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Ebola: OAU bars Liberian students

There was jubilation at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Osun State as the authorities barred students from Liberia and other West African countries hit by the Ebola virus from returning to the institution for now. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole, who said this at a press conference on Thursday, also announced that the result of ... Read More »

Guinean Who Brought Ebola to Senegal Recovers from Virus

The first case of the Ebola virus detected in Senegal, a 21-year-old student who arrived from neighbouring Guinea last month, has recovered from the deadly disease, a senior official said on Wednesday. “We did a first blood test on Friday and a second 48 hours later and both of them came back negative,” Papa Amadou Diack, Senegal’s director of health, ... Read More »

OAU student quarantined, confesses contact with Enemuo

Fear gripped students, parents and staff of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Tuesday over a report that a patient on admission at the OAU Health Centre was a suspected Ebola Virus Disease victim. Though the management of the school initially denied the development but the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Temitope Ilori, said the sick student had confessed having ... Read More »

Ebola: 18-month-old baby quanrantined in Rivers

Rivers State Government announced on Monday that an 18-month-old baby has shown symptoms of the killer Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the state. State Commissioner for Health, Samson Parker, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Port Harcourt on the update on Ebola cases in the state, said the child has been quarantined for observation. He added that test ... Read More »

Ebola fully controlled, says minister

There is no new Ebola virus case in Nigeria, Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday. But an 18-month-old has been quarantined in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the second city outside Lagos where the virus has been discovered. The minister spoke in Abuja. Rivers State Commissioner Dr. Sampson Parker spoke in Port Harcourt. Both of them were ... Read More »

Lagos warns Nigerians against fake Ebola test kit

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned Lagosians and other citizens in the country not to fall victims of suspected fraudsters who were selling a kit that could purportedly be used to test for Ebola Virus. The government, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Mr Hakeem Bello, explained that the reality on ground was ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Releases N200m to LASG

The federal government has finally released a sum of N200 million to the Lagos State Government to fight the outbreak of  the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), disclosed this in Ikeja yesterday when MTN Nigeria Limited also donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the state government. Fashola said the government received the money last ... Read More »

Celebration in Liberia Slum as Ebola Quarantine Lifted

Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighbourhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments have struggled to find an effective response. More than 1,550 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever since ... Read More »

Ebola in Rivers: Doctor, Pharmacist, quarantined

Three people – a doctor, a pharmacist and another person – among those who had primary contact with the late Dr. Ikechukwu Sam Enemuo, the first Ebola victim in Rivers State, have been quarantined after showing symptoms of the virus. The results of their tests are however still being awaited. The late doctor Emenuo’s widow, who has tested positive to ... Read More »

How Sister Of Ebola-Infected Doctor Escaped Quarantine

ccording to Sahara Reporters, the sister of Dr. Iyke Enemuo, who recently died of Ebola in Port Harcourt, fled the state to avoid quarantine. Enemuo is believed to have contracted the disease after he came in contact with an ECOWAS diplomat who also made contact with index case, Patrick Sawyer. The diplomat was treated in a hotel and is alive ... Read More »