Tag Archives: Liberia

Ebola responders analyze data from the last outbreak to prepare for the next

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In the chaos of delayed responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, patterns emerged in data from five treatment centers across two of the three most affected countries: While women were less likely to come to an Ebola treatment center, those who did were likelier to be sick with the virus; Ebola patients between […]

Once again, “Ebola-free,” Liberia begins three months of surveillance, while Guinea and Sierra Leone see dwindling crisis, continued challenges, and CDC looks ahead

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A medical student in Guinea doesn’t reveal that he was exposed to Ebola when he’s admitted to a Conakry hospital, where he then shares a room. By the time he is diagnosed with the virus, a visitor of the roommate has fallen ill and taken a dozen taxis to a series of doctors and hospitals, transmitting […]

Expanded and supported community health workforces essential, sustainable, report says

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They deliver life-saving services daily that would otherwise be unavailable to mothers, newborns and home-bound patients in areas where distance, infrastructure and staffing shortages challenge access to health care. They deliver information, support, screening, and treatment. By preventing catastrophic illnesses, their work cuts costs for overburdened clinics, strengthen workforces, and controls public health threats. The […]

As Ebola gained ground, CDC report on healthcare resources in Liberia’s remote counties highlights vulnerabilities

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Nearly five months after Ebola came to Liberia, three doctors served four counties on Eastern border, hospital hand-washing relied on water jugs, training, surveillance, means to safely bury the dead remained nonexistent Nestled between Guinea and Sierra Leone, the Liberian county of Lofa was, along with the coastal county of Montserrado, an epicenter of the […]

The dictates of drug development, a need to invest in community health workers, the role of inequity, and deadly denialism . . . We’re reading about Ebola, and reliving history

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Ebolanomics – Nearly 40 years after Ebola was discovered in a fast-moving Zaire outbreak that took 280 lives, Western Africa has faced the largest outbreak yet since March, as the disease swept into four countries, with no proven and available treatment with which to confront it. “The lack of a treatment,” this New Yorker piece […]