Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has begun in DR Congo where recent cases of the deadly virus resurfaced after a major outbreak in 2014.Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said this during his opening speech at the commencement of 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The WHA is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states."I’m pleased to [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no cause for alarm over the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ahead of the upcoming friendly between Nigeria and the country.The match is scheduled to hold on May 28, and more than 40 cases — including 25 deaths — in the outbreak are under investigation.Addressing a press conference in Abuja [...]

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    Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

The senate has asked Isaac Adeowole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central.Moving the motion on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Tinubu cited a report that of the [...]

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    To fight Ebola, Lassa fever ECOWAS to adopt ‘one health’ approach

To fight Ebola, Lassa fever ECOWAS to adopt ‘one health’ approach

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to adopt a "one health" approach to fight infectious diseases like Ebola, Lassa fever, Yellow fever and avian influenza.One health approach involves multi-sector coordination - human, animal and environmental health - in combating epidemics.The approach is promoted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), but it has not been formalised in [...]

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    Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo

Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has flayed Kenya Airways for transporting a corpse from Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo to the country without proper documentation.Congo is currently battling an outbreak of Ebola‎, which Nigeria successfully contained in 2014 - after Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, imported it to the country.Nigeria has  been on the alert since the recent outbreak in DRC [...]

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    Adewole: Being a govt official shouldn’t stop one from seeking treatment abroad

Adewole: Being a govt official shouldn’t stop one from seeking treatment abroad

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says that being a government official doesn't necessarily stop one from going abroad for medical treatment.He said the relationship between doctors and patients forges a bond that is hard to break.The minister was reacting to public grumblings that most government officials travel abroad for their medical treatment due to a decay in the Nigerian health [...]

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    Ebola: No screening points, machines at Seme border

Ebola: No screening points, machines at Seme border

Screening points, detecting machines, hand sanitisers  and other measures to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the country have yet to be provided at the Seme border in Lagos.The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week announced the outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), prompting countries to raise their level of alertness.Several measures have been put in [...]

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    Ebola: FG sets up 10-man standby committee

Ebola: FG sets up 10-man standby committee

The federal government says a ten-man committee of health workers is on standby to tackle any possible outbreak of Ebola virus.Briefing state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said this became necessary following the new case of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.He said the [...]

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    Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed Nigerian health workers to screen haemorrhagic fever patients for Ebola.This followed the outbreak of the disease in Congo.In 2014, Nigeria recorded cases of the disease after a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to the country.Ebola had ravaged Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but it was eventually contained in the West African countries.But last [...]

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    Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The World Health Organisation had declared an Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo on Friday.It said at least one person had been confirmed dead due to the virus in [...]

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    WHO confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

WHO confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.In a series of tweets on Friday, the organisation said a case was confirmed by a national reference laboratory in Kinshasa, the country's capital city.There was an outbreak of the virus in Nigeria in 2014, after an infected Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, entered [...]

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    Buhari: Dangote made remarkable sacrifices in ending Ebola

Buhari: Dangote made remarkable sacrifices in ending Ebola

President Muhammadu Buhari says Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, made remarkable sacrifices in eradicating Ebola virus disease and polio in Nigeria.Celebrating with Africa’s renowned businessman and philanthropist on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Buhari said the kind-hearted business mogul is a shining example to  many young Nigerians."President Buhari joins the business world, Dangote's friends and family in congratulating [...]

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    Dangote tomato factory to resume production in February

Dangote tomato factory to resume production in February

The Dangote tomato processing factory in Kadawa, Kura local government area of Kano state, is to resume production in February.The company, which began production in February 2016, had to suspend operations due to shortage of raw materials.Abdulladir Kaita, managing director of the company, disclosed this in an interview with the NAN on Tuesday in Kano.He added that preparation for production to [...]

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    Ebola over, bush meat business booms in Lagos markets

Ebola over, bush meat business booms in Lagos markets

Some bush meat sellers in some major markets say the business is booming again barely two years after the country was declared free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.Some of the bush meat sellers told NAN in Lagos on Saturday that they were fully back to their business.According to them, their customers, who deserted them because of fear of contracting [...]

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    ’93 Days’: Nigerians remember the horror of Ebola and sacrifice of Stella Adadevoh

’93 Days’: Nigerians remember the horror of Ebola and sacrifice of Stella Adadevoh

Stella Ameyo Adadevoh will go down in the annals of history as the individual who took it upon herself to ensure that the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was curtailed and prevented from spreading around the cosmopolitan city of Lagos.The late doctor of First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, would eventually die from the disease, which was brought into the country by Patrick [...]

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    For the 4th time, WHO declares Liberia Ebola free

For the 4th time, WHO declares Liberia Ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia Ebola-free.The epidemic is over two-and-half years since it broke out in West Africa.In a statement in Cape Town, South Africa, WHO remarked that the declaration on Liberia came nine days after it announced that neighbouring Guinea, where the epidemic broke out in December, 2013 was also free of it.Meanwhile the outbreak [...]

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