If Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or other viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) is suspected, the ordering physician MUST contact the local zone Medical Officer of Health by the fastest means possible. ANY and ALL laboratory testing for patients with suspected EVD of VHF MUST be coordinated and approved through the local zone Medical Officer of Health.. CLS staff: Refer to the VHF Documents section of the BCERP manual for enhanced safety procedures.. ...
Examples of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) include Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Marburg and Ebola virus diseases.
What is Ebola Virus? Ebola Virus Disease, Symptoms, Causes, Care and Treatment in Pakistan Pictures Cure Researchers claim the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is rapidly and continually mutating, making it harder to diagnose and treat.
WHO has published its weekly update: Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo. Except: The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued this week with similar...
WHO AFRO has published Situation Report - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC - Sitrep 55 (2019). Excerpt: In the past week, 57 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases with an additional 46 deaths have been reported from 18...
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Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are caused by viruses from four distinct families and range in severity from relatively mild to life-threatening. When they do occur, theyre often found in people whove recently traveled internationally. Although all begin with fever and muscle aches, some viral hemorrhagic fevers progress to more serious problems, including severe internal and external bleeding (hemorrhage), widespread tissue death (necrosis), and shock. No current treatment can cure viral hemorrhagic fevers. Immunizations exist for only two of the many viral hemorrhagic fevers. Until additional vaccines are developed, the best approach is prevention.. The VHF designation includes a broad range of diseases. Signs and symptoms can vary widely, even among members of the same viral family. But VHFs do have some common characteristics, especially in their effects on your vascular system - the network of arteries, veins and capillaries that circulates blood throughout your body.. Hemorrhagic fevers ...
... (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the Ebola virus.
... (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the Ebola virus.
... (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the Ebola virus.
... (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the Ebola virus.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of febrile illnesses caused by RNA viruses from several viral families. These highly infectious viruses lead to a potentially lethal disease syndrome characterized by fever, malaise, vomiting, mucosal and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, edema, and hypotension.
Learn about viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), potentially life-threatening infections. Read about symptoms, signs, treatment, and transmission.
Viral hemorrhagic fever is the name for a number of diseases. They often include fever and bleeding. They are caused by viruses. These fevers are one of the possible causes of the Black Death (most people think it is the bubonic plague).[1] ...
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The tremendous outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa since the end of 2013 surprises by its remoteness from previous epidemics and dramatic extent. This review aims to describe the 27 manifestations of Ebola virus that arose after its discovery in 1976. It provides an update on research on the ecology of Ebola viruses, modes of contamination and human transmission of the disease that are mainly linked to close contact with an infected animal or a patient suffering from the disease. The recommendations to contain the epidemic and challenges to achieve it are reminded.
The fear associated with the recent Ebola virus epidemic triggered a renewed interest in occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers in the US, including the safety of laboratory workers in handling samples from persons under investigation for Ebola virus disease. Individuals at risk for Ebola virus disease are also at risk for several other infectious diseases with overlapping symptom profiles (such as malaria, influenza, and bacteremia) thus obligating a number of diagnostic laboratory tests. In addition, the clinical management of patients with Ebola virus disease requires ongoing laboratory testing to optimize care (such as complete blood count, coagulation testing, electrolyte analysis, etc.). Laboratory testing for suspect or confirmed Ebola virus disease patients is unfamiliar to most healthcare workers in the US, and thus determining the safest approach to this testing generated anxiety and controversy ...
The complex and unprecedented Ebola epidemic ongoing in West Africa has highlighted the need to review the epidemiological characteristics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as well as our current understanding of the transmission dynamics and the effect of control interventions against Ebola transmission. Here we review key epidemiological data from past Ebola outbreaks and carry out a comparative review of mathematical models of the spread and control of Ebola in the context of past outbreaks and the ongoing epidemic in West Africa. We show that mathematical modeling offers useful insights into the risk of a major epidemic of EVD and the assessment of the impact of basic public health measures on disease spread. We also discuss the critical need to collect detailed epidemiological data in real-time during the course of an ongoing epidemic, carry out further studies to estimate the effectiveness of interventions during past outbreaks and the ongoing epidemic, and develop large-scale modeling studies to study
Video created by Emory University for the course Ebola Virus Disease: An Evolving Epidemic. Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: Identify the clinical features of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Discuss risk assessment as it ...
Research snapshot1. Over 2,800 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); most cases are adults and 56% of cases are women. Ample information is available on the presence of EVD in bodily fluids such as blood, urine, and semen, and on the prevention of transmission from these fluids. However, information on EVD and breastmilk is limited. The current recommendation of testing breastmilk only in mothers who are known EVD survivors might be insufficient, because asymptomatic lactating mothers in households affected by EVD have also been shown to have Ebola virus-positive breastmilk. In DRC, current guidance on breastfeeding issued by the Ministry of Health and supported by the United Nations Childrens Fund recommends that, in EVD-affected households, mothers and infants who have symptoms but are Ebola virus blood-negative should continue breastfeeding.. The authors of this correspondence are concerned about these ...
On 29 December 2015, Guinea was declared free of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 1268 patients were discharged from the Ebola treatment centers (ETC). In March 2015, survivors were started to be enrolled in a follow-up study in Conakry and Macenta to describe clinical, biological, virological, immunological, and psychosocial evolution. Recruitment is still on-going and we report here the main manifestations at inclusion in the cohort.. Clinical examination, psychological (CES-D scale) and social assessment, standard biological exams and Ebola virus RNA search in body fluids (semen...) were performed in adults and children at inclusion then every 3 months.. As of 15 December 2015, 375 survivors were included. Mean age was 28.8 years (range: 1-67.4), 169 (45%) were male, 76 (20%) were children. The median delay between ETC discharge and Postebogui inclusion was 223 days (1-557 days). During the acute phase, mean viral load CT was of 33 (range: 16-36, n=53); 16 (4%) patients received favipiravir, and ...
Press Conference by Mr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Ebola Virus Disease, with updates concerning the Ebola virus outbreak.
IN THE NEWS. Note: for each of these diseases, there have been previous posts to this Health Intelligence Page. Please see those articles for background, as well as more detailed information on each disease. You can find these articles by clicking on the button marked View all Posts & Resources, found at the bottom of the In the News category, and then looking for the specific disease that matches the dates listed at the end of each of the diseases covered in this update.. Ebola. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to increase in case number and -geographic spread in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Per the DRC Ministry of Health, as of 12/17/18, the latest numbers include a total of 539 cases, with 491 of them confirmed and 48 which are probable. The official death toll is 315 since this outbreak began in August, with 267 confirmed as being from Ebola, and 48 listed as probable for it (some bodies are buried before, or are otherwise unavailable, for testing). The official number ...
The recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has ravaged many lives. Effective containment of this outbreak relies on prompt and effective coordination and communication across various interventions; early detection and response being critical to successful control. The use of information and communications technology (ICT) in active surveillance has proved to be effective but its use in Ebola outbreak response has been limited. Due to the need for timeliness in reporting and communication for early discovery of new EVD cases and promptness in response; it became imperative to empower the response team members with technologies and solutions which would enable smooth and rapid data flow. The Open Data Kit and Form Hub technology were used in combination with the Dashboard technology and ArcGIS mapping for follow up of contacts, identification of cases, case investigation and management and also for strategic planning during the response. A remarkable improvement was recorded ...
The Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has ended, with ministers of health agreeing on a range of priority actions to end the Ebola
The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the large West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak to be a community health disaster of global concern, and the spread of disease demands a synchronized response. Medical practitioners have an increased risk of contracting the disease as compared to others as they are directly exposed to patients blood or fluids. This study evaluated the knowledge of medical practitioners in Karachi regarding EVD. It was descriptive and exploratory in nature and took place over a period of 4 months, i.e., August 2016 to November 2016. The respondents were randomly selected by convenience sampling and surveyed with a 20-item questionnaire. Overall, 403 questionnaires were included in the study and a response rate of 80.6% was achieved. The majority (56.3%) considered themselves to be somewhat knowledgeable; females had more knowledge as compared to male (p < 0.003). More than 80% knew about the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Interestingly, the findings
No new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported since 17 February 2020. The last person confirmed to have Ebola was disch ➫read more
Presentation made by Usec. Garin about the current status of Ebola Virus Disease. Special presentation on government efforts to prevent the entry of Ebola in t…
Ebola virus disease is a devastating disease for those who are infected with the virus, because the case fatality rate can be as high as 90%, as seen in many
Tropical forests are undergoing land use change in many regions of the world, including the African continent. Human populations living close to forest margins fragmented and disturbed by deforestation may be particularly exposed to zoonotic infections because of the higher likelihood for humans to be in contact with disease reservoirs. Quantitative analysis of the nexus between deforestation and the emergence of Ebola virus disease (EVD), however, is still missing. The authors show how in the EVD outbreaks the index cases in humans (i.e. spillover from wildlife reservoirs) occurred mostly in hotspots of forest fragmentation.. ...
Lancet Infectious Diseases Dec 2017 Volume 17 Number 12 p1219-1318 e383-e433 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/current Articles Ring vaccination with rVSV-ZEBOV under expanded access in response to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, 2016: an operational and vaccine safety report Pierre-Stéphane Gsell, Anton Camacho, Adam J Kucharski, Conall H Watson, Aminata Bagayoko, Séverine Danmadji Nadlaou, Natalie E…
LSTMs Senior Clinical Lecturer, Dr Shevin Jacob is corresponding author on a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The paper comes during an ongoing outbreak of EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its 10th since the disease was first described in 1976. Historically, response to EVD outbreaks has centred around a strategy to identify, isolate and track patients with EVD as a means of curtailing its spread and eventually eliminating the disease. Dr Jacob and his colleagues explain that this approach, however, was often quite minimalistic when it came to supportive care for patients with EVD and occurred alongside a high mortality often fuelling community mistrust and resistance to broader outbreak control efforts. Dr Jacob and his colleagues go on further to explain that while the clinical teams including national staff, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...
Cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak continue to be reported from new (Telimele and Boffa) and some affected districts (Conakry and Macenta) that did not report cases for more than 42 days. Since the last update of Disease Outbreak News of 28 May 2014, 10 new cases and 7 new deaths have been reported.
In the randomised part of the trial we identified 4539 contacts and contacts of contacts in 51 clusters randomly assigned to immediate vaccination (of whom 3232 were eligible, 2151 consented, and 2119 were immediately vaccinated) and 4557 contacts and contacts of contacts in 47 clusters randomly assigned to delayed vaccination (of whom 3096 were eligible, 2539 consented, and 2041 were vaccinated 21 days after randomisation). No cases of Ebola virus disease occurred 10 days or more after randomisation among randomly assigned contacts and contacts of contacts vaccinated in immediate clusters versus 16 cases (7 clusters affected) among all eligible individuals in delayed clusters. Vaccine efficacy was 100% (95% CI 68·9-100·0, p=0·0045), and the calculated intraclass correlation coefficient was 0·035. Additionally, we defined 19 non-randomised clusters in which we enumerated 2745 contacts and contacts of contacts, 2006 of whom were eligible and 1677 were immediately vaccinated, including 194 ...
SummaryNational and international health authorities are currently working to control a large, ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease involving areas in West Africa.
The Ministry of Health (MOH} of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Worl.d Health Organization (WHO) wish to inform the public that currently, there is no case related to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus (MERS-CoV) infections and the Ebola Virus Disease have been detected in Cambodia, so far.. 1. MERS-CoV is a novel coronavirus that causes acute respiratory illness in infected patients. The virus was first reported by the WHO in 2012, and thus far all cases worldwide remained associated with the Arabian Peninsula. The risk of a MERS-CoV outbreak in Cambodia remains low as sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus has not been reported.. The MOHs Department of Communicable Disease Control has, since 2013, been conducting MERS-CoV dissemination workshops in close collaboration with religious leaders, for communities at risk, that cover actions that should be undertaken by pilgrims betore, during and after their Hajj and Umrah pilgrhnages to the Middle East. There is ...
As of 18:00 on 20 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 208 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 136 deaths. To date, 169 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 112 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 69 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 55 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-five (25) health care workers (HCW) have been affected (18 confirmed), with 16 deaths (12 confirmed).
As of May 5, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 235 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 157
Uganda: Joint Press Release - Clarification on the movement of an Ebola Virus Disease case who recently died in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - (20.07.2019 ...
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This briefing note is based on the existing WHO and ILO guides and recommendations for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the time of the publication. It will be updated as new information and recommendations become available.
This article is the first in a two-part series that explores how one large, integrated health care system swiftly responded to the emerging threat of Ebola virus disease. In this first article, the context and initial steps in planning staff education and training are outlined.
Sorry, as part of the ICPIC organizers, I cant stop myself to post this. At ICPIC 2015, there will be a large number of activities related to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Due to the unique experience of field workers and scientific experts present at ICPIC 2015, and considering the large demand, the organizers and scientific…
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Ebola virus disease is a fatal disease. It originates from animals and it is spread to people by through blood, fleshly fluids and dead infected bodies.
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Thucydides narrative pointedly refers to increased risk among caregivers, more typical of the person-to-person contact spread of viral hemorrhagic fever (e.g., Ebola virus disease or Marburg virus) than typhus or typhoid. Unusual in the history of plagues during military operations, besieging Spartan troops are described as not having been afflicted by the illness raging near them within the city. Thucydides description further invites comparison with VHF in the character and sequence of symptoms developed, and of the usual fatal outcome on about the eighth day. Some scientists have interpreted Thucydides expression "lugx kenē" (λύγξ κενή) as the unusual symptom of hiccups,[20] which is now recognized as a common finding in Ebola virus disease. Outbreaks of VHF in Africa in 2012 and 2014 reinforced observations of the increased hazard to caregivers and the necessity of barrier precautions for preventing disease spread related to grief rituals and funerary rites. The 2015 west African ...
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Amylase, Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Gamma Glutamyltransferase (GGT).. NOTE: WBCMP and CHEM8+ are the preferred panels for VHF patients. The WBLPP panel contains the same liver tests as WBCMP except GGT. It is not recommended to order WBCMP AND WBLPP unless amylase and GGT are critical for patient care.. CLS staff: Refer to the VHF Documents section of the BCERP manual for enhanced safety procedures.. ...
At the moment there are not many antiviral drugs for VHF. There are a few that can help in some cases, such as ribavirin for Lassa fever, but in most cases close monitoring of an infected person is the best way to ensure survival. Because VHF often affects peoples organs, medical personnel must ensure that fluids are controlled and do what they can to maintain the stability of the patient. Ebola and dengue fever are both treated through supportive care and close monitoring. Many complications can occur from VHF infections and the care and quick response of the medical staff can go far in the recovery from any type of VHF. From controlling blood pressure to stopping other infections that appear from a weakened immune system, the most important part of treatment for a serious diagnosis of VHF is a highly responsive and dedicated medical staff. Sometimes when there is organ failure, doctors may need to perform surgery to save the patients life. Kidney failure often requires waste to be drained ...