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WaterAid: Ebola, others are reminders of importance of handwashing

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The spiralling Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an important reminder of the crucial role played by good hygiene and handwashing in protecting human health, says international development charity WaterAid on the commemoration of 2014 Global Handwashing Day. Handwashing has most recently topped the global agenda particularly due to its role in helping prevent the spread of the Ebola disease. This ...

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Scientists seek more understanding of Ebola virus

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The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has heightened the quest for a deeper understanding of the molecular biology of the virus, which scientists say could be critical in the development of vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat or prevent hemorrhagic fever caused by Ebola. A team at the University of Virginia (UVA), USA, led by Dr Dan Engel, ...

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Ebola: Don’t panic, Academy of Science urges Nigerians

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Nigeria’s foremost independent scientific body, the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), while pledging its support to government in bringing the Ebola virus scourge to an end, believes that it will take the collective effort of all to achieve such. Head of the organisation, Prof Oyewale Tomori, enjoins the public not to panic but rather cooperate with health officials   The ...

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Ghana records first Ebola death

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Ghana on Friday recorded what turned out to be the first case of death from the fast spreading Ebola virus. On Friday afternoon, a Burkinabe man, who had general symptoms of Ebola, including fever, nose and ear bleeding, was reported to have been taken to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital dead on arrival. The man was brought through the border from ...

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Info on rampaging Ebola virus

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A man who became ill on a flight from Liberia to Lagos has raised alarms for public-health officials after he later died of the virus. The Ebola outbreak has so led to more than 800 deaths in West Africa. A Nigerian female doctor that treated a victim is said to be infected. Liberia has closed most of its borders, and ...

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