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Ebola: WHO withdraws staff from Sierra Leonean laboratory

The World Health Organization has withdrawn staff from Ebola laboratory at Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone after one of its medical workers there was infected during the worst ever outbreak of the disease, a WHO spokesperson said. “It’s a temporary measure to take care of the welfare of our remaining workers,” WHO spokesperson, Christy Feig told Reuters. “After our assessment, ... Read More »

FG not providing protective wear, say doctors

Health care providers in the private sector, under the aegis of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria and the Guild of Medical Directors of Nigeria, have raised the alarm that the Federal Government is not carrying them along in the current war against the Ebola virus disease. The two bodies, being controlled by private medical practitioners, ... Read More »

Bodies of Ebola victims cremated in Lagos

Bodies of the four Nigerians, who died of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, have been cremated in line with World Health Organisation, WHO, requirements for disposal of such corpses. The body of the index (first) case, Patrick Sawyer was the first to be cremated on July 25, 2014. The decision to cremate the bodies, it was gathered, may not be unconnected ... Read More »

U.S doctor survives Ebola, discharged

The United States doctor treated for Ebola Virus Disease at an American hospital, Kent Brantly, has been discharged after recovering from the virus. He was released by authorities of Emory University Hospital,Atlanta, alongside another patient, Nancy Writebol, who works for North Carolina-based aid group – SIM. However, Ms. Writebol was discharged on Tuesday after showing remarkable recovery from the disease. ... Read More »

US Donates 14Million Dollars To Battle Ebola

The United States Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins, said, yesterday, that his government has committed over $14.55 million to support the fight against Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, since the outbreak in March, 2014. Hawkins, who disclosed this at a conference in his Ikoyi residence, spoke on the need to work closely with the Nigerian health sector and other responsible bodies towards ... Read More »

Six Nigerians isolated in Germany, Vietnam

Six Nigerians have been quarantined in Germany and Vietnam because of suspicion of carrying Ebola virus. One Nigerian in Germany, two at Vietnam’s international airport on arrival and three students have confined to their abode for the next 21 days in the Asian country. Two Nigerians on a Qatar Airways flight to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport ... Read More »

Liberia Takes Military Action Against Sierra-Leone

Liberia’s armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of ebola. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to “shoot on sight” any person trying to cross the border, said deputy chief of staff, ... Read More »

Mass enlightenment begins in Lagos

In a related development, the Lagos State Government has warned against environmental pollution such as defecating and urinating in the public, and urged people to embrace proper environmental hygiene standards as a way of curbing the spread of EVD. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello made the call at a “One-day Train the Trainers Programme” organised by the Ministry ... Read More »

Ebola-Infected Doctor Makes Miracle Recovery

Just days after a plea for the ZMapp drug was made on her behalf, the Nigerian doctor who got infected with Ebola is said to have recovered. Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a Senior Consultant at the First Consultant Hospital, got the disease after contact with Liberian- American, Patrick Sawyer. Vanguard reports that the doctor has now made a miracle recovery ... Read More »

Ebola: NYSC Pauses Programs

Due to the current Ebola epidemic, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has suspended the upcoming stream 2 orientation programme for the 2014 Batch ‘B’ set in 6 states. The second stream was due to start on September 1 but will no longer hold in Adamawa, Bauchi, Jigawa, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe States. The development was announced ... Read More »