Monday December 22nd, 2014
Monday December 22nd, 2014
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FG condemns repatriation of 30 Nigerian students from Sudan over Ebola

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The Federal Government on Monday declared as “erroneous and unfortunate”, the repatriation of 30 Nigerians by Sudan over suspicion of them being infected by the Ebola Virus Disease.

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Ebola toll rises to more than 6,800: WHO

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More than 6,800 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday.

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Ebola death toll climbs to 6,583

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Nearly 6,600 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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Embargo: Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

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The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Tenth Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

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A plane carrying a Nigerian worker suspected of having Ebola arrives at Schiphol Airport, on December 6,  2014. The patient, who will be brought to the University Medical Center Utrecht, is a soldier of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Liberia (UNMIL), which contributes to the fight against Ebola by ensuring that aid workers can safely do their job. AFP PHOTO /ANP

A tenth doctor has died after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the government said on Sunday, increasing alarm over the safety of medics battling the deadly epidemic.

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Taiwanese man faces fine over false Ebola report

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A Taiwanese man faces a fine after telling doctors he had travelled to Africa and had symptoms of Ebola, sparking emergency quarantine measures at a hospital, officials said Sunday.

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We have measures to stem recurrence of Ebola Virus outbreak – LASUTH

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The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) said on Friday it had put measures in place to guard against a recurrence of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.

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Mali frees UN peacekeepers from Ebola quarantine

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A group of United Nations peacekeepers trapped in a clinic in Mali when it was quarantined after an outbreak of Ebola have been allowed to leave, the UN said Saturday.

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Gambia censures Guinea for silence over Ebola grant

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The Gambia rebuked Guinea on Thursday over its “bizarre attitude” to diplomacy, accusing its near neighbour of refusing to say thank you for a $500,000 donation to its Ebola response.

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Youths protest against new Ebola clinic in Guinea

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Dozens of youths in the Guinean capital Conakry staged an angry protest against a new Ebola treatment centre on Thursday, halting the launch of the construction project, according to an AFP reporter on the scene.

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US health care worker in WAfrica brought home for Ebola tests

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A US health care worker who has been assisting efforts in west Africa has been flown to the United States to be tested for Ebola in Atlanta, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Aliko Dangote commits $3m to fight Ebola

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday announced the deployment of 250 Nigerian medics to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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250 Nigerians depart for Ebola volunteer work in Liberia, others

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

The Supervising Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, will be among top government functionaries, diplomats, development partners and private sector chieftains that will be at the formal departure ceremony of 250 Nigerian volunteers in Lagos today.

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Targets on tackling ‘stupid’ Ebola being met, says WHO

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Targets to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating patients and burying bodies safely have been reached in Liberia and Guinea, with Sierra Leone set to follow within weeks, the World Health Organization said Monday.

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Global Ebola toll increases to 5,689

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

The World Health Organization said Thursday that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa.

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Sierra Leone Ebola burial teams dump bodies in street

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

Burial workers in eastern Sierra Leone were sacked Tuesday after snatching Ebola victims from a mortuary and dumping their bodies in the street in a pay dispute.

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EU calls for 5,000 doctors to fight Ebola

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The European Commission called Wednesday for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat west Africa’s Ebola epidemic, a European source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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UN opens Ebola office in Mali as two new cases emerge

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The UN emergency mission to fight Ebola opened an office in Mali on Wednesday, where nearly 300 people are being monitored and two new cases have emerged.

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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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