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Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Kate Kelland reported to Reuters Health informations a very interisting article about the ethical view of using a new vaccine to control ebola which is in its early human trials even it proves its effect on animals, as normally years of follow up is needed to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait.Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

“Nobody knows yet how we will do it. There are lots of tough real-world deployment issues and nobody has the full answers yet,” said Adrian Hill, who is conducting safety trials on healthy volunteers of an experimental Ebola shot developed byGlaxoSmithKline.

Hill, a professor and director at the Jenner Institute at Britain’s University of Oxford, says that if his results show no adverse side-effects, GSK’s new shot could used in people in West Africa by the end of this year. Read more…

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Posted by admin - September 30, 2014 at 3:01 am

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Attending CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses by a Travel Grants

Attending CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses by a Travel Grants

Attending CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses by a Travel Grants

Attending CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses by a Travel Grants

 The International society of Infectious diseases (ISID) is highly concerned about what is happening in the West Africa of Ebola outbreak during 2014 that the world celebrating this week the 6 month of its start, they announced a great opportunity of sponsoring a limited number of travel grants to individuals who are attending one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ebola Safety Training Courses. These courses will help in preparing healthcare personnel to provide medical care to Ebola patients in an established Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) with no harm to him/herself or others remember Safety first so you need to attend CDC Ebola Safety Training Courses by a Travel Grants Read more…

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Posted by admin - September 25, 2014 at 3:01 am

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Taking a religious perspective to contain Ebola

Taking a religious perspective to contain Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (three of the four states making up the Mano River Union) is unprecedented in its level and pace and “continues to be difficult to bring under control”. Since there is no drug or vaccine of proven efficacy, most of the efforts in controlling the disease are directed towards prevention and containment.

Taking a religious perspective to contain Ebola

Taking a religious perspective to contain Ebola

However, these efforts are frustrated by false rumors, ignorance, and potentially harmful cultural practices. Addressing these frustrations calls for wisdom, pragmatism, and political will. One such example was the involvement of traditional healers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Read more…

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Posted by admin - September 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

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