Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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China donates $6 million to WFP for Ebola response

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China has contributed six million U.S. dollars to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support the agency’s emergency operation in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

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IMF appeals for help to countries affected by Ebola outbreak

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A picture taken in Oshodi Heritage park in Lagos on October 20, 2014 shows an electronic information board on Ebola reading in pidgin English "No Shaking ! We go Chase Ebola Comot" which means "No cause for worry, we will chase Ebola away".  Africa's most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday declared officially Ebola free but warned that it remained vulnerable as long as the virus was raging elsewhere in west Africa. The country representative of the World Health Organization, Rui Gama Vaz, said 42 days -- or two incubation periods of 21 days -- had elapsed without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus. AFP PHOTO

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appealed to the donor community to provide grants to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to avoid a decline in their economies.

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Third UN employee dies from Ebola

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A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday.

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Ebola: Five questions about the killer virus

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People carry a sick child on a stretcher outside the Elwa hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) in Monrovia on August 30, 2014. Liberia has been hardest-hit by the Ebola virus raging through west Africa, with 624 deaths and 1,082 cases since the start of the year. AFP PHOTO

The highly contagious Ebola virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people in west Africa since December and has fueled global alarm, is among the most dangerous ever identified.

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Ebola: Jonathan welcomes WHO’s declaration on Nigeria

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President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that Nigerians must remain fully alert and vigilant against the re-entry of the Ebola virus Disease into the country following the declaration by the World Health Organisation that Nigeria is now Ebola-free.

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European Union names Ebola coordinator

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European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.

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Nigeria still on our list of Ebola nations – Cuba

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The Nigeria Ambassador to Cuba, Ambassador Laraba Bhutto has disclosed that the Cuban government is yet to remove Nigeria out among the countries with Ebola.

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Ebola: Lagos to deploy health workers to Sierra Leone

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The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it was finalising arrangements to deploy some health workers who had helped in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state to Sierra Leone .

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Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

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Nigeria is expected to be declared Ebola-free on Monday, just three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa’s most populous nation.

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‘Every nation’ must help in fight against Ebola – Liberia

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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

Liberia’s president has made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola ahead of a meeting by EU foreign ministers Monday, under pressure to scale up their response to the escalating epidemic.

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UN pleads for more money to combat Ebola as fears mount

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The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

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ZMapp cocktail of monoclonal antibodies

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A soldier with a fever and a bad cough walked into a Canadian hospital and was swiftly quarantined, while his blood was tested for Ebola here at one of the world’s few “level four” labs.

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Ebola politics

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Political Notes By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Ebola politics Given Nigeria’s continuing failure to tackle some of the most formidable challenges to its success as a nation, the unqualified success in containing the Ebola epidemic has riveted Nigerians as to the possibility of a Nigeria renaissance. However, as Nigeria snakes towards the peak of the four

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GSK ‘s Ebola vaccine not before late 2016

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An Ebola vaccine by British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline may not be ready for commercial use until late 2016 and should therefore not be seen as the “primary answer” to the current outbreak, a company researcher said.

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WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

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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

Senegal is officially free of Ebola, with the benchmark of 42 days without the disease having passed without any new cases, the World Health Organization said Friday

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Amosun calls for review of burial process to curb Ebola virus

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Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has advocated a review of the cultural and religious burial process among the people in the state to curb the spread of Ebola Virus Disease.

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U.S. expands Ebola screenings at airports, as congress members advocate travel ban

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An official of the White House said on Friday in Washington that five international airports in the U.S. had initiated Ebola screening on passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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WHO ramping up Ebola protection efforts across Africa

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The World Health Organization said Thursday it was increasing efforts to help several African countries fight Ebola if the deadly virus arrives on their soil.

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China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

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A Chinese drug maker with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers.

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US donates $5mn to help pay Liberian Ebola medics

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The United States has pledged $5 million (four million euros) to Liberia to help compensate health workers on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic, the Liberian president’s office said Wednesday.

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Liberian Ebola medics go back to work after strike

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Liberian doctors and nurses at the frontline of the Ebola epidemic returned to work Wednesday after a two-day strike demanding hazard pay in the country hardest hit by the crisis.

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Nuclear help for faster Ebola diagnosis

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The UN nuclear agency said Tuesday that it will provide specialised equipment to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak to help faster diagnosis.

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Doctors hopeful as Spain Ebola nurse survives two weeks

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Doctors treating a Spanish nurse infected with the deadly Ebola virus were cautiously optimistic on Tuesday after she survived the potentially critical two-week period after being infected.

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Liberian doctors, nurses downed tools; demand more money for Ebola care

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Medics in full gear to avoid contracting the virus

Doctors and nurses across Liberia went on strike on Monday to demand danger money to care for Ebola patients, as the World Health Organization called the health crisis the worst in modern times.

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Texas case forces US to ‘rethink’ Ebola approach

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The United States must rethink its approach to controlling the Ebola virus after a Texas health care worker was infected with the often deadly virus, health authorities said Monday.

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Experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine starts human tests

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An experimental Ebola vaccine developed in Canada will be tested on humans, in hopes of eventually rolling it out to fight the outbreak in West Africa, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Monday.

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New York’s JFK airport launches Ebola screenings

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New York’s JFK airport began strict new health screenings Saturday for travelers arriving from Ebola-hit West African nations, amid growing US fears about importing the deadly virus.

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Institute introduces bio-bank to aid research in Ebola prevention, cure,

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria (IHVN), Dr Patrick Dakum, said its planned bio-bank project would aid research in prevention and treatment of diseases across Africa.

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U.S. healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

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A healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in the U.S. has tested positive for Ebola after treating a Liberian patient hospitalised there.

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Ebola shuts 6m children out of school—World Bank President

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Thursday said that the Ebola crisis in West Africa has already infected more than 8,033 people and claimed more than 3,879 lives, and the epidemic continues to spread rapidly.

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FG to commit trust fund on war against Ebola – Okonjo-Iweala

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FROM LEFT: MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, MRS SARAH OCHEPE; CHAIRMAN, MINI BUS UTAKO PARK, ABUJA, MR OLUGBADE  OLAGUNJU AND FCT  DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS,  ALHAJI GABI IBRAHAM, WASHING  THEIR HANDS TO COMMENCE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY HANDS WASHING CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD  OF EBOLA VIRUS IN NIGERIA AT UTAKO  MOTOR PARK IN  ABUJA ON MONDAY

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that Nigeria would commit its Trust Fund with African Development Bank (AfDB) to support efforts to end Ebola in West Africa.

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Five US airports to screen for Ebola

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Five US airports will begin screening the temperatures of passengers arriving from West Africa as the United States ramps up its response to a deadly Ebola outbreak, officials said Wednesday.

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