North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
Source: myjoyonline. com - When the class two pupil, I choose to call Abena [not her real name] decided to go for extra classes that fateful day, it was in pursuit of her academic laurels. It was that same zeal that made her agree to follow her class teacher who took her to another classroom under the guise of teaching her. But her class teacher who also doubles as a pastor, Mr. Morrison only succeeded in putting her on the path of jeopardy.
Source: TV3network.com - Hearing of Parliament’s Privileges Committee on the matter involving Chairman of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Professor Alex Dodoo, will continue today, Thursday, July 16.
Members have accused Prof Dodoo of passing insulting comments against them after they had raised concerns about the suspended Ebola vaccine trial in the Volta Region.
Source: GNA - Miss Charity Calai, Headmistress of the Leklebi Senior High School, has explained that the recent medical examination of some students in the school was to meet admission requirements.
Source: GNA - Dr Alexis M. Nang-Beifubah, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, has called on the media to help erase the misconceptions surrounding the Ebola vaccine trials.
The health director, who was answering questions at a media briefing as to why health personnel were not used for the test process, said the vaccine would need ‘virgin grounds’ - people from the rural areas who do not have contacts with many people, to get accurate full-proof scientific results....
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Source: The Chronicle - The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako has commended Members of Parliament for pulling a break on the intended trial of the Ebola Vaccine in the Volta Region.
The NPP chairman said the move by Parliament of Ghana was in the right order, wondering how government, under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama, could allow such an exercise to be conducted in his homeland, without the necessary education and approval.
Source: myjoyonline.com - Veteran journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has stated in no uncertain terms that some MPs commenting on an Ebola vaccine trial were simply ‘ignorant’.
Big Pharma CASHING IN !!! Speculation boosts stock price! - Although there are a number of Ebola therapies in development, Tekmira's is thought to be the furthest along in the regulatory process. And there has been some speculation among scientists that it was the one given to Writebol.
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Meanwhile, the price of the company's stock has soared as media coverage of the Ebola outbreak has intensified...!
Source: Canada.com - TORONTO - A Canadian company that had been developing an Ebola drug says a clinical trial of the experimental product has been stopped.
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals says the trial was halted because it seemed clear that continuing was not likely to show that the drug works.
The drug is called TKM-Ebola. It was being tested with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
Dr. Peter Horby, the chief investigator of the trial, says the drug has not been shown to benefit patients. - Read More -
Canadian Ebola drug trial stopped
Source: CBC News - Posted:Jun 19, 2015 10:01 AM ET - Last Updated:Jun 19, 2015 10:12 AM ETA - Canadian company that had been developing an Ebola drug says a clinical trial of the experimental product has been stopped.
Burnaby, B.C.-based Tekmira Pharmaceuticals says the trial was halted because it seemed clear that continuing was not likely to show that the drug works.
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Trial of Canadian Ebola drug stopped; no overall benefit shown from TKM-Ebola, Jun 19, 2015 - Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press
Dr. Peter Horby, the chief investigator of the trial, says the drug has not been shown to benefit patients. (Sierra Leone)
Horby says data from the trial still need to be analyzed.
Horby is with the University of Oxford, which was conducting the trial. - Read More -
Dr. Boyle: "It seems to me that [the Ebola epidemic in West Africa] has U.S. biowarfare programs written all over it." (Read Here!)
...data from Harvard and Broad Institute tend to affirm the possibility of ZEBOV-Gabon/Congo coming from a microbiology lab that was involved in the Central African pandemic a decade ago. Further strengthening the case for an escape from bio-secure confinement, the White House has just ordered an.... Read More (New Window)
The "Marburg" virus was named after the location of the first outbreak in 1967 in Marburg. (Germany).
During these outbreaks, 31 people became infected and seven of them died.
Aug 26, 1976 - First known outbreak of Ebola virus in Yambuku, Zaire.
In 2009, expanded clinical trials of an Ebola and Marburg vaccine
began in Kampala, Uganda.
2013, What "vaccine" where given to the people in S.L.,G. & Liberia? 2015, Why do they wan`t the people of Ghana?
1967, when 31 people became ill in the German town of Marburg. The outbreak was traced to infected African grivets of the species ''Cercopithecus aethiops'' taken from Uganda and used in developing polio vaccines. In 1975, three people in Johannesburg, South Africa were infected by the Marburg virus. 2004-2005 Outbreak in Angola. 2007-2008 Uganda. 2008, United States. 2014: West Africa.
In the United States, the NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ranks it as a Category A Priority Pathogen and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists it as a Category A Bioterrorism Agent.
Ebola ..... or Marburg virus or simply Marburg is the common name for the the genus of virusesMarburgvirus, which contains one species, ''Lake Victoria marburgvirus''. The virus causes the disease Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF), also referred to as ''Marburg Virus Disease''. Marburg originated in Central and East Africa, and infects both human and nonhuman primates. The Marburg Virus is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola, and both are identical structurally.... Read More (new window)
Source: citifmonline.com - Parliament’s summons for a Professor at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana Professor Alex Dodoo for allegedly calling Members of Parliament (MPs) “ignorant” over their comments regarding the Ebola vaccine clinical trial has been described as “extremely amusing.”
A Research Coordinator at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Susan Adu Amankwah on Eyewitness News said: “I find it extremely amusing” because according to her, some of the comments and remarks made by some MPs on the matter did not come from “a point of knowledge.”
The Ministry of Health will from Thursday, June 18 begin a sensitisation exercise in the Greater Accra Region on the impending Ebola vaccine clinical trial.
The public education will subsequently be carried out in the Volta, Brong Ahafo and the Upper East Regions.
The exercise is aimed at disabusing the minds of Ghanaians against the perception that the vaccine trial will end up spreading the Ebola virus in Ghana.
The Health Minister, Alex Segbefia made this known on Tuesday...
Source: Daily Heritage - Parliament has summoned Health Minister, Alex Segbefia to answer nagging questions about the proposed phase one Ebola vaccine trial to be held in the Volta Region.
The minister is scheduled to appear before the House tomorrow and answer questions on the vaccine trial, which
Source: TV3network.com - The head of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has expressed surprise at calls made by members of Parliament (MPs) that the ongoing Ebola vaccine trial should be stopped.
MPs led by Ho West member Emmanuel Bedzrah on Wednesday, June 10 backed a directive by the Minister of Health to halt the trial of the Ebola
Source: kasapafmonline.com - Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Ghartey, has said there is no need for the country to entertain the ongoing Phase 1 Ebola Vaccine trial in the Volta Region.
“Mr. Speaker, Rev. Eastwood Anaba this morning said during the Memorial Service for the June 3 flood and fire disaster victims that fear of death is more serious than death. Mr. Speaker, I will also say that the fear of Ebola is even more serious than Ebola itself. Let this scourge go away from us,” he noted when
Source: adomonline.com - Private legal practitioner Kwame Boafo Akuffo says the trial of the Ebola vaccine should start with the people at the helm of affairs at the Health Ministry and other allied health agencies including the Food and Drugs Authority.
According to him, government has not investigated the vaccines well enough to know its impact and side effects on human beings.
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Marburg virus and Ebola virus are the SAME..! Read Here!