Saturday February 28th, 2015
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Liberia leader hails Obama’s ‘extraordinary’ Ebola efforts

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday praised President Barack Obama’s “extraordinary” leadership in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Asian herb derivative could work against Ebola – Study

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A sign warning of the dangers of ebola outside a government hospital  in Freetown on August 13, 2014. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that the latest death toll from the Ebola virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria had claimed more than1000  lives. Health Organisations are looking into the possible use of experimental drugs to combat the latest outbreak in West Africa which is also the largest ebola outbreak in history. AFP PHOTO

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers said Thursday.

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Liberian leader’s ‘profound gratitude’ for US Ebola help

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute Thursday to the American people for their help in battling Ebola and vowed her country would now get back on its feet.

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N. Korea bars foreigners from marathon over Ebola fears

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North Korea has banned foreigners taking part in its annual international Pyongyang marathon in April because of continuing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, specialist tour groups said Monday.

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Sierra Leone quarantines Ebola-hit orphanage

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More than 20 children have been quarantined at a British-run orphanage in Sierra Leone after one of its staff was diagnosed with Ebola.

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Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

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It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revellers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted.

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Guinean cleric charged with assault on Ebola worker

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A Muslim cleric who conducted the funeral rites of a suspected Ebola victim was charged Monday with assaulting an outreach worker who came to question him over the ceremony, a judicial source said.

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Obama to meet Liberian president on Ebola recovery

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The White House said Friday that Johnson Sirleaf — a rare female African leader who came to power in 2006 amid a wave of optimism — will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss Ebola response and the grueling task of economic recovery.

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Keeping Ebola Away

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It’s been barely six months since Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) and we all heaved a sigh of relief. But while we rest easy, it’s all too easy to rest on our oars and forget that the once dreaded disease, while being eliminated in Nigeria, is still very much around in other West African countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone; and in other parts of the world.

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WHO gives green light to 15-minute Ebola test

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday it had approved a 15-minute test for Ebola that should prove a fast and rugged tool in countries hit by the disease.

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SLeone in door-to-door hunt for infected Ebola patients

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Sierra Leone launched a door-to-door search Wednesday for “hidden” Ebola patients as the head of the United Nations announced the world was at “a critical turning point” in the crisis.

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UN to issue first report on Ebola funds

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The United Nations will this week publish a first report on funding for the Ebola response, a top official said Wednesday, after Sierra Leone lost track of more than $3 million donated to fight the epidemic.

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SLeone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits ‘turning point’

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Sierra Leone launched a door-to-door search Wednesday for “hidden” Ebola patients as the head of the United Nations announced the world was at “a critical turning point” in the crisis.

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Britain contributes $50m to IMF’s Ebola debt relief fund

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British Finance Minister, George Osborne, on Monday in London, said Britain would contribute 50 million dollars to a new IMF fund to help West African countries hit by Ebola.

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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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Aliko Dangote

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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