Monthly Archives: November 2020

Yellow fever – Nigeria

Reports of a cluster of deaths from an undiagnosed disease were notified on 1 November 2020 through Event Based Surveillance in two states, Delta and Enugu, located in southern Nigeria. …read more

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Life support machine helps cardiac arrest patients survive

Using a life support machine called ECMO shortly after cardiac arrest outside of a hospital improved patients’ chances of survival. …read more

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Immune cells trained in the gut protect the brain

Researchers found that the brain’s protective membranes are guarded against microbes by immune cells that are trained in the gut. …read more

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Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t benefit hospitalized COVID-19 patients

In a final analysis of study data, researchers concluded that the medication hydroxychloroquine provides no benefit to adults hospitalized with COVID-19. …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 18 November 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province. …read more

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