Saturday, November 22, 2014

Avian influenza and Ebola update

Avian influenza has been found at a second and third location in the Netherlands:

The second is in Ter Aar - Guardian
The third is in Kamperveen, confirmed as H5N8 - De Volkskrant (in Dutch)

De Volkskrant is also reporting a new case of Ebola in Mali, and has a graphic showing the present situation.  The captions are of course in Dutch, and English language alternatives for current statistics are CDC and WHO.  The CDC site has a graphic on the right.

Friday, November 21, 2014

More resources about Ebola

The BMJ has made all its Ebola resources available free of charge, and these include guidance for healthcare workers, a clinical guide, a video guide, patient information, and all BMJ articles relating to the virus.

And via an article in International Nursing Review, I discovered the Madrid Declaration, arising from an international summit on "Nursing and the Ebola Virus".  The Declaration calls for particular action from governments, and agrees a course of action for the profession.  Those present at the meeting included the International Council of Nursing, several Spanish organisations, expert nurses in the care of Ebola patients, and Medecins Sans Frontieres.