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Breaking News: Nurse Dies Of Ebola In Lagos

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Nigeria's health minister says a nurse died of Ebola and the country has five additional confirmed cases of the disease. Onyebuchi Chukwu said Wednesday that all the Ebola cases are being treated in isolation in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city with 21 million people. He said the nurse had treated the man who traveled from Liberia and died of Ebola in Lagos last month. The five other confirmed cases are believed to be health workers who treated Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who was sick when he flew into Lagos and died days later on July 25.  

Breaking News: Seven People Show Signs Of Ebola Symptoms - Jide Idris

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Health Commissioner of Lagos State, Jide Idris says 7 people have Ebola Symptoms and are in quarantine after primary contact with the man who flew to Lagos and died of the disease last month.

Ebola Virus: Ondo state Health Workers On 'Red Alert'

5 years ago /

Ondo state government has charged private and public health workers to take precautionary measures against possible outbreak of the Ebola virus in the state    

Saudi Arabia Test Man Suspected Of Contracting Ebola Virus

5 years ago /

Saudi Arabian health officials are testing a patient suspected of contracting the deadly Ebola virus as fears grow the disease is starting to spread beyond West Africa.

LUTH Carry Out First Open Heart Surgeries

5 years ago /

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has achieved a medical feat as it successfully performed its first open-heart surgery (OHS) on three patients and one renal transplant that are all LUTH patients, Akin Osibogun, chief medical director (CMD) says in a briefing.

2 Medical Personnel Down With The Ebola Virus - Minister Of Health

5 years ago /

There is an outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.    

Health Minister Confirms That Nigerian Doctor Has Ebola

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The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday in Abuja, made this disclosure as he confirmed that the doctor was the one who handled the case of the Liberian, Patrick Sawyer who died in Lagos after collapsing at the airport on arrival in Nigeria.  

World Bank Pledges $200 Million To Fight Ebola

5 years ago /

The World Bank has pledged as much as $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone contain the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa and threatens to spread farther afield.

 

African Leaders Unite Against Ebola Virus

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African leaders have agreed to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

Breaking News: Lagos State Doctor 'Contracts' Ebola

5 years ago /

Nigerian authorities say they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming development after a man who flew by plane to the country died of Ebola.

Residents In Abuja Have Begun To Embrace Measures To Avoid Ebola Virus

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News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) has shown a survey that shows Abuja residents have begun to adjust their lifestyle to avoid contracting the Ebola virus.

Edo State: Surveillance Activities Show No Trace Of Ebola In The Area

5 years ago /

Edo State has said surveillance activities have established no trace of the deadly Ebola virus in the area.

Ghana Bans Flights From Nigeria, Sierra Leone, And Liberia Over Ebola Concerns

5 years ago /

Ghana has officially banned flights from four West African countries, citing concerns about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 600 lives.

Ebola Death Toll Reaches 729 In West Africa - WHO

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The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the deaths of 57 more people from Ebola between Thursday and Sunday last week in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the epidemic to 729

FCT: Hajj Pilgrims To Undergo Medical Screening

5 years ago /

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday said it would conduct medical screening on intending Pilgrims in the territory for this year’s Hajj.

Sierra Leone Has Declared A Public Health Emergency Over Ebola

5 years ago /

Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.

Doctors' Warn FG Against Proscribing NMA

5 years ago /

The Dental and Medical Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has warned the Federal Government against taking drastic actions against the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in an effort to force the group to end the current strike embarked upon by doctors in the country.    

Sierra Leone Top Ebola Doctor Dies From Virus

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The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.    

Ebola: LASG And FG Identifies 59 Persons In Contact With Dead Victim

5 years ago /

Determined to contain the ease of the infection and the swiftness of containing those infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the federal government in conjunction with the Lagos state government has identified some 59 people who came in contact with Mr. Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died of the disease last week Friday in Lagos.

Nigeria Bans Asky Airline For Flying In Ebola Victim

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended with immediate effect all the operations to the Togo base airline, Asky Airline into Nigeria for  transporting an Ebola virus victim into the country.