Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it.
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization’s chief says.
The World Health Organization said it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola causing the current outbreak is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used.
Enlarge / A child gets a measles vaccine. (credit: Getty | BSIP) A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $ 394,448, requiring 87 employees to collectively spend more than 10,000 hours on outbreak response and control, according to an analysis published Monday […]
NOROVIRUS, known as the winter vomiting bug, is reported to have infected hundreds of people this summer, and now a lecturer in public health has warned the outbreak could lead to another winter crisis for the NHS.
Listeria fears have taken hold in the UK as frozen vegetables have been blamed. Now Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Iceland have removed these products. Tests done on a food factory in Hungry found frozen sweetcorn it was the source of an outbreak of listeriosis. Dr Kathie Grant from Public Health England said: “Most […]
Enterprise Foods A food-poisoning outbreak has killed 212 people and sickened hundreds more. A South African meat-production plant was the root of the listeria outbreak. The incident is the largest listeria outbreak ever detected, according to the World Health Organization. A food-poisoning outbreak has killed more than 200 people. 212 people have died in a […]
Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said.
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo’s three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected.
Four more deaths in the U.S. have been linked to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.