Tuesday September 30th, 2014
Tuesday September 30th, 2014
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Australia commits N8.7 million to tackle Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

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The Australian Government says it has contributed ₦ 8.7 million to the Nigeria Ebola Virus Emergency Appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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Second American doctor recovers from Ebola

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American doctor Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Christian missionary who was infected with Ebola in Liberia, has recovered and was released from a US hospital on Thursday.

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Ban commends Nigeria’s efforts at containing Ebola

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for Nigeria’s efforts at containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

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Ebola: Don recommends insects as substitute for `bush meat

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People can become self-employed and self-reliant through agriculture

Prof. Chukwunenye Anene, on Tuesday advised Nigerians to harness insects as alternative rich sources of protein to other sources of protein or `bush meat’ causing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic action – WHO

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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

The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.

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Sierra Leone’s three-day Ebola shutdown ends

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Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a controversial nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

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EBOLA: More revelations on Patrick Sawyer

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Patrick-Sawyer

When he arrived Lagos aboard a Togolese Asky Airlines aircraft on Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer, the late American-Liberian was on the threshold of history.

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Sierra Leone streets deserted as shutdown begins

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Sierra Leone’s normally chaotic capital resembled a ghost town on Friday as residents were confined to their homes for the start of a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the deadly Ebola epidemic.

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Ebola: Lagos clears last suspect, affirms Sept. 22 resumption date

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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

The Lagos State Government on Friday said the last suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state had been cleared having tested negative after surveillance.

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Ebola: NAFDAC to prosecute Ewedu cure claimer

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

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday said it will arrest and prosecute a Nigerian Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, for what it described as unverified cure claim for Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, using native vegetable, Ewedu.

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Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon – UN

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Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.

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Ebola: NUT asks teachers to ignore Sept. 22nd resumption date

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Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Tuesday , directed it members to ignore the 22nd of September, 2014, resumption of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

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Ebola: Anambra, Edo, Ogun, Rivers, ready for Sept 22 resumption—Education Commissioners

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*Poor northern school

FOLLOWING the insistence by the Federal Government, that the September 22 resumption date for primary and secondary schools in the country would not be extended, several State Ministries of Education have expressed readiness for schools to resume, stressing that adequate measures have been put in place to contain any possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Diseases, EVD, in schools

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EVD: African techies call for more robust technology based response

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To achieve the expected results in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease , (EVD) spreading like wild fire globally, the Africa Emergency Technology Response Forum (AETRF), called for more concerted efforts to bring robust technological responses to the crisis.

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Ebola: Rivers Government to shut down schools without pipe-borne water

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The Rivers Government on Monday warned that it would shut down any primary or secondary school without pipe borne water.

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Malaysia reports 1 suspected case of Ebola

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A 24-year-old Zimbabwean student was currently under observation for Ebola in eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, on Monday a local official in Health department said.

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Ebola: Unilorin to screen students

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbduGaniyu Ambali, says all students will be screened for the Ebola Virus Disease before entering the campus.

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Ebola: Nigerians want ECOWAS diplomat jailed!

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Nigerians want ECOWAS diplomat jailed!

Section 247 (b) of the criminal code of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria provides that:” any person who does any act which is, and which he knows or has reasons to believe to likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life whether human or animal; is guilty of misdemeanour, and is liable to imprisonment for six months.”

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Liberia dismisses 10 officials for abadoning Ebola fight

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Liberia’s leader Sunday said she had sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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Using Ebola survivors’ blood as remedy may carry risks

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Two American doctors sickened by Ebola have been given blood transfusions from survivors, a technique the World Health Organization advocates but that experts say carries some risks.

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Schools can reopen – Health Minister

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday said that there was no reason why schools should not reopen on Sept. 22.

Chukwu said this at a media briefing in Lagos.

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First Lady joins fight against Ebola

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has joined the fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, as she embarks on nationwide sensitisation campaign on the killer virus.

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Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts

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Washington – President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic.

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UN vows to ‘stay the course’ in Ebola-hit Liberia

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The United Nations has vowed its peacekeepers will not abandon Liberia and will “stay the course” despite the Ebola epidemic raging across the west African nation

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Ebola’s death hits 2,400 as Cuba pledges medics

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The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2,400 people, the UN said on Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis.

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Ebola: Be cautious in handling patients, NAUTH boss advises medics

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

Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, Professor Anthony Igwegbe, has advised healthcare workers in Nigeria to adopt standard universal precaution in handling affected and unaffected Ebola Virus Disease patients.

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Ebola: Organic India introduces immune boosters

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

With the call for better intake of food supplements towards boosting immunity against diseases such as Ebola Virus Disease, a host of natural products such as Tumeric formular; Bowel care; Liver-Kidney care; Ashwagandha, which inhibits and retards tumours, reduces chronic fatigue among other functions, are now on the Nigerian market.

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IMF says Ebola will savage W. African economies

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The Ebola epidemic could slice more than three percentage points off economic growth in the worst-hit countries of West Africa, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid, the IMF said Thursday

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18-month-old infant tested negative to Ebola —Rivers Commissioner

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Cartoon-ebola

Rivers State Commissioner of Health, Dr Sampson Parker, yesterday, said that the 18 months old child at the Port Harcourt Ebola treatment centre tested negative, adding that a fresh test would be done on the infant before concluding on his Ebola status.

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Gates Foundation gives $50m to Ebola fight

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday it was pledging $50 million to help boost the fight against the Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed medical teams in west Africa struggle to contain the disease.

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Health services, economies overwhelmed in Ebola-hit Africa

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Health workers in Liberia reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases on Wednesday, as the epidemic was blamed for shattering economic growth in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

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Ebola: Not over until it’s over

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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

AT what point is it safe to declare a place and a people safe from the menace of a dangerous disease? When can a potential plague of devastating proportions be viewed as under effective control?

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