Tag: World Health Organization

Key facts about the Marburg virus disease confirmed in West Africa

Guinea health officials have confirmed West Africa’s first case of Marburg, a highly infectious disease in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the virus needed to be “stopped in its tracks”. Marburg virus disease is transmitted to people from fruit bats[Read More…]

Coronavirus might never be eliminated – WHO

The coronavirus spreading across the globe might never be eliminated, a leading World Health Organization official has said. At a Wednesday briefing, Mike Ryan of the WHO said according to CNN reports: “I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear. “During a media briefing in Geneva, Dr.[Read More…]

Just In: World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic

The new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it. “COVID-19 can be[Read More…]

Breaking: Dallas Health Officials Say Zika Virus Spreads In Texas Through Sex

The disease can be spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact. Health officials have confirmed what appears to be the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading through sex within the continental U.S. A patient in Dallas, Texas became infected after having sex with a person who had returned from[Read More…]

Jonathan Eradicated Polio In Nigeria And Not Buhari- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the delisting of Nigeria from polio endemic nations by the World Health Organization (WHO) was made possible by the past PDP-led Federal Government. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Tuesday said the delisting of the[Read More…]

Nigeria Marks 1 Year Without A Case Of Polio, More Than Half Of All Global Cases Was Recorded In 2012

Nigeria has made a vital step towards being declared polio free, after marking a year without a recorded case. It can now be taken off the list of countries where the disease is endemic, if the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the results. Nigeria had struggled to contain polio since[Read More…]

Consequences of illegal Mining, Lead Poisoning Kills 28 In Niger, 65 New Cases Recorded

The Federal Government, yesterday, announced the outbreak of lead poisioning in some villages in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, which has claimed 28 lives. Minister of State for Health, Fiddles Nwankwo, who briefed newsmen over the incident in Abuja yesterday, noted that most of those affected were children[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…]

From South Africa To Senegal, Flights Banned From Ebola Hit Countries

South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country, with borders closed to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. All non-essential outgoing travel to the affected countries has been banned.  Senegal has closed its border with Guinea because of the[Read More…]

World Bank Pledges $200 Million To Fight Ebola Virus

by Anuoluwapo Adebayo The World Bank Group on Tuesday pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola infections. The Emergency funding is expected to help these West African countries and their communities cope with the economic[Read More…]