A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks. The patient is now being treated at the Monrovia Medical Unit, a U.S.-built field hospital.
Maintaining supply chain operations, especially across state and international borders, can be a...
The gruesome toll of West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 4,200 Liberians of...
A federal class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation over a 2013 crude oil spill in central Arkansas has been dismissed by a federal judge, who acknowledged in his ruling that his decision seems unfair. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller on dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled.
Could a changing climate and changing environments have an impact on the spread of infectious diseases? At least one Zoologist thinks so. In an article posted in February on Continuity Insights’ sister publications R&D, Daniel Brooks of University of Nebraska-Lincoln discussed how the spread of infectious diseases like the West Nile Virus and Ebola could be linked to changing climate.
Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease. The Partners in Health staffer who became infected has already been evacuated and is receiving treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Infectious diseases are certainly not a new topic on here at Continuity Insights. Ebola, Measles and MERS have all been in the news cycle in the last year and have been covered extensively on the website and in the CI Bulletin. I am beginning to understand why experienced BC pros are concerned about and plan for infectious diseases even if the odds of getting them are unlikely.
Marking the progress in controlling its Ebola outbreak, the Liberian government dismantled a crematorium and removed drums containing the ashes of more than 3,000 Ebola victims cremated during the height of the epidemic, whose last patient was discharged last week.
Global organizations rely on their supply chains to deliver products and services to their customers in a timely and efficient manner. While these complex chains are critical to day-to-day operations, their complexity leaves them open to a wide range of problems, which can result in serious down time.
Liberia's president called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that "we need our international partners to remain committed to us," as the number of deaths from the disease approaches 10,000.
The death of two patients at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has renewed focus on the “super bug” known as CRE, or Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CRE are difficult to treat because of their resistance to antibiotics.
Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.
Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a second time this month about possible exposure.
The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to almost 10 percent of what it was in September.
Nadav Davidai of Control Risks and Emily Lord of RX Response will present "Including Your Supply Chain Partners in Large-Scale Exercise Simulations." Their presentation will focus on working with multiple partners to organize exercise that align with the objectives of everyone involved.
A Quebec City biotech company has been awarded a contract to make a ZMapp-like product to fight Ebola. The U.S. government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority issued a contract to make monoclonal Ebola antibodies to Medicago.
The World Health Organization is urging Europe to step up measles vaccination efforts as countries report thousands of cases of the disease. WHO's regional office said cases in Europe and Central Asia fell by half from 2013 to 2014 but its goal of eliminating measles there this year is threatened.
Dr. Frank Jagdis knows measles. As a medical student in the pre-vaccination 1960s and later as a practicing pediatrician in Victoria, he saw the toll that measles took on children who came down with the viral infection.
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.
Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said. North Korean media have suggested Ebola was created by the U.S. military as a biological weapon.
The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference will feature several presentations from companies representing various industries that will focus on emerging issues. Presenters will cover a wide range of topics that many BC pros will likely be faced with soon if they haven’t been working on them already.
Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.
A federal bankruptcy judge is calling for parties to meet to discuss how to conclude the case of Freedom Industries, whose January 2014 chemical spill caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days. A potential insurance settlement could pay for projects that benefit the affected residents, like additional water testing or health studies.
AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, global health agencies said. About 120,000 people aged between 10-19 years died of AIDs-related illnesses in 2013.
Liberia's president vowed that the country would get to zero Ebola cases soon as the U.S. military announced it will be withdrawing most of its troops who have spent the last several months helping to battle the disease. Only 100 U.S. troops will remain in West Africa after April 30, down from 2,800 initially deployed.
New Mexico's top environment officials and the U.S. Energy Department are wrangling over more than $54 million in fines levied in the wake of a radiological leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository. Because negotiations with the federal government are ongoing, officials said the total penalties that could be assessed remains unclear.
Health officials say two more infants from a suburban Chicago day care have measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois to 10. Chicago and Cook County health officials said that nine of the 10 cases are associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine
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