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Treatment begins for British first Ebola patient in London

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Mr William Pooley, 29, the first Briton to contract the Ebola disease in Sierra Leone has started receiving treatment in London. Pooley, a volunteer nurse was flown in a military aircraft on Sunday to the Hampstead Royal Free Hospital, where he is being treated in a specialist isolation unit for highly infectious diseases. The Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Enugu Assembly impeaches deputy governor

The Enugu State House of Assembly has removed the state’s Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, from office. The Assembly voted Tuesday morning to sack Mr. Onyebuchi from office. Details of the impeachment session is still sketchy but the deputy governor’s removal is believed to have been masterminded by Governor Sullivan Chime. The Assembly accused Mr. Onyebuchi of operating a commercial poultry ...

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Ebola kills Liberia doctor despite ZMapp treatment

A Liberian doctor has died despite taking experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, a minister has said.   ZMapp has been credited with helping several patients recover, including two US doctors discharged last week.   Abraham Borbor was one of three doctors in Liberia who had been given the drug and were showing signs of recovery.   More than 1,400 people have ...

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Police shoots at Liberia Ebola protest

(BBC News) – Police in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, have fired live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.   Residents of the capital’s West Point slum area say the barbed wire blockade stops them buying food and working.   Four people are said to have been injured ...

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America doctor leaves hospital after successful Ebola treatment

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An American doctor who contracted the dreaded Ebola virus disease by treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia, has been discharged from a U.S. hospital after receiving treatment. With an experimental drug, his charity said on Thursday. The doctor, named Kent Brantly, was one of the two American health workers being trated with ZMapp, a trial drug used on ...

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NMA ready to call off doctors’ strike

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, has said the doctors’ body is ready to bring the industrial action embarked upon by medical doctors across the country to an end.   Obembe is said to have revealed this during a close-door session with Senate President, Senator David Mark on Tuesday night through the early hours.   According to ...

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Pope Francis says he has only a few years to live

In a statement that is bound to shock the entire world in general and Catholic faithful in particular, Pope Francis has said he has only two or three years to live.   While not revealing the reason for the statement, the Pontiff from Argentina, who has been hailed widely as a a breath of fresh air due to his unconventional ...

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Adadevoh, Nigerian doctor who treated Sawyer dies

The Nigerian doctor who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American with the first Ebola case in Nigeria, is dead. ‎The late female doctor, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was the senior consultant endocrinologist at the Lagos hospital where Sawyer was treated before his death from Ebola. Adadevoh became infected with the deadly Ebola virus, according to medical authorities, revealing that Adadevoh ...

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Ban Ki-moon calls for accelerated action on MDGS to save lives

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called for more accelerated action from governments, international organisations and civil society groups on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for sustainable development far beyond 2015.   MDGs was adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, as a 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s ...

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Ebola: Four more survivors discharged from quarantine facility

The cheering news continues for Nigeria as four more Lagos residents who had been held at the Lagos Treatment Centre have been released after being certified as free from the dreaded disease. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said this in a statement released on Monday. Chukwu, in the statement signed by his special assistant on Media and Communication, Dan ...

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