Tag Archives: Ebola

US airports have hired EBOLA screeners to test blood samples from travelers

US airports have hired EBOLA screeners to test blood samples from travelers coming to the US from countries plagued by the deadly virus Several agencies in the Washington, DC and Las Angeles, California areas recently put out quiet job postings for Ebola screeners  A representative of the Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council confirmed that… Read More »

First vaccine to protect against Ebola

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union for Ervebo (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP), the first vaccine for active immunisation of individuals aged 18 years and older at risk of infection with the Ebola virus. “This is an important step towards relieving the burden of this deadly disease,” said Guido Rasi, EMA’s Executive Director. “The CHMP’s… Read More »

Viewpoints: Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Would Be Wonderful But Are Just Another Fantasy; U.S. Needs To Wake Up To Concerns About The Ebola Outbreak

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Comes To His Senses On Prescription Drug Imports President Trump would prefer that you think he’s working tirelessly to protect Americans from soaring drug prices. His administration announced this week it wants to create a system that allows people to… Read More »

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the region was… Read More »

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people. The drive to rein in the deadly virus has been hampered by attacks on treatment centers… Read More »