Ebola s Curse Book

Ebola s Curse

  • Author : Michael B.A. Oldstone
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128138892

Ebola s Curse Excerpt :

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 Book

Ebola s Evolution

  • Author : Michael B. A. Oldstone
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-06-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781665702492

Ebola s Evolution Excerpt :

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 Book

Shifting Economic Financial and Banking Paradigm

  • Author : Samsul Ariffin Abdul Karim
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030796105

Shifting Economic Financial and Banking Paradigm Excerpt :

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.

A Day by Day Chronicle of the 2013 2016 Ebola Outbreak Book

A Day by Day Chronicle of the 2013 2016 Ebola Outbreak

  • Author : Stephan Gregory Bullard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319765655

A Day by Day Chronicle of the 2013 2016 Ebola Outbreak Excerpt :

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 Book

Pregnant in the Time of Ebola

  • Author : David A. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319976372

Pregnant in the Time of Ebola Excerpt :

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.

Ebola Book


  • Author : Adrian Davieson, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-03-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 1508775923

Ebola Excerpt :

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

Global Efforts to Fight Ebola Book

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
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Communicable diseases
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050680714

Global Efforts to Fight Ebola Excerpt :

The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Book

The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309450065

The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Excerpt :

The most recent Ebola epidemic that began in late 2013 alerted the entire world to the gaps in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response. The regional outbreak that progressed to a significant public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) in a matter of months killed 11,310 and infected more than 28,616. While this outbreak bears some unique distinctions to past outbreaks, many characteristics remain the same and contributed to tragic loss of human life and unnecessary expenditure of capital: insufficient knowledge of the disease, its reservoirs, and its transmission; delayed prevention efforts and treatment; poor control of the disease in hospital settings; and inadequate community and international responses. Recognizing the opportunity to learn from the countless lessons of this epidemic, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in March 2015 to discuss the challenges to successful outbreak responses at the scientific, clinical, and global health levels. Workshop participants explored the epidemic from multiple perspectives, identified important questions about Ebola that remained unanswered, and sought to apply this understanding to the broad challenges posed by Ebola and other emerging pathogens, to prevent the international community from being taken by surprise once again in the face of these threats. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

In the Company of Men Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

In the Company of Men

  • Author : Véronique Tadjo
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635420968

In the Company of Men Excerpt :

Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world. Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease that neither the local healer’s potions nor the medical team’s treatments could cure. Compounding the family’s grief, experts warn against touching the sick. But this caution comes too late: the virus spreads rapidly, and the boys’ father is barely able to send his eldest daughter away for a chance at survival. In a series of moving snapshots, Véronique Tadjo illustrates the terrible extent of the Ebola epidemic, through the eyes of those affected in myriad ways: the doctor who tirelessly treats patients day after day in a sweltering tent, protected from the virus only by a plastic suit; the student who volunteers to work as a gravedigger while universities are closed, helping the teams overwhelmed by the sheer number of bodies; the grandmother who agrees to take in an orphaned boy cast out of his village for fear of infection. And watching over them all is the ancient and wise Baobab tree, mourning the dire state of the earth yet providing a sense of hope for the future. Acutely relevant to our times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, In the Company of Men explores critical questions about how we cope with a global crisis and how we can combat fear and prejudice.

The Ebola Virus and West Africa Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Ebola Virus and West Africa

  • Author : Dr. Felix I. Ikuomola
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2015-07-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491771310

The Ebola Virus and West Africa Excerpt :

The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the diseases outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks. Dr. Felix I. Ikuomola, a medical doctor who is pursuing additional advanced degrees in clinical research (UH) and surgical sciences (RCSEd/Edin), brings to bear his practice of medicine and surgery in Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia and his direct knowledge of the cultural practices and factors at play in the countries of West Africa to ground the presentation in The Ebola Virus and West Africa in the realities of the current situation in the region. The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects will provide a highly organized, comprehensive, and insightful treatment of this virulent disease and its sociocultural elements to people with medical backgrounds and to individuals desiring to understand more comprehensively the impact of this disease on West Africa. In either case, time spent with The Ebola Virus and West Africa will give you the background and analysis you need to respond intelligently to the challenges the virus presents to an increasingly globalized culture.

Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Fevers Feuds and Diamonds

  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374716981

Fevers Feuds and Diamonds Excerpt :

“Paul Farmer brings his considerable intellect, empathy, and expertise to bear in this powerful and deeply researched account of the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014. It is hard to imagine a more timely or important book.” —Bill and Melinda Gates "[The] history is as powerfully conveyed as it is tragic . . . Illuminating . . . Invaluable." —Steven Johnson, The New York Times Book Review In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. But why did it happen, and what can we learn from it? Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand—Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa’s chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice. Under formal colonial rule, disease containment was a priority but care was not – and the region’s health care woes worsened, with devastating consequences that Farmer traces up to the present. This thorough and hopeful narrative is a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public-health discussions around the world.

Ebola Book


  • Author : James Lyons-Weiler
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2015-05-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814675949

Ebola Excerpt :

The book is a narrative of the unfolding of the Ebola virus disease outbreak from a scientific view point. The author provides an analysis of the scientific basis of public health policies that have influenced the public's, and the medical community's, abilities to understand the virus and the disease. This is done in the context of providing insights into the biology of the virus, and exploring open questions, including its likely modes of transmission. The author has included citations from the scientific literature and the press, as well as quotes from expert interviews. The book will help sort out the fact from fiction, given the confusion that arose after the virus arrived in the US. The author used his objective research skills and knowledge of evolutionary genetics and molecular biology to find out what was known, and what questions remained unanswered, and even what questions remained unasked. Written in an accessible style, it is intended for the educated general public, scientists, policy makers, health care workers, and politicians. It delves into the problems of trying to derive a logic-based understanding of a highly lethal emerging disease in 2014, when research funding cuts have gutted research institutions, and when public health institutions really were woefully unprepared. It is a highly distinct narrative analysis that is sure to stimulate new research and thinking in public policy. It will inform thousands of people of the nature of the virus, how it works, in terms they are likely to be able to understand. It will allow others to rapidly catch up with the story of Ebola. Contents:Origins of the EpidemicHow Well Do We Understand the 2014 Ebolavirus?Ways in Which Ebola Guinea May Differ from Past Outbreaks: Evolution of Viral PhenotypesBiological Knowledge and Ebola Policy"How Cruel is That?"With Blinded EyesAre We Asking the Right Questions and Solving All the Right Problem(s)?Evolution is Real: Deadly Consequences of DogmaPromising TreatmentsPol

Social Mobilization and the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia Book

Social Mobilization and the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

  • Author : John Perry
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761868521

Social Mobilization and the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia Excerpt :

The book offers a summary of the EVD crisis, and the ways it was defeated by the public who were energized by the gravity of the situation. It discusses the lessons learned, the effect of the disease on children, and the way forward for the international health care system.