HEALTH 09/05/2018 10:52 pm ET Experts worry the outbreak could escalate after a woman died in Butembo, a city of about 1 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. By Lauren Weber The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first Ebola death in the eastern city of Butembo, a trade hub with Uganda that is home to almost a million people. This first urban death, combined with ongoing violence in the northeastern outbreak area in DRC and some community resistance, is worrying experts that the slowing outbreak could still escalate. Having already killed 87 people, this outbreak is close to becoming the eighth-largest Ebola outbreak in history. While officials have been pleased with the decreasing pace of cases and a successful vaccination and contact tracing campaign, this new case in an urban setting is worrisome, Peter Salama, the World Health Organization’s emergency response chief, told HuffPost. “When you have an Ebola … [Read more...] about World Health Organization: After Ebola Death In City, ‘No One Should Be Sleeping Well Tonight’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAndrew Jacobs July 8, 2018 A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations. American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products … [Read more...] about U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
HEALTH 05/11/2018 08:07 pm ET The World Health Organization is proposing to deploy the experimental Ebola vaccine against the new outbreak. By Lauren Weber The World Health Organization announced Friday that it hopes to deploy an experimental vaccine against the developing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, even as the agency plans for the “worst case scenario.” There have been 32 probable and suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever reported since April 4, including 18 deaths, according to WHO. Ebola takes sophisticated lab tests to confirm, so only two cases have been confirmed thus far. Three affected patients, one of whom has died, were health care workers. That’s especially worrisome to experts because medical professionals come into close contact with many people. During the major Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, local health care workers were instrumental in alerting authorities to the outbreak but also played a role in … [Read more...] about Ebola Is Back And World Health Officials Are Racing To Stop Another Catastrophe
WHO head Margaret Chan: "Unprecedented epidemic". Photo: Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum The Geneva-based World Health Organization on Friday declared the killer Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of west Africa an international health emergency and appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries. The decision after a two-day emergency session behind closed doors in Geneva means global travel restrictions may be put in place to halt its spread as the overall death toll nears 1,000. See also: Spain's Ebola patient in stable condition … [Read more...] about WHO declares Ebola world ‘health emergency’
Sunday, March 11, 2018 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: Africa, badhealth, badmedicine, badscience, Ebola, Flu, flu epidemic, infectious disease, outbreak, pandemic, Robert Mugabe, Tedros Adhanom, WHO (Natural News) Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general for the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that the next outbreak that will hit us will be a “terrible” one, causing huge amounts of death all over the world. Fears of a pandemic have been hovering lately after the worst flu outbreak in recent years devastated Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More recently, the mosquito-borne Zika virus crisis, rocked 70 countries in 2016 and worried scientists the world over. The Zika virus can cause microcephaly, or an abnormally small head, in babies. It spread all over South America in 2016. The hemorrhagic fever Ebola killed 11,000 individuals in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. It spread to various parts of the U.S. in the same time … [Read more...] about World health chief stokes the panic fires by warning that a catastrophic global pandemic is imminent… humanity WIPEOUT foreshadowed?