Friday November 21st, 2014
Friday November 21st, 2014
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Two dead from Ebola-like Lassa fever in Benin: officials

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Two people have died in Benin from the Ebola-like virus Lassa fever, the country’s government and a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.

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Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in S.Leone

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A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone became the latest of more than 570 health workers to have contracted the virus amid fresh warnings that the fight against the deadly disease is far from over.

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UN calls for end to open defecation amid Ebola threat

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A man defecates in a canal in Oshodi. Photo by Akinbuli Oluwatobiloba

The UN called Wednesday for an end to defecation in the open, with fears growing that it has helped spread the deadly Ebola virus ravaging west Africa.

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S’ Leone leader punishes uncle for breaking Ebola laws

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Sierra Leone’s president has suspended his uncle from a prestigious position as a tribal chief for flouting laws designed to contain Ebola, officials said on Tuesday.

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Conflict-scarred Mali pulls out the stops to beat Ebola

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The leader of the war-torn west African nation of Mali has come in person to galvanise his people as they do battle with the most elusive foe they have ever faced.

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Ebola :Administrators identify irregular water supply as bane of hand-washing in schools

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Some school administrators in Lagos on Monday identified irregular supply of water to their schools as the major problem facing their effort to ensure regular hand-washing.

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Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital

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A surgeon who was infected with Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone has died, becoming the second patient in the United States to succumb to the hemorrhagic virus, officials said Monday.

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First Ebola treatment trials to start in west Africa

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Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials on patients in west Africa to test Ebola drugs and the use of survivors’ blood as therapy.

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Ericsson, IRC provide support on ebola , refugee with mobile tech

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Ericsson in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have joined forces to provide support to improve disaster and crisis response using mobile technology.

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Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

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Mali scrambled Wednesday to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst epidemic in history passed 5,000.

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Mali scrambles to contain Ebola after new confirmed death

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Mali scrambled Wednesday to contain an outbreak of Ebola as it confirmed the death of a nurse, its second fatal case but the first of the virus spreading within the country’s borders.

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Ebola spread boosts British ‘Plague Inc’ online game

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The Ebola epidemic has led to a boom in downloads for the online game “Plague Inc”, prompting its British developer to launch a charity initiative and offer it as a teaching tool.

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Canada boosts restrictions for travelers from Ebola-hit nations

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Canada on Monday ramped up travel restrictions for people returning from Ebola-stricken countries, officials said, and said “high risk” travelers should be closely monitored for symptoms or admitted to a special facility.

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Stars come together for new Band Aid single against Ebola

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Bob Geldof on Monday announced a 30th anniversary version of the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with U2 frontman Bono, Coldplay’s Christ Martin and One Direction joining to raise money to fight Ebola.

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Google to boost Ebola donations with $10m

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A young man, dressed in a biohazard costume, stands on the corner of 546 West 147th Street on October 25, 2014 in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea, where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing where he was officially diagnosed with the Ebola virus on October 23.   Bryan /AFP

Google launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

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Africa sets up $28 million Ebola crisis fund

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The African Union, African Development Bank and regional business leaders have set up a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak, the AU said in a statement.

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Facebook creates donations button to help fight Ebola

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- The button, which will appear at the top of user news feeds, will enable an easy donation to groups such as International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

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W.Africa urges tourists to keep visiting despite Ebola

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West African tourist chiefs urged travellers on Wednesday not to boycott their region because of the Ebola crisis, insisting that the epidemic was only affecting three countries in a vast continent.

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Ebola outbreak is a call to action says Bill Gates

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• Mr Bill Gates interacting with children in a Quranic School in Kano City, in Kano State during his visit to assess the on-going polio eradication programme in the country. Photo courtesy Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

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China to quarantine Ebola doctors returning from W Africa

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China will quarantine medical staff who work with Ebola patients in West Africa for 21 days after they return from duty, a senior health official said Monday.

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Ebola has orphaned 3700 children

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The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has disclosed that the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, has orphaned at leasr three thousand and seven hundred children, majorly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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UN Ebola victim being treated in France

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France is treating a United Nations employee who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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Panic at MMIA as Ebola victim arrives Nigeria

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

There was panic yesterday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos as a Nigerian, who had already been cured of Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone arrived aboard Royal Air Maroc.

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Ebola can be contained, it will be defeated – Obama

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Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Marseille, southern France, on October 26, 2014, to raise awareness about the slow pace of research on the Ebola virus. The demonstration was organized by the Association Ecoforum, which focuses on health and environmental issues. AFP PHOTO

President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed progress against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but said Washington would remain “vigilant,” saying science, not fear, should guide the response to the virus.

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Second US Ebola nurse is cured, leaves hospital

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A Texas nurse who was the second US healthcare worker infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient left the hospital on Tuesday after being declared cured of the virus.

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South African tycoon gives $1m to fight Ebola

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South African mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe has donated $1 million (784,000 euros) to the Ebola Fund to help fight the disease that has killed nearly 4,900 people, his firm said on Tuesday.

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Ebola vaccine trials to start in Switzerland this week

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Ebola vaccine trials are set to start in Switzerland this week after receiving the green light from the country’s authorities, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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New commander takes over US Ebola mission in West Africa

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A young man, dressed in a biohazard costume, stands on the corner of 546 West 147th Street on October 25, 2014 in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea, where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing where he was officially diagnosed with the Ebola virus on October 23.   Bryan /AFP

A new commander on Saturday took over the US military mission to combat Ebola in West Africa, the Pentagon said.

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US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response

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Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Marseille, southern France, on October 26, 2014, to raise awareness about the slow pace of research on the Ebola virus. The demonstration was organized by the Association Ecoforum, which focuses on health and environmental issues. AFP PHOTO

The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

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New York, New Jersey order tough Ebola quarantine rules

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New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America’s largest city

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WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

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Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

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Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

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Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

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