Tag: Ebola

Cote d’Ivoire confirms one ‘imported case’ of Ebola virus

A case of the Ebola virus has been detected in Abidjan, in an 18-year-old woman of Guinean nationality, Cote d’Ivoire’s Health Ministry has announced. The Pasteur Institute of Cote d’Ivoire examined the woman’s blood sample taken on Friday, and informed local health authorities on Saturday of the positive case, Health[Read More…]

Nigeria is at risk of Ebola – NCDC warns

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said Nigeria is at moderate risk of Ebola outbreak. The NCDC said through its website that the decision was based on the country’s proximity to Guinea and other West African countries where the virus has broken out and caused deaths. Following the[Read More…]

SAD! Liberia Records Fresh Case Of Ebola Outbreak; Three Months After Being Declared Free Of The Virus

By Chris Nomjov A new case of Ebola virus disease has been reported in Liberia, offsetting the hysteria that came with the country been declared free of the disease on September 3, 2015. Liberia’s Minister of Health, Bernice Dahn said that it was also a set back for the region,[Read More…]

Ebola Scare Hits Nigeria Again, 10 Quarantined At The University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital

University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has quarantined ten persons following the death of a patient in the hospital on Wednesday with symptoms suspected to be Ebola virus. Dr. Queeneth Kalu, Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital who made the revelation on Thursday in Calabar while addressing pressmen[Read More…]

Irate Crowd Attack Ebola Facility And Health Workers in Guinea

By Prudence Orobani Some irate Guineans attacked an Ebola facility and it’s health workers, on Friday, in Guinea. Government spokesman in Guinea, Mrs. Fodé Sylla confirmed the incidence, as he said the crowd destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in Central Guinea. She announced on Saturday in Conakry[Read More…]

UNICEF Says 16,600 Kids Lost Parents To Ebola In West Africa

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 16,600 children are registered as having lost one or both parents, or primary care-givers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone so far. It said less than three per cent of this population has had to be[Read More…]

Chaos At Lagos Airport As Ebola Victim Arrives From Sierra Leone

There was pandemonium at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,  Lagos on Wednesday as a Nigerian, who had already been cured of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone arrived aboard Royal Air Maroc. The Moroccan airline arrived Lagos from Casablanca at 6am. The victim, one Theophilus Onnakhinon, a Nigerian, was said to[Read More…]

Naatah Subari: Little But Positive Things To Gladden Our Hearts About Nigeria

Pessimism is not bad, especially when you view Nigeria from somewhere around No 54, Heart Attack Is Not A Bad Way to Die Street, off  All Hope Is Lost Road. I’ll talk about pessimism, but that will probably be at the end—first let’s talk about better things. ON EBOLA As[Read More…]

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Donate N4b To Ebola Fight

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $25m (about N4bn) to fight the Ebola virus disease. He made the announcement via his Facebook page.  He said the donation is to stop the spread of the disease before it becomes a global issue like HIV or polio.[Read More…]

Ebola: US Denies Reports Of Plans To Screen Nigerian Passengers

United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has categorically denied rumours tha it is planning to carry out an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) screening for Nigerian passengers flying into the United States. The CDC said that such attempt will be counterproductive especially in view of the fact encomium[Read More…]