Saturday November 1st, 2014
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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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Ebola: timeline of a ruthless killer

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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

From Guinea’s forests to Sierra Leone’s capital, here are key dates in the current Ebola epidemic, which since it emerged late last year has spread beyond its west African hotspots.

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Microsoft co-founder pledges $100m to fight Ebola

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has pledged to increase his commitment to fight the Ebola epidemic to 100 million dollars.

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First Ebola case confirmed in New York

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Government officials in New York has confirmed the first case of Ebola in New York.

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FG to deploy 506 volunteers to Ebola-infested countries

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Federal Government has given approval for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to support Ebola infested countries including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to build local capacity of health workers to enhance their response in the fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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AU to send over 1,000 health workers to Ebola-hit west Africa

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African nations will send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the continent’s west, the head of the African Union Commission said Thursday.

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EU puts up 24 mn euros to find Ebola vaccine

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The European Union put up 24.4 million euros Thursday in a “race against time” to find Ebola vaccines and treatments as deaths from the disease mount in the worst affected countries.

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Ebola death toll edging to 4,900 mark – WHO

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The death toll in the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak has edged closer to 4,900, while almost 10,000 people have now been infected, new figures from the World Health Organization showed Wednesday.

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After Sawyer’s death, First Consultants hospital had to be decontaminated – MD

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A photo taken on October 21, 2014 shows the ward where the first reported case of the Ebola virus in Nigeria was brought by Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who contaminated nurses and health workers at First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, Lagos. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20 in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died. The World Health Organization said Nigeria -- Africa's most populous country where eight deaths had sparked fears of a rapid spread through its teeming cities -- had shown the world "that Ebola can be contained". AFP PHOTO

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it’ll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

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Africa Union chief to visit Ebola-hit nations

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African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will travel to three west African nations worst hit by the Ebola crisis, one of the most senior officials to do so since the outbreak, her spokesman said Wednesday.

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

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As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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US tightens restrictions on air travel from Ebola zone

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President Barack Obama of the United States

The United States on Tuesday tightened restrictions on travelers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funneling them into five airports with extra health checks.

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Ban lauds growing financial, other commitments to Ebola response

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The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday welcomed the growing number of financial and in-kind commitments many countries are making to the global Ebola response.

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Scientists develop devise to diagnose patient for Ebola in 15 minutes

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A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said Tuesday.

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WHO to probe Ebola response, but says focus is on fight

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The World Health Organization insisted on Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic.

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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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