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EBOLA OUTBREAK IN NIGERIA

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139 Nigerians now under surveillance as two fresh Ebola cases confirmed in Lagos

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Information  says two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.   Information on the two new cases, confirmed by Federal Government officials at a press briefing today indicates that two new cases have been recorded in Lagos.   The two new cases brings the number of confirmed the ravaging Ebola virus to nine including that of the ...

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Ebola: Fashola inspects isolation ward, urges prompt report of suspected cases

Ebola: Fashola inspects isolation ward, urges prompt report of suspected cases Fashola1

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday paid an early morning inspection visit to the Isolation Ward prepared by the State Government for patients with symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease, saying the facility is now set up and ready to use.   Mr Fashola who spoke in an interview with newsmen after inspecting some of the facilities at the ...

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Ebola: Liberian envoy laments harassment, discrimination of Liberians in Nigeria

Ebola: Liberian envoy laments harassment, discrimination of Liberians in Nigeria Al Hassan Conte   h

The Liberian ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conte’h, has spoken about the harassment and discrimination of Liberians living in Nigeria regarding the Ebola virus.   According to Conte’h, since the first case of Ebola brought into the country by Patrick Sawyer, Liberian not deceased, Liberians in Nigeria have been the subject of intimidation, harassment and stereotyping.   “I would like ...

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Ebola: WHO declares global health emergency

Ebola: WHO declares global health emergency Margaret Chan

The dreaded and fast killing Ebola virus has led the World Health Organisation into declaring a global health emergency just as it appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries.   The declaration was made after a two-day emergency session in Geneva, Switzerland and it has grave implications as travel restrictions may be put in place to prevent the continuous ...

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US approves use of experimental Ebola drug

A victim of Ebola virus  US approves use of experimental Ebola drug 432 3 CONGO DEMOCRATIC EBOLA

Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corp said on Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration had modified its clinical hold status on Tekmira’s experimental Ebola treatment to enable its potential use in humans infected with the virus. The FDA told Burnaby, British Columbia-based Tekmira that it had modified the full clinical hold on the drug to a partial clinical hold, the company ...

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‘Nigeria, driver of Africa’s economic growth’

‘Nigeria, driver of Africa’s economic growth’ new2508 AFDB logo

African countries have been advised to develop and implement prudent macro-economic management policies, deepen structural reforms and build economic buffers in order to sustain their current economic growth rates. The advice was given on Thursday in Abuja by Dr. Ousmane Dore, Nigeria’s Country Director of the African Development Bank. Dore stated this at the launch of the bank’s “African Economic Outlook 2014″, ...

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ECOWAS suspends meetings over Ebola

ECOWAS suspends meetings over Ebola Ecowas Logo

The ECOWAS Commission has suspended all meetings involving member states of the commission due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in some West African countries. The Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, Toga McIntosh, announced this at a briefing organised by the Nigerian Government for the diplomatic corps on Ebola outbreak in Abuja on Thursday. McIntosh said the management of the ...

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Ebola: Kwara bans corpses without death certificates

Ebola: Kwara bans corpses without death certificates gov

As part of effort to guide against the outbreak of Ebola in Kwara State, the state government has ordered owners of corpses entering the state to obtain truly certified death certificates to ascertain the cause of death. Alhaji Abdul-Kayode Issa, the Commissioner for Health, gave this order in llorinon Thursday while addressing newsmen on the measures the state government has put ...

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Ebola: Delta restricts indigenes

Ebola: Delta restricts indigenes Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

After a critical look at the fast killer virus, Ebola, the Delta State Government on Thursday placed the infection in category ‘A’ of biological warfare. The state went ahead to bar its residents from travelling to Ebola infested states, especially Lagos, where a medical personnel who came in contact with it died within a few days. The state further warned its residents ...

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