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Heart Drug May Cure Ebola
Heart drug may cure Ebola, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool and Public Health England. Julian Hiscox and Roger Hewson have discovered that the cardiac glycoside drug ouabain acts against the key VP24 protein that enables Ebola virus to replicate. Ouabain has a long history in folk medicine and has been used by some Somali tribesman as a poison that is placed on arrow tips used to hunt big game in Africa. The post Heart Drug May Cure Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola heart drug Julian Hiscox ouabain Roger Hewson VP24 Source Type: blogs

Update: September 12, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 10 to September 12, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (13 updates) 13 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (201 updates) 77 Diseases124 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (2 updates) 2 New Bacteria Added (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, September 11, 2014
From MedPage Today: Azithromycin Linked to Belly Blockage in Infants. Infants who received azithromycin (Zithromax) in the early days of life were at an increased risk for developing infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS). Singulair Doesn’t Ease Wheeze in Most Kids. Intermittent montelukast (Singulair) didn’t alleviate wheezing in children, except possibly for those with a specific genetic mutation. Single-Pill HIV Therapy Proves Less Toxic. An investigational single-pill regimen for HIV — the first to be based on a protease inhibitor — was less toxic than a similar regimen using separate ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 11, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Infectious disease Pulmonology Source Type: blogs

The CDC: A Truly Corrupt and Dangerous Organization
Conclusion It is clear that the CDC cannot be trusted when it comes to giving advice about vaccinations. Over the years, evidence has shown that the CDC continually lies, withholds evidence and fixes data to obtain the results that they want to achieve. Due to their continual dishonesty, many children have suffered lifelong disabilities as a result. Although, for many of their parents, the latest revelations have offered a glimmer of hope in a very dark world, it has also caused many parents to just break down and weep, like one mother known to myself. This is a tragic waste of the future potential of thousands of children...
Source: vactruth.com - September 11, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England Tags: Christina England Top Stories autism Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guillian-Barre syndrome miscarriage Polio Thimerosal truth about vaccines Vaccine-associated Polio Paralysis (VAPP) Source Type: blogs

Update: September 10, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 8 to September 10, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (183 updates) 26 Diseases157 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (2 updates) 1 Interacting drugs – New1 Susceptibility database – New Microbiology – Bacteria (4 updates) 1 New Bacteria Added2 Bacteria1 Microbes – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, September 10, 2014
From MedPage Today: Bone Drugs Work; Effects and Risks Vary. Treatments for osteoporosis vary widely in terms of risk-benefit profile. Red Carpet Paves Way to Research $$$. Viewers of Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) fourth 1-hour live prime-time commercial-free program — telecast over more than 30 broadcast and cable networks Friday night — pledged more than $109 million, with about $82 million slated for translational cancer research projects in the U.S. and about $27 million for Canadian researchers. Polypills on FDA Docket: One Pill Panacea? Will fixed-dose polypills safely and effectively reduce the ris...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Endocrinology Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

4 reasons why the Ebola vaccine won’t matter
“Dr. Sevilla, what do you think about the Ebola virus,” a patient recently asked me. My patient and I talked about the recent news reports stating that over 1,500 people have died because of the virus. “There’s a vaccine that’s being developed,” I told my patient. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 8, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: September 8, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 6 to September 8, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (206 updates) 77 Diseases129 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Organizations Respond to CMS
  September 2nd marked the last day for comments on CMS’ proposed rule to eliminate the accredited continuing medical education (CME) exemption from Sunshine Act reporting.  In an overwhelming display of support for the exemption, over 800 comments were submitted encouraging the agency to either maintain or expand the current exclusion. -Total comments supporting maintenance or expansion of the CME exemption:  820 -Total comments supporting elimination of the CME exemption:  approximately 20 -Percentage of comments supporting the CME exemption: 98% We have followed this issue closely, and recentl...
Source: Policy and Medicine - September 8, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs

Update: September 6, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 4 to September 6, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (365 updates) 65 Diseases300 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (22 updates) 2 New Drugs Added2 Drugs5 New Drug Synonyms Added6 Antibiotic testing standards – New3 Antibiotic testing standards – Update3 Drug interactions – New1 Susceptibility database – New (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Update: September 4, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: September 2 to September 4, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (180 updates) 1 New Diseases Added1 Clinical note62 Diseases116 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, September 4, 2014
From MedPage Today: Battle Over Abortion Clinic Restrictions Heats Up. The nation’s fight over abortion continues unabated, but the battleground has shifted — instead of seeking to limit who can obtain abortions, the latest legal attacks on abortion now focus on who can perform them. CDC Head: Ebola Likely to Worsen. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to get worse in the next few weeks, according to CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD. Visceral Fat and Hypertension: A Link? Visceral adipose tissue, rather than body mass index (BMI) or overall subcutaneous fat, was associated with the development of hyperten...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 4, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Heart Infectious disease OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

British Ebola Patient Will Pooley Released From Hospital
British Ebola patient Will Pooley released from hospital today, according to news reports. Pooley was admitted to a London hospital on August 24, 2014 and received several doses of ZMAPP, the experimental Ebola treatment drug also given to Americans Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Pooley was treated sufficiently early in his course that he avoided hemorrhage and the end-stage cardiac, liver, and renal failure that marks the disease. The post British Ebola Patient Will Pooley Released From Hospital appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cured Ebola hospital released Will Pooley ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Ebola in the United States: A reason not to panic
If an ill patient, who unexpectedly has Ebola, landed in Memphis, it is likely that my partner or I would see him. We work as infectious disease doctors at the hospital closest to the airport. The Ebola patient would present with fever, nausea and vomiting, indistinguishable from a flu or a viral illness that hundreds of patients present with each day at our hospitals. But over a few days of the illness, the Ebola virus would take a devastating toll on my patient’s body. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 3, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Ebola Strikes Second American Doctor
Ebola strikes second American doctor on Liberia is the report out of Monrovia. The physician was working in the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly but was not working in the Ebola ward. Rather, he was providing obstetrical care on supposedly uninfected patients. The physician voluntarily isolated himself when he first experienced symptoms and is now in the Ebola ward that held Brantly and healthcare worker Nancy Writebol. It is not clear at this time whether arrangements will be made to transport the physician, who was working for Samaritan’s Purse, back to the United States for treatment at Emory University Hospital....
Source: Inside Surgery - September 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola Emory Liberia Samaritan' s Purse second doctor Source Type: blogs

Update: September 2, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 31 to September 2, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (93 updates) 39 Diseases54 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - September 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Nigerian Doctor Contracts Ebola
The Nigerian doctor who took care of a Nigerian doctor who got the disease from a international health official has been diagnosed with Ebola today. Health officials are unanimous in their assessment that the crisis is deepening. The disease is marked by cardiac, liver, and renal failure in the setting of uncontrolled hemorrhage. The post Nigerian Doctor Contracts Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease diagnosis doctor Ebola Nigeria spreading Source Type: blogs

Top Ten Insights for Digital Health Innovators from the Next Generation Point of Care Diagnostics Conference
Cambridge HealthTech Institute (CHI) invited me to attend their Next Generation Point of Care Diagnostics Conference and I came away thoroughly impressed with the content, speakers, and organization. Since I chair several conferences a year I know how hard it is to pull off a good one so I’d like to thank CHI for a job well done. While I took the notes and attended the event, this post was written by HITSphere‘s Vik Subbu, our Digital Health editor that focuses on Bio IT and Pharma IT. Bio IT, Pharma IT, Health IT, and MedTech are all going to be merging over the next few years and Vik will be helping our audie...
Source: The Healthcare IT Guy - September 1, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shahid N. Shah Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, September 1, 2014
From MedPage Today: ZMapp Ebola Drug Effective in Macaques. A controversial cocktail of Ebola antibodies was safe and highly effective in saving the lives of rhesus macaques, even as the animals neared death from the virus. Depression in Cancer Common But Untreated. The vast majority of clinically depressed cancer patients receive no treatment for the depression, a retrospective study of 21,000 cancer patients showed. More Data to Be Kept from Doc Payments Database. A new problem has emerged with the federal government’s Open Payments system, which is supposed to go live Sept. 30 and disclose payments to physicians...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 1, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Cancer Infectious disease Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Update: August 31, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 29 to August 31, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (2 updates) 2 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (67 updates) 26 Diseases41 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 31, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Can the Ebola epidemic promote the development of medicine?
Having been born and raised in the United States, I have become accustomed to the reputation of the U.S. as being ahead of the curve in terms of advances in numerous fields including medicine, and the research that we produce in these fields strongly backs up this claim. I have been reminded of this over the past few days while following coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 31, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Ebola in Senegal
is now being reported by health authorities there. This case occurred in a 21 year old student from Guinea and was discovered one week after Senegal closed its borders to the African nations most hard hit by the outbreak. The patient was discovered when he presented to health officials for a checkup. He is now being kept in isolation at Fann Hospital. Ebola presents with non-specific symptoms initially and can progress to hemorrhage and cardiac, liver, and renal failure. The post Ebola in Senegal appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 29, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease closed borders Ebola Fann Hospital Senegal Source Type: blogs

Update: August 29, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 29 to August 29, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (6 updates) 6 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (120 updates) 37 Diseases83 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Why Liberians raided the Ebola clinic
“No Ebola in West Point” was the reported cry of the local crowd that attacked a quarantine center and freed patients in a township near Liberia’s capital.  Their words signaled skepticism toward the Liberian government and disbelief in the spread of the Ebola virus. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 29, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Ebola in Southern Nigeria
is being reported by health officials. In an ominous development, a patient with Ebola in Lagos purposefully evaded quarantine and left the capital to travel to the southern part of the country where he infected a local physician. The physician’s wife is now showing signs of the disease also, which is marked by fevers, nausea, vomiting and in later stages heart, liver, and kidney failure. The post Ebola in Southern Nigeria appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola infected physician Nigeria spreading Source Type: blogs

Primerdesign Releases genesig 16, World’s Cheapest Real-Time PCR Machine (VIDEO)
Primerdesign, a company out of Southampton, UK, is releasing the world’s cheapest real-time PCR machine, the genesig q16. The q16, at only $6,500, is designed for use with the company’s kits that include over 400 different tests, including tests for infectious disease screening and food and water safety testing. The device has no moving parts, features 16 wells, and operates in silence, producing accurate results in less than two hours. Here’s a promo video for the genesig q16:   Product page: genesig q16… Press release: Primerdesign Launch World’s Most Affordable Real-Time PCR Machine…...
Source: Medgadget - August 28, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Genetics Pathology Source Type: blogs

Drug Repurposing
A reader has sent along the question: "Have any repurposed drugs actually been approved for their new indication?" And initially, I thought, confidently but rather blankly, "Well, certainly, there's. . . and. . .hmm", but then the biggest example hit me: thalidomide. It was, infamously, a sedative and remedy for morning sickness in its original tragic incarnation, but came back into use first for leprosy and then for multiple myeloma. The discovery of its efficacy in leprosy, specifically erythema nodosum laprosum, was a complete and total accident, it should be noted - the story is told in the book Dark Remedy. A physicia...
Source: In the Pipeline - August 28, 2014 Category: Chemists Tags: Clinical Trials Source Type: blogs

Update: August 27, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 25 to August 27, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (4 updates) 4 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (187 updates) 64 Diseases123 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

British Ebola Patient Given ZMAPP
British Ebola patient given ZMAPP, according to press reports today. Nurse Will Pooley was infected while working in an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone and was transported by the Royal Air Force to a specialty unit in London over the weekend. Although no further supplies of ZMAPP were said to be available from the manufacturer, British physicians and scientists began an international outreach to colleagues after Pooley’s arrival in the UK to locate doses of the experimental drug. The patient is reportedly stable at this time and sitting up in bed reading and conversing with staff. Doctors say they plan to give additiona...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 27, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Ebola experimental drug Sierra Leone Will Pooley ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Antimicrobial treatment of infective endocarditis: an update
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 26, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: cardiovascular infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 045
Welcome to the 45th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the R&R project or check out the f...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 25, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anand Swaminathan Tags: Clinical Research Emergency Medicine Intensive Care R&R in the FASTLANE critical care Education literature recommendations Research and Review Source Type: blogs

Limning Autonomy in Surgery
Several years ago while still a surgery resident I was stuck with a needle while operating on a patient with hepatitis C and HIV. The infectious disease team at that institution started me immediately on the latest anti-retroviral cocktail to decrease my chances of becoming infected with HIV. I took the cocktail for about a week and then, unable to tolerate the horrible gastrointestinal side-effects,... // Read More » (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 25, 2014 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Christian Vercler Tags: Health Care autonomy bioethics Ethical Method / Grounding patient-surgeon relationship surgery surgical ethics syndicated Source Type: blogs

Update: August 25, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 23 to August 25, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (44 updates) 10 Diseases34 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Ebola Cases Reported in Congo
Ebola cases reported in Congo according to health officials there. Two patients have tested positive for the disease and are now under quarantine. It is unclear if the cases in the central African country are related to the West Africa outbreak that has killed more than 1200 people. Widespread Ebola in the Congo would be ominous as it shares a border with 9 other countries. Congo has had three previous outbreaks. The post Ebola Cases Reported in Congo appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 25, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Congo Ebola outbreak Source Type: blogs

Update: August 23, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 21 to August 23, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (112 updates) 37 Diseases75 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Ebola Spreading In Nigeria
Ebola spreading in Nigeria, health officials in that country are reporting. To date, all cases can be traced back to the attempt of naturalized United States citizen Patrick Sawyer to knowingly elude his Ebola isolation to travel back in the US. In the most recent development, spouses of two Nigerian healthcare workers who were infected by Sawyer have also developed the disease. As none of the spouses were put into isolation before this recent diagnosis, several dozen more people who were in contact with the infected spouses are now being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms. The post Ebola Spreading In Nigeria appeare...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola healthcare workers Nigeria Patrick sawyer spouses spreading Source Type: blogs

Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 22, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Tags: gastroenterology infectious disease Source Type: blogs

Update: August 21, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 19 to August 21, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (3 updates) 3 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (121 updates) 50 Diseases71 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Kent Brantly, MD, Leaving Hospital Today
Kent Brantly, MD, is leaving Emory University Hospital today, cured from Ebola, the deadly hemorrhagic fever he contracted in Liberia. Ebola is marked by initial symptoms such as fever, muscle pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It then progresses to organ system failure including the cardiac, renal, liver, and pulmonary systems. In some patients, uncontrolled hemorrhage occurs from the skin, eyes, mouth, and rectum. The post Kent Brantly, MD, Leaving Hospital Today appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 21, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease cured discharge Ebola Emory kent brantly leaving hospital Source Type: blogs

Experimental Drug Shown to Be Effective in Marburg Virus Disease Similar to Ebola
Reports published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine have shown that an experimental drug being manufactured by Tekmira pharmaceuticals was very effective in halting the disease process of the Marburg virus in monkeys. Marburg virus is an RNA virus very similar to Ebola that causes a hemorrhagic illness that is almost always fatal. Thomas W. Geisbert and colleagues have shown that a drug using RNA interference was able to save all monkeys infected with Marburg virus while none of the monkeys who did not receive the drug survived. The post Experimental Drug Shown to Be Effective in Marburg Virus Disease Sim...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola experimental drug filovirus Marburg RNA interference tekmira Thomas Geisbert Source Type: blogs

Ebola Animal Vector Likely Bats
Ebola animal vector is likely bats, according to the most recent thinking from disease ecologists. This would explain how the Ebola Zaire strain of the disease disease, which before the current outbreak, was unknown in West Africa, migrated from the Congo, almost 2500 miles away. African fruit bat The post Ebola Animal Vector Likely Bats appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire animal bats Ebola vector Zaire strain Source Type: blogs

Myanmar and Vietnam Testing Patients for Ebola
Myanmar and Vietnam are holding several patients in isolation after testing them for the presence of the Ebola virus. Reportedly, patients arrived from Nigeria and developed fevers. Myanmar has only the most rudimentary healthcare system and likely would have resources quickly depleted if there a significant number of patients developed the disease. The post Myanmar and Vietnam Testing Patients for Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola myanmar patients testing vietnam Source Type: blogs

California Patient Being Tested for Ebola
Officials at the South Sacramento Medical Center are being tight-lipped about a patient being tested for Ebola virus infection. The California patient is not being identified by gender or age and Kaiser Permanente officials are only saying that the patient may have been exposed to Ebola virus and every precaution is being taken to insure the safety of the hospital caregivers and community. The post California Patient Being Tested for Ebola appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola Kaiser Permanente Sacramento tested Source Type: blogs

Ebola Patients at Emory No Longer Contagious
In a report from Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are recovering so well from Ebola that they are now considered to be immune and no longer able to transmit the disease to another person. The post Ebola Patients at Emory No Longer Contagious appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire contagious Ebola immune kent brantly nancy writebol Source Type: blogs

Cameroon Closes Borders with Nigeria in Ebola Crisis
Cameroon has closed all borders with Nigeria in an effort to prevent the spread of Ebola into Cameroon, which has yet to report a case of the hemorrhagic viral fever. Government official Issa Tchiroma Bakary comments. The post Cameroon Closes Borders with Nigeria in Ebola Crisis appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire borders cameroon closed Ebola Issa Bakary Nigeria Source Type: blogs

Air France Flight Attendants Refusing to Fly to West Africa
Some flight attendants working for Air France are refusing assignments and calling for a suspension of flights to the West African nations of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. British Airways and Emirates have already curtailed flights to the region, but Air France is notable as it is the largest European carrier to West Africa. Employment rules covering the flight attendants allow for refusal of assignments if the person feels their health is in immediate or grave danger. Sophie Gorins of the Air France flight staff union SNGAF comments. Please also see Ebola Expert Never Told of Experimental Drug Before His Death The p...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Air France flight attendants guinea Nigeria refusing SNGAF Sophie Gorins west africa Source Type: blogs

Ebola Expert Never Told of Experimental Drug Before His Death
Ebola expert Dr. Sheik Umar Khan was never told by his physicians that a dose of an experimental drug that likely saved two Americans was at his bedside and available for use. One dose of ZMAPP happened to be in Sierra Leone when Dr. Khan fell ill. There was a wide-ranging discussion between the World Health Organization and his bedside doctors concerning the ethics of trying a drug never before tested in humans. Despite disagreement as to the proper course, the bedside physicians decided against even discussing the possibility of its use with Dr. Khan, who worsened and died 48 hours later. The day after Dr. Khan’s p...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire ethics kent brantly nancy writebol Sheik Umar Khan Sierra Leone world health organization ZMAPP Source Type: blogs

Update: August 19, 2014
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 18 to August 19, 2014 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (5 updates) 5 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (278 updates) 28 Diseases250 Country notesMap (Source: GIDEON blog)
Source: GIDEON blog - August 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs

Nigerian Doctors Continuing Strike During Ebola Crisis Fired
Nigerian officials have fired 16,000 physicians who continued their strike as the Ebola virus hit Lagos. The physicians went out a nationwide strike before the first case of Ebola was diagnosed, but ignored requests from the government to resume their duties to help contain the disease. The post Nigerian Doctors Continuing Strike During Ebola Crisis Fired appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Ebola fired Nigerian physicians strike Source Type: blogs

Big and Little Pharma Race for Ebola Vaccines and Cures
For a really good summary of what drug manufacturers big and small are doing to develop Ebola vaccines and drugs to stem the growing catastrophe of the Ebola virus outbreak, read this article by Scott Gottlieb, MD. He discusses the recent donation of 1000 doses of a vaccine developed by the Canadian government, the status of the ZMAPP drug given to Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, vaccine efforts by Danish firm Bavarian Nordic, phase I clinical trials being planned for a vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and the unfortunate discontinuation of an Ebola treatment made by Sarepta because of a lack of fund...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 19, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire Bavarian Nordic Canadian government Ebola sarepta Scott Gottlieb vaccines ZMAPP Source Type: blogs