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Health Workers Go On Strike In Liberia

Walter Gwenigale, Liberian Health Minister, on Monday in Monrovia, said health workers had embarked on strike, demanding for better pay and protective equipment against Ebola Virus Disease. The minister told newsmen that the workers were also asking government to reinstate two of its officials who were sacked from their jobs after calling a two-week strike in February. Gwenigale said in ... Read More »

Artist creates bizarre ‘Ebola awareness’ crop circle

As governments institute measures to protect their citizens from the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, one Italian artist is determined to do his bit – he’s made a crop circle. Dario Gambarin, from Verona, carved up 37,000 square metres of field in Castagnaro, creating a 200m image of the virus’s structure, accompanied by the words ‘EBOLA VIRUS’. Although the crop circle ... Read More »

Fears grow in US over Ebola’s spread outside West Africa

Fears are growing in the United States about Ebola with about 200 airline cabin cleaners walking off the job in New York and some lawmakers demanding the government ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the virus. “The nation is frightened, and people are frightened of this disease,” the U.S. cabinet secretary for health, Sylvia Burwell, said ... Read More »

Liberia Cancels Nationwide Parliamentary Election

Liberia has suspended its nationwide Senate election after the electoral commission admitted it would not be able to stage the ballot safely, according to a government statement. The news of the cancellation came as the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Alfonso Barnuevo, yesterday opposed the temporary ban on flights to Spain from the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. According to ... Read More »

Ebola Outbreak: Nurse Infected in Spain

The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease. The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa. Health Minister Ana Mato said the woman was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel ... Read More »

UN Ebola chief: disease could mutate and become airborne

The longer the Ebola outbreak continues the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the United Nations’ Ebola response chief  warned yesterday. Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General’s Special Representative, has said there is a prospect the deadly disease will become airborne if it continues infecting new hosts. Banbury told the Telegraph that aid workers were fighting a race ... Read More »

U.S announces first Ebola case

The United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the country. This marks the first domestic appearance of the deadly virus that has ravaged swaths of continental Africa. The Ebola epidemic has overwhelmed public health workers in three West African countries, one of which was the likely site of infection of the first ... Read More »

Ebola: US names Powell as coordinator

UNITED States Secretary of State John Kerry has named Nancy Powell as leader of the Ebola Coordination Unit at the Department of State. In this role, according to a statement by the US Embassy in Abuja, Powell would lead the State Department’s outreach to international partners, including foreign governments, to ensure a speedy and truly global response to the crisis. ... Read More »

S’Africa Puts Synagogue’s Survivors on a 48-hour Lockdown

None of the 25 injured South Africans, who survived a building collapse in Nigeria, has been discharged from hospital yet, the country’s health department said yesterday. “All of them are still in hospital,” spokesperson Joe Maila said. He could not answer questions about those in lockdown, as he was unaware of it. “I don’t know about that, what does that ... Read More »

France to set up military hospital to fight Ebola in West Africa

French President, Francois Hollande, on Thursday, said the country would set up a military hospital in West Africa in the coming days as part of France’s contribution to the fight against the Ebola outbreak. Hollande said that France’s response to the outbreak would not be limited to financial contribution to European funds being made available to fight the virus. “I ... Read More »