Public Health

  • AOHP Announces Position Statement on Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
    The executive board of directors for the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) recently adopted a new position statement on Standards for Adult Immunization Practice. In its Standards for Adult Immunization Practice, AOHP strongly supports, ...More
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  • Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection
    Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and ...More
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  • Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation
    While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of ...More
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  • Men in Recovery From Ebola Should Wear Condoms for at Least Three Months
    A new article reports that despite a clear lack of research on male survivors of Ebola, the current recommended practice of waiting at least three months after recovery to have unprotected sex should be upheld. This study was published today in Reproductive Sciences, a SAGE ...More
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  • Simulation Exercises Help Healthcare Workers to Prepare to Confront Ebola
    Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication. Mamo ...More
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  • Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries
    Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled Dec. 10-11, 2014 for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to ...More
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  • Ebola Virus May Replicate in an Exotic Way
    University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as Ebola, measles and rabies. The mechanism may be a possible target for new ...More
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Country That Knows How to Beat Ebola
    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge and the people needed to stop an outbreak – plus strong technical assistance and support from ...More
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  • Survivors Fight Ebola Stigma, Provide Patient Care
    The case fatality rate in West Africa’s ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized – hides a hopeful statistic:  the fact that many Ebola patients survive. There now are thousands of Ebola survivors. ...More
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