Ebola s Curse

Ebola s Curse
Author: Michael B.A. Oldstone,Madeleine R. Oldstone
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-07-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128138892

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Ebola‘s Curse: 2013-2016 Outbreak in West Africa is about hemorrhagic fever viruses, especially Ebola, its initial origin in central Africa 1976, its unprecedented appearance in West Africa in 2013. The book records in sequence and detective style how the initial outbreak of Ebola from the index case in rural Guinea traveled to Sierra Leone, the work and fate of those working in the Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) isolation ward in Sierra Leone. The book provides vignettes of the three main players involved with Ebola at KGH, Sheik Khan, Pardis Sabeti, and Robert Garry. Khan was the head of the unit, declared a national hero by his Sierra Leone government. He died fighting Ebola and was/is recognized in the USA by American societies by awards created for his historic work and death. Pardis Sabeti, a geneticist from Harvard and Broad MIT Institute, who was honored as a "Scientist of the Year" by Time Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute. Robert Garry, head of the operation to fight hemorrhagic fevers and Ebola, shuttled between Tulane University, KGH, and The White House to make aware through the press and others the dilemma and tragedy that was unfolding, and the need to obtain additional medical and health care support and supplies. Sabeti and Garry currently work with Oldstone on Ebola at KGH and thus personal communication and knowledge was/is available to the author for the book. Includes perspectives from the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa Provides a detailed overview of the origins of Ebola virus through present day discoveries Written with an integrative approach, incorporating scientific research with insights from the field on Public Health and Medical History

Ebola s Evolution

Ebola   s Evolution
Author: Michael B. A. Oldstone,Madeleine Rose Oldstone
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-06-04
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781665702492

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This book provides an intimate portrait of multiple outbreaks of Ebola in Africa and reveals how the results of that experience can help us fight COVID-19. Michael B.A. Oldstone, who led the Viral-Immunobiology Laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute worked with Ebola, teams up with Madeleine Rose Oldstone to give a detailed account of the 2013-2016 and 2018-2020 Ebola outbreaks. The authors trace the origin of the disease, its spread like a tsunami thru Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the collapse of economies, and the development of anti-viral therapies against Ebola. They compare the outbreaks of one of the world’s deadliest viruses with today’s struggle to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. You will gain intimate knowledge of a deadly pathogen that devastated a region of the world that lacks resources to fight it, and learn why the world was unprepared for the Ebola outbreak. You will meet people who fought heroically with limited resources, including Sheik Kahn who died fighting Ebola and was declared a national hero by the Sierra Leone government, Pardis Sabeti, a geneticist working in infectious diseases from Harvard and MIT who was named “Scientist of the Year” by Time magazine, and Robert Garry, who headed the fight against viral hemorrhagic diseases and kept the White House and the press informed. Sabeti and Garry worked with Oldstone and provided information about the outbreak to the authors, making the narrative particularly incisive and timely. Ebola’s Evolution will give you a fast paced, detailed, and fascinating picture of a feared disease that killed thousands of people and threatening to become a global pandemic before it was stopped.

Shifting Economic Financial and Banking Paradigm

Shifting Economic  Financial and Banking Paradigm
Author: Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2021-08-13
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783030796105

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This book presents the main ideas on shifting the economy, finance, and banking sectors among ASEAN countries into a new paradigm. Since the economy and finance, as well as the banking sector in the ASEAN region, have been growing years by years, there is the need for the policymakers and relevant agencies to study the ideas on shifting the ASEAN economy, finance, and banking towards globalization through a new paradigm. Furthermore, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected not just human lives but also the economic and financial sectors. Because of COVID-19, most countries around the world have imposed lockdown and moving control order (MCO) as well as conditionally moving control order (CMCO). In this book, we tackle the main ideas on shifting the economy, finance, and banking sectors among ASEAN countries into a new paradigm. The researchers used econometric, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative sciences to study many economic, finance, and banking issues such as cryptocurrency, consumer preferences, and good governance. This book presents various new and novel results, methods, and algorithms. The findings of this book shall benefit the ASEAN policymakers, investors, and other relevant agencies. This book is also suitable for postgraduate students, researchers, and other scientists who work in econometric, finance, banking, and numerical simulation.

There s More to Fear than Fear Itself Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

There s More to Fear than Fear Itself  Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century
Author: Izabela Dixon,Selina E.M. Doran,Bethan Michael
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781848884045

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A Day by Day Chronicle of the 2013 2016 Ebola Outbreak

A Day by Day Chronicle of the 2013 2016 Ebola Outbreak
Author: Stephan Gregory Bullard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-04-12
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783319765655

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This powerful history describes the daily progression of the Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa and struck Europe and America from December 2013 to June 2016. A case study on a massive scale, it follows the narratives of numerous patients as well as the journey of physicians and scientists from discovery to action and from tracking to containment. The unfolding story reveals ever-shifting complexities such as the varied paths the infection took from country to country, the multiple responses of community members, and the occurrence of flare-ups when the outbreak was seemingly over. The book’s finely-documented present-tense reporting records key facts, events, and observations, including: Routes of Ebola transmission, incubation, symptoms, short- and long-term effects on survivors Early attempts to understand and contain the virus and curb practices contributing to its spread Medical, governmental, and public responses, from local education programs to global efforts Communication and conflict between healthcare workers and communities Social and economic outcomes of Ebola in the affected nations Ebola remains incurable, although a vaccine is now available. For members of the medical community, public health officials, medical historians, scholarly professionals, and interested laypeople, A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak makes starkly clear what we can learn from these events not only for future outbreaks of Ebola, but also for the emergence of as-yet unknown diseases.

Pregnant in the Time of Ebola

Pregnant in the Time of Ebola
Author: David A. Schwartz,Julienne Ngoundoung Anoko,Sharon A. Abramowitz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2019-01-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783319976372

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This comprehensive account of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history examines its devastating effects on West Africa’s most vulnerable populations: pregnant women and children. Noted experts across disciplines assess health care systems’ responses to the epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, emphasizing key areas such as pregnancy, prenatal services, childbirth, neonatal care, and survivor health among pregnant and non-pregnant women. The 30 chapters hone in on gender-based social issues exacerbated during the outbreak, from violence against women and girls to barriers to female education. At the same time, chapters pinpoint numerous areas for service delivery and policy improvements for more coordinated, effective, and humane actions during future pandemics. A sampling of the topics: Ebola virus disease: perinatal transmission and epidemiology Comprehensive clinical care for children with Ebola virus disease Maternal and reproductive rights: Ebola and the law in Liberia Ebola-related complications for maternal, newborn, and child health service delivery and utilization in Guinea The Ebola epidemic halted female genital cutting in Sierra Leone—temporarily Maternity care for Ebola at Médecins Sans Frontières centers Stigmatization of pregnant women with and without Ebola Exclusion of women and infants from Ebola treatment trials Role of midwives during the Ebola epidemic Pregnant in the Time of Ebola is a powerful resource for public health specialists, anthropologists, social scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, nurses, midwives, and governmental and non-governmental agency staff studying the effects of the epidemic on women and children as a result of the most widespread Ebola outbreak to date.


Author: Adrian Davieson, Ph.D.
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2015-03-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1508775923

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In West Africa, a curse has hit its shores and terrain, and is taking the lives of its inhabitants in untold numbers. Its name is Ebola and it has claimed the lives of 11,000 Africans; and over 30,000 have been infected. Since its first outbreak in 1976, Ebola has destroyed families, ruined economies, and rendered women widows, and children orphans. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), are overwhelmed. Ebola has no cure! Experimental drugs, rehydration, safe burials, and quarantine, are the only answers yet. The fatality rate is 90% and the mortality rate hovers around 54% and 62%! Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are bedeviled by the curse of Ebola. As Africans continue to die of Ebola, Westerners who contract the disease are cured! Why are Africans dying of the disease and Americans who contract it living? Is there a conspiracy to let Africans who contract the disease die? Thomas Eric Duncan who did not display the symptoms of Ebola when he arrived in the U.S. dies in Dallas at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, unsaved! Months before, three Americans who contracted the disease lived! Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leonean doctor who lives in the U.S. contracts the disease in Sierra Leone and returns to the U.S. only to die of the disease! Where is the cure that saved the lives of Americans that can't save Africans? This book unravels the mysteries surrounding the experimental drug, Zmapp, and why it can't save the lives of Africans but can save Americans! Countries like Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali, that also experienced the curse of Ebola, are discussed to see how they contained and eradicated the disease from their shores, and declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization. The influence of colonial masters and how they set the stage for future problems in West Africa, is also discussed in this book. As the scourge, snare and stigma associated with Ebola continues, Africans are left to bear the brunt, at home and abroad. The already stigmatized African is faced with another humiliating stigma that he must survive in his chosen diaspora! The book takes a digressive look at the ongoing police brutality and the continuous killing of unarmed black men in the U.S. and how grand juries across the U.S., do not charge the homicidal police officers. The book also takes a keen look at the testy and volatile relationship between police and black communities across the U.S. The link between Ebola and police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men in the U.S. are discussed in details, in this intriguing book. The unimportance of the lives of blacks, in the U.S. is compared to the stigma suffered by Africans because of Ebola.

Global Efforts to Fight Ebola

Global Efforts to Fight Ebola
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015
Genre: Communicable diseases
ISBN: STANFORD:36105050680714

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