Experimental Drugs and Vulnerable Populations

I read a very interesting and thought provoking article this week by Fiston Mahamba, a freelance journalist in Beni ( https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/congo-becomes-testing-ground-experimental-drugs-it-fights-ebola ). His article was on the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and outlines a number of experimental drugs approved to treat people with Ebola. The current outbreak is a conflictContinue reading “Experimental Drugs and Vulnerable Populations”

Livelihood and Disease- Ebola outbreak and Challenges for Bush meat

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/health/congo-s-ebola-outbreak-poses-challenges-for-bush-meat-1.3977007 #Livelihood vs Disease #Live bush meat source of Ebola and other disease causing agents #Butchers and handlers of live bush meat at risk of contracting disease #Smoked or cooked meat low risk of disease spread #Challenges of Bush meat trade and Ebola outbreaks

Infectious Disease Management Strategies- Cholera

Did you know that; 2 billion people worldwide drink water from sources contaminated with feaces Each year approximately 2.9 million people contract cholera worldwide Approximately 80 million people live in cholera hotspots in Africa Approximately 95 000 people die from cholera each year Today’s entry looks at cholera and why this infectious disease is stillContinue reading “Infectious Disease Management Strategies- Cholera”