About Lack of Support

VOA--For Liberian survivors of Ebola, the struggle is not over.  Many have lost property and family members, and often face tremendous stigma after being released from the hospital. Unresolved medical issues are another problem.  Despite their suffering, they are still waiting for support a year into the Ebola crisis. Finda Fallah’s life turned upside down over the course of one week. She lost seven family members. She herself got infected. When she was discharged from an Ebola treatment center in September, her problems did not stop.


U.S.-Liberia Team Plans Study of Ebola Survivors

All Africa--The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) a Liberia -U. S. research team, plans to launch a natural history study of Ebola survivors to better understand the after-effects of Ebola virus disease. Four sites in Monrovia and locations in the United States may begin enrollment into this study in the coming months.


Sierra Leone

10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown

Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic. Hundreds of sick people were identified on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as health teams went door-to-door in an operation that also aimed to remind people how to prevent Ebola. But only 10 of those people eventually tested positive for the disease, said Alfred Palo Conteh, the head of the country's Ebola response. That figure indicates that there were not hordes of hidden Ebola cases as some had feared. By contrast, during a shutdown in September, when the epidemic was raging, more than 260 new cases were found.


Sierra Leone: Ebola Outbreak Updates - March 31, 2015

Government of Sierra Leone



Ebola scare shows problems in computer models

AFP--Flaws in computer modelling led to apocalyptic forecasts of how the deadly Ebola virus would spread in West Africa, specialists said. Many of the models were off-the-shelf software that failed to take into account complexities and uncertainties in the way the disease spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, they said on Tuesday. "In the early days of the Ebola outbreak, a lot of people got into the forecasting business," said Aaron King of the University of Michigan in the United States, who led a probe into why so many predictions turned out to be wildly wrong.


Japanese Company Develops 15-Minute Ebola Test

Researchers at the Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control successfully tested the blood serum of Ebola infected monkeys, according to the media. Tests on the blood serum of humans are expected to be conducted soon. “Early infection detection will make [Ebola patients] get treated faster and will stop the virus expansion. We will continue the research [on Ebola diagnosis kit] to use it worldwide as soon as possible,” Ayato Takadu, professor at the Research Center told journalists.


Ebola Air? Inside the plane that flies Ebola patients

CNN--If it were easy, any company or government could do it. But flying an Ebola patient halfway around the world -- while keeping that person alive, and everyone safe -- is complicated. Probably no one knows that better than Phoenix Air, a Georgia-based company that is the go-to for transporting Ebola victims by air. Since August, it has made approximately 40 trips -- about half to Europe, the rest to the United States.


Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

CNN--In medicine, finding a substance that attacks cancerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail. From targeted remedies such as monoclonal antibodies to surgery, cancer has still managed to elude a treatment that discretely and separately attacks it alone.


Ebola: bat species match - study

Ebola antibodies found in bats in Zambia seem to show that the species of the disease they have been exposed to match outbreaks as far as 5,000 kilometers away, including the one that’s killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa. A study, conducted by scientists including Hokkaido University’s Professor Ayato Takada and published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases last week, found the transition of the antibodies for the virus family that includes Ebola coincided with flare-ups in humans from 2005 to 2013. Data for 2014 is still being analyzed. Scientists are still analyzing samples from last year so they cannot definitively say they coincide with the latest Ebola outbreak, Takada said.

Google created an 'Ebola-proof' tablet to help fight epidemics

Up until now, doctors fighting highly contagious diseases like Ebola have had to forgo their gadgets for pen and paper. But Google, at the request of the French organization Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), has developed an alternative: A tablet enclosed in polycarbonate, which can be soaked in chlorine for decontamination. It communicates with a battery-powered server outside of high-risk zones, allowing doctors to save and retrieve patient records easily. Altogether, it's a rather elegant solution for getting around typically restrictive biohazard restrictions. The system's usefulness goes far beyond Ebola, as well: it could be easily deployed to help fight future disease outbreaks. Google and Médecins Sans Frontières are also working to open source the project, which should make it easy for others to adapt it to their needs.


A reassuring snapshot of Ebola

Science--As Ebola has taken its horrific toll across West Africa, passing from person to person in its longest known chains of human infections, researchers worried the virus might mutate to become even more threatening. New viral genome data from Mali suggest a glimmer of good news: The Ebola virus that infected eight people there in October and November had not changed significantly from the one that infected people at the beginning of the known outbreak, back in March 2014. Diagnostic tests, experimental antibody-based treatments, and potential vaccines for Ebola are all developed based on the virus's genetic sequence. If it were to change too much, cases could go unrecognized, and treatments and vaccines could become ineffective. Mutations might even lead to more dramatic symptoms or allow the virus to pass from person to person more easily. But when Heinz Feldmann, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton, Montana, and colleagues sequenced four recent Ebola virus samples, they found little sign that the virus has evolved.



Ebola: most unnatural of disasters

Lancet--We are surrounded by natural hazards, and a zoonotic disease of epidemic potential is only one in a list that includes earthquakes, landslides, tsunami, and hurricanes. When hazards like these collide with poverty and human indifference, disaster normally ensues. The eruption of the Ebola virus from the jungles of Kenema in early 2014 was no different. Here was a naturally occurring biological hazard which superstition, fear, fragile health systems, poor leadership, and dysfunctional management spent much of 2014 turning into a global crisis. It did not have to be like this.


Ebola Virus Disease among Children in West Africa

WHOER Team - N Engl J Med, 2015

To the Editor: The epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has caused clinical

illness and deaths among persons with reported ages ranging from less than 1 year to more

than 100 years. Most published estimates of key epidemiologic parameters have been ...


An Ebola whole-virus vaccine is protective in nonhuman primates

A Marzi, P Halfmann, L Hill-Batorski, F Feldmann… - Science, 2015

Abstract Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) is the causative agent of the current outbreak of

hemorrhagic fever disease in West Africa. Previously, we showed that a whole EBOV

vaccine based on a replication-defective EBOV (EBOVΔVP30) protects immunized mice ...


Mutation rate and genotype variation of Ebola virus from Mali case sequences

T Hoenen, D Safronetz, A Groseth, KR Wollenberg… - Science, 2015

Abstract The occurrence of Ebola virus (EBOV) in West Africa during 2013–2015 is

unprecedented. Early reports suggested that in this outbreak EBOV is mutating twice as fast

as previously observed, which indicates the potential for changes in transmissibility and ...


A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine provides long-lasting protection against lethal Ebola virus challenge after a single dose

Y Tsuda, CJ Parkins, P Caposio, F Feldmann, S Botto… - Vaccine, 2015

Abstract Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus; EBOV) is a highly lethal hemorrhagic disease virus

that most recently was responsible for two independent 2014 outbreaks in multiple countries

in Western Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, respectively. Herein, we ...


ANNALS EXPRESS: Pushing the limits of chemistry point-of-care testing for the management of patients under investigation for Ebola virus disease

J LeBlanc, C Heinstein, J MacDonald, R Gallant… - Annals of Clinical …, 2015

Background: With the recent outbreak in West Africa, hospitals worldwide have been

developing protocols for suspect of cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Patients with EVD

present with a severe gastroenteritis leading to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities ...


[PDF] Field labs in action for Ebola control in Sierra Leone

W Zhang, Y Chen, A Kamara, Z Chen, G Chang… - Infectious Diseases and …, 2015

ABSTRACT Thirteen international field labs in Sierra Leone (SL) support Ebola diagnosis.

Never before has the role of field labs been so crucial as it has been during the Ebolavirus

disease responses in SL. This analysis encourages that developed nations should not ...


[HTML] Ocular Manifestations of Ebola Virus Disease: An Ophthalmologist's Guide to Prevent Infection and Panic

EM Vingolo, GA Messano, S Fragiotta, L Spadea… - BioMed Research …, 2015

Ebola virus disease (EVD—formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe

hemorrhagic fever caused by lipid-enveloped, nonsegmented, negative-stranded RNA

viruses belonging to the genus Ebolavirus. Case fatality rates may reach up to 76% of ...


A Culture of Criticism in 21st Century America: One Physician's Analysis of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

ML Harrison - Academic Emergency Medicine, 2015

... Reflections. A Culture of Criticism in 21st Century America: One Physician's Analysis of the 2014

Ebola Outbreak. Matthew L. Harrison DO 1,2. ... How to Cite. Harrison, ML (2015), A Culture of

Criticism in 21st Century America: One Physician's Analysis of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. ...


West Africa Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: The Africa Experience

T Raji, N Kilenga, B Djoudalbaye - Savannah Journal of Medical Research and …, 2015

Abstract Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a

severe acute viral illness characterized by sudden onset of fever, myalgia, malaise, and

severe headache, followed by vomiting and diarrhea and, in some instances, bleeding. ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

NF Walker, CS Brown, D Youkee, P Baker, N Williams…

Current Ebola virus disease (EVD) diagnosis relies on reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR)

technology, requiring skilled laboratory personnel and technical infrastructure. Lack of

laboratory diagnostic capacity has led to diagnostic delays in the current West African ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

K Kaasik-Aaslav, D Coulombier

Citation style for this article: Kaasik-Aaslav K, Coulombier D. The tail of the epidemic and the

challenge of tracing the very last Ebola case. Euro Surveill. 2015; 20 (12): pii= 21075.

Available online: http://www. eurosurveillance. org/ViewArticle. aspx? ArticleId= 21075


… . Severe infections, septic shock, healthcare-associated infections, highly resistant bacteria, invasive fungal infections, severe viral infections, Ebola virus disease and …

JF Timsit, A Perner, J Bakker, M Bassetti, D Benoit… - Intensive Care Medicine

This third article for the 2014 Year in Review will report publications from intensive care on

severe infections (including endocarditis and peritonitis), septic shock, healthcare and

ventilator associated pneumonia, highly resistant bacteria, antimicrobial therapy ( ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

I Goodfellow, C Reusken, M Koopmans

Citation style for this article: Goodfellow I, Reusken C, Koopmans M. Laboratory support

during and after the Ebola virus endgame: towards a sustained laboratory infrastructure.

Euro Surveill. 2015; 20 (12): pii= 21074. Available online: http://www. eurosurveillance. ...


[HTML] Estimating Ebola Treatment Needs, United States

G Rainisch

To the Editor: By December 31, 2014, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa had resulted in

treatment of 10 Ebola case-patients in the United States; a maximum of 4 patients received

treatment at any one time (1). Four of these 10 persons became clinically ill in the United ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

U Rexroth, M Diercke, E Peron, C Winter…

Background In 2014–15, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone suffered from the largest ever

recorded Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak [1]. In any response to infectious disease

outbreaks, epidemiologists and microbiologists are crucial: they trace contacts, analyse ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

JH Verhagen, HP van der Jeugd, BA Nolet, R Slaterus…

Citation style for this article: Verhagen JH, van der Jeugd HP, Nolet BA, Slaterus R,

Kharitonov SP, de Vries PP, Vuong O, Majoor F, Kuiken T, Fouchier RA. Wild bird

surveillance around outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N8) virus in the ...


[PDF] The tourism inconvenience of the Ebola epidemic: lessons for the South African tourism sector

N Sifolo, PPS Sifolo

Abstract This paper explores certain aspects within the tourism sector, a sector that is

highlighted in the South African National Development Plan as one of the key contributors to

the success of vision 2030. A particular emphasis is laid on the envisaged role of tourism ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

AS Alqahtani, KE Wiley, HW Willaby, NF BinDhim…

Participants' voluntary completion of the questionnaire was implicitly considered as consent

and the survey was anonymous. This study was approved by the Human Research Ethics

Committee (HREC) at the University of Sydney (Project no: 2014/599).


[HTML] Ebola Risk Perception in Germany, 2014

N Rübsamen - Education

Abstract Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks have occurred during the past 5 decades, but

none has affected European countries like the 2014 epidemic in West Africa. We used an

online questionnaire to investigate risk perceptions in Germany during this epidemic peak. ...


[HTML] … , attitude and perception about Ebola, November 2014 to February 2015 Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola …

C Fähnrich, K Denecke, OO Adeoye, J Benzler…

In the context of controlling the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), the World

Health Organization claimed that 'critical determinant of epidemic size appears to be the

speed of implementation of rigorous control measures', ie immediate follow-up of contact ...






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