On 9 May 2015, WHO declares The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.
Interruption of transmission is a monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest, and most complex outbreak since Ebola first emerged in 1976. At the peak of transmission, which occurred during August and September 2014, the country was reporting from 300 to 400 new cases every week.
WHO congratulates Spain on ending Ebola transmission.
Today December 12,2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commends the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus.
On 6 October 2014, the Spanish National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus disease outside Africa in a healthcare worker. The healthcare worker had been part of a team at La Paz-Carlos III Hospital providing medical care for a person with Ebola virus disease repatriated from Sierra Leone on 22 September. Read more…
Ebola The fear coming from West Africa, Are we ready?
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. The recent epidemic started on March 22, 2014 raising awareness of the risk factors for infection and the protective measures that should be taken. Egypt Scholars as a non-profit organization that incorporates a wide spectrum of members working in different fields will provide a three online interactive lectures names:Ebola The fear coming from West Africa, Are we ready?
We all know that the only way to reduce human infection and subsequent deaths is to prevent Ebola infections. Close unprotected physical contact with Ebola patients should be avoided. Appropriate use of personal protective equipment (including hand hygiene before putting on, and especially after taking off personal protective equipment) should be practiced when taking care of ill patients. Read more…