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Ebola virus: UK government response

British troops prepare for deployment to Ebola affected zone

The risk of Ebola to the general public in the UK remains very low.

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus primarily affects 3 countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Around 7,500 cases and more than 3,500 deaths are suspected in West Africa, according to the World Health Organisation (3 October). This is the largest known outbreak of Ebola.

Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation

Ebola Virus Disease

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 – The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University here yesterday.

Customs and Border Protection begins Enhanced Screening Program at JFK Airport to combat the spread of the Ebola Virus

Enhanced Ebola Screening Press Conference - CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske stands by Dr. Martin Cetron of the CDC

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection earlier today began enhanced passenger processing protocols at JFK International Airport in New York for passengers entering the United States who have traveled from or through the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  This is being done in coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

University Graduate returns to Canada after six month internship in Guyana

Carmen Pedersen, graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton

Carmen Pedersen a graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton has returned to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada after a six-month youth internship funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Separating the good from the bad in bacteria, could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases

A new microfluidic technique developed by MIT researchers to quickly sort bacteria within the same strain could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.  PHOTO: BRYCE VICKMARKNew microfluidic technique quickly distinguishes bacteria within the same strain; could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria — and sometimes both coexist within the same species. 

Roman Hall's double lung transplant has been a success.

Roman Hall Cystic Fibrosis patient

Roman Hall who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis has successfully emerged from his double lung transplant surgery.

Roman Hall's surgery began on Thursday 26, September 2013 at around 4:00 am and at 1:00 pm news of a "successful procedure” was delivered from the operating room.

Roman Hall a Cystic Fibrosis patient is awaiting a double lung transplant and needs our help NOW!

Roman Hall

Roman Hall the son of Guyanese parents is a normal 16 year old young man in every way except he suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.

Roman is the youngest of four siblings, the youngest three of whom were diagnosed with the disease shortly after birth. Angel, the eldest of the three CF patients, had two double lung transplants and is now 24 years old, the second Rojeana Auriel Hall​ died on October 14, 2012 at age 19 from complications of the disease.

Doctors from Utah provide glasses for needy in Guyana

A woman is finally able to read with new glasses donated by Utah residents

More than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses from Utah recently found new homes -- in Guyana.

Used glasses, often relegated to the backs of drawers, went to good use by people too poor to afford glasses or eye exams. Twenty-two Utahns, including several optometrists, made a humanitarian trip to provide eye care in the Third World country in South America.

Hopkins Researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud Describe First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant

Deborah Persaud, M.D

A team of researchers including Guyanese born Deborah Persaud, M.D. from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called “functional c

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