HEALTH 05/18/2018 10:50 am ET WHO cited the fast response to the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to explain its decision. By Lauren Weber The World Health Organization on Friday decided not to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency. Citing the quick deployment of international health resources and the coming use of an experimental vaccine in the central African nation, Dr. Robert Steffen, chairman of WHO’s emergency committee, said an international health emergency declaration was unnecessary. Steffen said at a news conference in Geneva that “vigorous response” to the deadly outbreak needed to continue, and “without that the situation is likely to deteriorate significantly.” If the disease spreads further, he said, committee members may reconsider whether to declare an international emergency. Though 14 cases of Ebola have been officially confirmed in the … [Read more...] about WHO Decides Not To Declare International Health Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak
World health organization ebola
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
HEALTH 05/08/2018 01:21 pm ET This is the second outbreak in under a year for the central African country. By Lauren Weber The World Health Organization has declared an outbreak of Ebola after the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed two cases of the deadly viral hemorrhagic fever. At least 10 more cases are suspected in the northwestern town of Bikoro, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, the head of the DRC’s National Institute for Biomedical Research, said Tuesday. In the past five weeks, the DRC has seen 21 suspected cases with Ebola-like symptoms and 17 deaths. A team of experts from WHO, Doctors Without Borders and the central African country’s Provincial Division of Health traveled on Tuesday to the outbreak area. WHO said in a statement that it is working with the DRC government to “rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners using the model of a successful response to a similar EVD [Ebola virus disease] outbreak … [Read more...] about WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak After Democratic Republic Of The Congo Confirms 2 Cases
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?