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What a difference a year makes.

A very small month-on-month change.

09Dec2015 WHO SITREP

28,637  cases

11,315  deaths

WHO info: Liberia has 3 new cases, two of which tested positive on 03Dec after testing negative before.

In a WHO program, people dead and with EVD symptoms swabbed or blood tested under a "surveillance strategy" found 964 in Guinea, 2248 in Liberia and 1282 in Sierra Leone.

News: Genomic study

IBT, citing a study in Cell Host and Microbe , reports the World's first genomic study

10Dec15,  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ebola-worlds-first-large-scale-genomic-analysis-virus-performed-1532793

 

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Lasting Health Issues: WHO investigates

Reoccurrence of infection, pain, passing the infection are some things the WHO has found in the 17,300 Ebola survivors

The link was too long to be completely displayed, the info search is:

"US Ebola survivors deal with multiple health issues, including depression", by Reuters, 21Dec15, 1539EST

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On August 10, 2016 at 1:41 AM, hasanhh said:

It still exists and isolated cases still occur. One of these was in July.

The outbreak has been declared "over". Total deaths are 11.323. The following has a lower number:

http://who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/ 

The reason why I ask is because when the outbreak first started that's all the media could talk about. And then one day it just stopped. At the time I honestly thought it was a means to incite fear among people and to overshadow something bigger that was going on. It is a deadly virus I'm aware but sometimes the media blows something or someone so out of proportion I get suspicious about what's happening that they're trying to hide 

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On 8/10/2016 at 1:41 AM, hasanhh said:

The outbreak has been declared "over". Total deaths are 11.323.

Yes, I also read that the number of deaths from Ebola is 11,000, with nearly 30,000 infected survivors. There is a new vaccine and the World Health Organization is expected to approve it in 2018. If an outbreak of Ebola happens again, the vaccine has already been stockpiled and is ready. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/12/22/506600875/first-ebola-vaccine-likely-to-stop-the-next-outbreak

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@hameedeh Yes, l heard on the radio an hour ago.  Thanks for the post as it saved me from doing a look-up.

 

9 hours ago, David66 said:

Hello,

Great news.  Who developed the vaccine?

All the Best,

David

I do not know "who" at the moment. What the radio interviewee said was the vaccine is given in clusters around persons who "may have had contact" and this greatly reduced transmission and protected them.

Even better: the vaccine when given shortly after contact(the transmission of infection) is effective and halts the hemorrhagic virus' progression.

The interviewee went on to same is to develop a long term or even permanent vaccine.

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16 hours ago, David66 said:

Great news.  Who developed the vaccine?

The npr.org news story that I posted has a link to a rerport in The Lancet, a medical journal. The full text of the study on the Ebola vaccine shows that many doctors were involved, but perhaps you could call it a Canadian-developed vaccine:

Funding

WHO, UK Wellcome Trust, Médecins Sans Frontières, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through the Research Council of Norway's GLOBVAC programme), and the Canadian Government (through the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, International Development Research Centre and Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32621-6/fulltext

 

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On 12/23/2016 at 8:03 AM, hasanhh said:

Even better: the vaccine when given shortly after contact(the transmission of infection) is effective and halts the hemorrhagic virus' progression.

The Ebola vaccine is 100% effective if it is given at least 10 days before exposure to the virus. 

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Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus. 16 minute audio file published on January 27, 2017.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/outbreak-snap-802-mirrors

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A story about a family of 7 who survived being infected with Ebola. Written by Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance journalist and videographer who covers human rights, politics and culture in West Africa. He is also an Ebola survivor himself. 

A Family Of Ebola Fighters: 'With God's Help, We Made It'

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/14/523437067/a-family-of-ebola-fighters-with-gods-help-we-made-it

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lnferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story by Steven Hatch, St.Martin's Press, 303 pages

A doctor's hideous experience in Liberia. Background details. Cultural obstacles.

Reviews are positive although some reviewers didn't like the style.

Well Rated.

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