Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth physician to die of the disease since the epidemic hit Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization said it was unable to pay to transport her to Germany, where she could have received treatment.
The deaths are this outbreak’s first cases reported outside of West Africa. More than 1,400 people have died so far, in the virus’ deadliest outbreak ever.
On Sunday it was announced the man would receive the experimental Zmapp treatment, which the U.S. has now authorized for use in Liberia. However, the firm behind the serum said its supply has been exhausted.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
The World Health Organization is seeking “responsible” recommendations from a medical ethics panel on how — or if — to use experimental drugs against the growing outbreak.
“If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic,” the director-general of the World Health Organization said Friday.
Doctor Sheik Umar Khan has helped save more than 100 people.
The doctor and “national hero” leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone contracted the deadly virus around July 23. The doctor died on July 29.
“PrEP should be considered as an additional choice for preventing HIV infection alongside and together with the use of condoms and other prevention options,” WHO said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
UPDATE: The World Health Organization reports more than 2,000 have the disease and at least 1,145 people have died. WHO says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
For the Syrian children who have survived the bombings, shootings, and kidnappings ripping apart their country, diseases like polio, malnutrition, and gender-based violence continue to erode any semblance of a normal life.
You really shouldn’t smoke. The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths each year in the United States alone.
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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.
The move came Thursday as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
In a statement sent to member countries, WHO says it decided to raise the pandemic alert level from phase 5 to 6, meaning that a global outbreak of swine flu has begun. The decision was made after the U.N. health agency held an emergency meeting on swine flu with its experts.