Tag: Ebola virus disease

“It Was A Scare”- Nigerian Government Denies Reports Of Ebola Outbreak In Calabar

The Federal Government has cleared the air on the alleged outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Calabar, Cross River State. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, who made the clarification at a press briefing on Friday in Abuja, said the EVD scare in the University of Calabar[Read More…]

Strange Ondo Killer Disease Linked To Exhumed Corpse (Report)

All 14 deaths recorded in Ode Irele, Ondo state, from a “strange” ailment are directly connected to an exhumed corpse in the community, Kayode Akinmade, the Ondo state commissioner for information and strategy, has said. NewsWireNNGR had reported that the unidentified disease is ravaging the Ode-Irele community in Ondo State and[Read More…]

A Major Setback For Africa As Ebola Hits Liberia Again

by Deji Abiodun & Agency Reporter Liberia Friday confirmed its first new Ebola case in more than a month in a setback to hopes the country would soon be officially declared free of the deadly disease. The country was the hardest hit at the peak of the epidemic in west[Read More…]

Ebola: African Union Applauds Liberia For Opening Borders And Returning To Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Thursday, 26 February 2015; The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, applauds 20% of Liberia’s households for returning to work after the Ebola outbreak, lifting its night-time lockdown and opening its international points of entry as announced by Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf[Read More…]

United Nations Declares Mali Ebola Free

The United Nations has declared Mali Ebola-free, after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus. Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Ousmane Koné said in a statement, ‘I declare on this day, January 18, 2015, the end of the end of the Ebola epidemic in Mali.’ Mali[Read More…]

Breaking: Confirmed Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In Glasgow, Says Scottish Govt

A healthcare worker recently returned from Sierra Leone was on Monday diagnosed with Ebola by doctors in Glasgow and is receiving treatment in an isolation unit in the city, the Scottish government said. “A confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow,” said the press release.

Nigerian Peacekeeper Cured Of Ebola In Netherlands

A Nigerian United Nations peacekeeper infected with Ebola and brought to the Netherlands for treatment has been cured, the Dutch authorities said on Friday. “The Nigerian patient who was admitted on December 6 has been cured of Ebola,” the Dutch public health institute RIVM said in a statement. The soldier[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Flies 175 Ebola Volunteers To Liberia, Sierra Leone

The Federal Government, on Friday, flew more than 175 Nigerian medics to Liberia and Sierra Leone to join the fight against Ebola. Reuters News Agency reports that the the 175 are the first of 600 volunteers promised by the regional giant which contained its own outbreak earlier this year. The medics[Read More…]

Opinion: What Happened When I Visited First Consultants Hospital After Patrick Sawyer

By Joy Ehonwa / @anafricandiva I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wasn’t ready for what I got. I had been looking forward to visiting First Consultants Medical Centre again, but having moved far away from that vicinity, I needed good reason. A second pregnancy was what I had[Read More…]

Sad News! Ebola Virus Could Kill 90,000 In Liberia By Year-end – Study Reveals

Efforts to control the Ebola virus in Liberia must be quickly and dramatically scaled up or tens of thousands of people will die in the coming months, said a study published on Friday reports Reuters News Agency. Nearly 4,900 deaths have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was[Read More…]