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WHO director in Kinshasa, discusses Ebola outbreak response

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 visited Kinshasa, capital of DR Congo, to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The visit follows notification by the DRC Government of an outbreak of Ebola ...

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Concern as Ebola resurfaces in Congo

Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the death of one person in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DPR). The Congo Ministry of Health notified the WHO of nine suspected cases of Ebola in the Aketi territory, in the north-eastern province of Bas-Uele, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said. Three people with the hemorrhagic fever ...

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WaterAid: Ebola, others are reminders of importance of handwashing

Handwashing

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

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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WHO: Ebola has killed 2,296 persons in West Africa

Patrick Sawyer

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria as at Sunday September 6, 2014 has recorded 21 cases and eight deaths from the Ebola virus scourge. Nigeria, along with Senegal, fall under two categories in the UN body’s country reports: countries with an initial case or cases, or with localised transmission. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are however categorised as ...

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How climate change, Ebola virus, others can worsen Nigeria’s security crisis

Ebola

Over two years ago, the United States listed climate change, use of biological and nuclear weapons, cyber-attacks and transnational crimes as five major events that could change the scope of global security for the worse in the coming decades. The 2012 prediction contained in a report by the US National Defence may have been confirmed by recent violent events that have ...

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US approves use of experimental Ebola drug

A victim of Ebola virus

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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ECOWAS suspends meetings over Ebola

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

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

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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