When SARS broke out in 2002, face masks were quickly adopted to prevent the spread of the life threatening respiratory disease. At first, the scene of crowds wearing identical white and blue face masks was unsettling reminder of the ensuing epidemic.
we are a group of homeopathic professionals and doctors who are asking that WHO and other agencies test homeopathic medicines in the field, if we look at the past performance of homeopathy in the epidemics of the past it has always performed well,in
September 8th to 21st, with the support of Urgent Africa Fund Africa (UAF Africa), I travelled to Liberia to carry out a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) intervention. It had three components: i) carry out a rapid assessment of the MHP
Have a question-anyone know of any biomarkers that show on the skin prior to full onset of symptoms ? Such as Histamine, or proteins, anything that a scanner might be able to pick up at a distance. Remote sensors can pick up trace minerals in rocks
In late September, Sierra Leone instituted a national 3-day lockdown the goals of which were:
1. volunteers circulated to educate households
2. isolate the sick
3. remove the dead
Many residents reported suffering hardship during the curfew du
I hope someone is looking at Security issues -especially if Militant groups are in the areas-they tend to feed off the mistrust and fear associated with things like this
You need some really good PR types to keep the population informed and not beco
The idea is to use existing approved vaccines (such as MMR or flu vaccines) to induce non-specific protective antiviral responses of the innate immune system in persons exposed to Ebolavirus. The pathogenicity of Ebolavirus infection is thought to be
Currently space suit appearance, frightening foreign, even more freightening for children. Child friendly dress codes long used in Pediatric Hospitals. Respectful use of cultural iconic patterns for PPE. Explore if spray painting can be economic proc
All you need to do is drive through Sierra Leone and Liberia or go to the markets to find bush meat. If the current academic thought is that the virus is transmitted through fruit bats which are eaten in some of these areas or the fruit contaminated
How do you train people very quickly on how germs can travel around a patient. Yes, you can give them gloves, but that's only 20% of the solution.
Paint is CHEAP!
Apparently not everyone is a germaphobe like me. You can use paint in 2 very impo
The key to an effective response is to limit transmission. Quarantine requires providing food for everyone, which is the largest scale essential activity, so we focus on leveraging early detection of illness and subsequent isolation and care on the f
I read somewhere (CDC?) that Ebola was susceptible to ultraviolet light and dry conditions, and only remained active for six days.
In all the furor of the crisis, has anyone tested other natural and old fashioned remedies listed above.
I am not that familiar with the disease process but I have some knowledge of TH. and wondering about its use-especially in last ditch efforts. TH has the ability to protect vital organs from damage by shutting systems down and reducing oxygen demands
I began to dig into the outbreak's backstory: Why here? Why now? West Africa has been on the radar of environmental scientists and conservation biologists for just such an outbreak for years. Massive deforestation combined with migrating bat popul
Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of the World Health Organization, has outlined three numbers for slowing the spread of Ebola: 70, 70 and 60. To bring the epidemic under control, officials should ensure that at least 70 percent of Ebola-vict
and Koinadugu District http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/10/10/the-fight-to-save-the-last-ebola-free-district-in-sierra-leone/
This could also be relevant for Ebola, which also is an RNA virus:
The body's initial "vaccine-reaction" against HIV could be prolonged if the viruses were inactivated. In comparison, the polioviruses can be inactivated by cleavage