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Sultan warns Muslims on bush meat

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, on Tuesday warned the Muslim community against the consumption of monkeys and bush meat to avoid contracting the dreaded Ebola virus. Abubakar noted that since it was first confirmed medically that the disease was discovered in monkeys and fruit bats, it would be reasonable for Muslims to avoid such, including other bush ... Read More »

Another nurse tests positive to Ebola – Minister

Another Lagos based nurse has tested positive to the Ebola virus disease (EVD), Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed on Monday. The development is coming 22 days after the first case of the virus was recorded in Nigeria. The minister, at a news briefing in Abuja, explained that the newly married nurse was among those that had direct contact with ... Read More »

No More Handshakes As Aglicans Prevent Ebola

The Primate of the Church Of Nigeria Anglican Communion the Most Revd Nicholas Okoh on Sunday suspended shaking of hands during communion. He also said the church would from September roll out measures to its faithful as pre-conditional measures to ward off the rampaging Ebola virus. According to a statement, the Primate said the church , before September, would start ... Read More »

Vaccine Will Not Be Ready Till 2015

The World Health Organisation has said clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus, produced by British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, may begin next month and be made available by 2015. There is currently no available cure or vaccine for the virus that causes the severe fever and, in the worst cases, unstoppable bleeding. Ebola has claimed close to ... Read More »

Canadian In Trouble After Nigeria Visit

A Canadian who recently visited Nigeria is being held in isolation at Brampton Civic Hospital in Ontario for showing symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease. According to a Canadian public health official, the patient was reported to be showing initial symptoms of Ebola which were similar to more common diseases, such as malaria. Dr. Eileen de Villa of Peel Public ... Read More »

Lagos State Start Isolation Centres

Lagos State Government has built Isolation Centers for patients with symptoms of the Ebola virus at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba. The isolation ward is situated at the back of the hospital and are tents under which patients are camped and fenced in with planks. The isolation centre was built to help contain the situation and reduce possible spread of ... Read More »

Ebola: Doctors suspend strike

Doctors in public hospitals on Thursday suspended a nearly five-week long strike over an Ebola outbreak which has killed two people and infected five others in Lagos. A statement issued by the Nigerian Medical Association cited “the incursion of Ebola into Nigeria” as a main reason for suspending the strike. AFP reports that the emergence of Ebola in Lagos, sub-Saharan ... Read More »

Ebola is God’s Punishment for Homosexuality-Clerics Reveal

A group of religious leaders have come to the conclusion that the current Ebola plague is owing to the fact that God is angry, so it seems, at Liberia. The clerics believe that the ravaging disease is upon the people because they cease to desist from homosexuality. Various church leaders from the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) reportedly attended a ... Read More »

Spain Evacuates Priest Who Tested Positive for Virus in Liberia

The Spanish government yesterday said an air force plane was leaving Madrid to pick up a Spanish priest who had tested positive for the Ebola virus in Liberia. The Spanish defence ministry said this was in line with the strict security and quarantine guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The priest is the second foreigner to be evacuated ... Read More »

Nurses: We will Not Allow Our Members to Sign Death Warrant

In response to the death of the nurse who contacted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, the immediate past National Deputy President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Mr. Olufemi Rasheed Tonade, has said nurses are not ready to sign a death warrant. He, however, described the death of the nurse as quite unfortunate, pathetic ... Read More »