Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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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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    One more country, and the world is Ebola-free

One more country, and the world is Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea, leaving Liberia as the only country awaiting the clean bill.WHO also declared a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people in the country.“WHO commends the Government of Guinea [...]

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    Guinea records three new cases of Ebola

Guinea records three new cases of Ebola

Guinea has recorded three new cases of the Ebola virus disease.Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the country’s national centre for the fight against Ebola, said the victims got the virus from a woman who died of Ebola.Sylla said the body of the woman was handled without appropriate protection."In all, nine sick people are being treated at our centres throughout the [...]

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    Adebayor can still play for Togo ‘if he is ready’, says coach

Adebayor can still play for Togo ‘if he is ready’, says coach

Togo coach, Tom Saintfiet, still harbours hope of seeing striker Emmanuel Adebayor back to the national team.  Adebayor, who has been released by Tottenham, has not played for Togo since the 2-1 win against Liberia in June.The 31-year-old failed to respond to a call-up for September's qualifier against Djibouti, which Togo won 2-0, and his international future remains unclear.But the [...]

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    Falconets show superiority over Liberia with 7-0 win

Falconets show superiority over Liberia with 7-0 win

Nigeria’s U-20 women national team, the Falconets, defeated Liberia 7-0 at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday.After a 7-1 win in the first leg of their second round fixture for the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Monrovia two weeks ago, Chinaza Uchendu got the Nigerian girls on the way to another basket of goals with a 23rd minute [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: Liberia discharges last four Ebola cases

GOOD NEWS: Liberia discharges last four Ebola cases

The last four cases of Ebola in Liberia were discharged from a treatment clinic in Monrovia, capital of the country, on Monday.With their release from the hospital, the country is once again free of any known case of the virus, which re-emerged a month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified it free of Ebola.Six cases were recorded in a [...]

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    Liberia records 6th case of Ebola in new outbreak

Liberia records 6th case of Ebola in new outbreak

A Liberian woman has died of Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia, capital of the country.The woman, who passed on shortly after being admitted in the hospital, is the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month after a seven-week lull.The victim from Montserrado county, which contains Monrovia, is thought to be linked to the other five [...]

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    ‘Nigeria won’t ban Liberian flights over new outbreak of Ebola ’

‘Nigeria won’t ban Liberian flights over new outbreak of Ebola ’

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has no plan to ban Liberian airlines from coming into Nigeria, following a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia.Fan Ndubuoke, NCAA's general manager (public affairs), said this on Friday, during an interview with NAN in Lagos.Two months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the West African country free [...]

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    Liberia records two new cases of Ebola

Liberia records two new cases of Ebola

Liberian health officials confirmed two Ebola infections on Thursday, bringing to five the total number of new cases since the West African nation was declared free of the virus.Francis Keteh, deputy incident management system leader, said all the five Ebola patients were from Liberia's north-central Margibi county.He said they include a 17-year-old boy whose death on June 28 made Liberia [...]

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    Nigeria ‘raises alert level’ after Ebola resurgence in Liberia

Nigeria ‘raises alert level’ after Ebola resurgence in Liberia

The federal government has advised Nigerians to be vigilant and embrace basic hygiene in light of the fresh outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia.This is contained in a statement signed by Ayotunde Adesugba, director press and public relations, federal ministry of health, Abuja, on Thursday.The statement urged Nigerians not to panic on the development in Liberia, as the [...]

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    Liberia records second ebola case

Liberia records second ebola case

Less than seven weeks after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Liberia free of ebola, fresh cases have emerged, killing a 17-year-old.The country recorded 4,700 deaths, the highest rate of casualty among the west African countries affected during the outbreak of the virus.The last ebola patient in Liberia died on March 27."We have two confirmed cases today in Liberia," said [...]

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    VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola volunteers return from Liberia

VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola volunteers return from Liberia

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    After 15 months, WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

After 15 months, WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola after no new cases were reported for 42 days.WHO regards a country Ebola-free after a 42-day period without a new case - twice the maximum incubation period.The last Ebola patient in Liberia died on March 27.The country recorded 4,700 deaths, the highest rate of casualty among the West African [...]

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    Liberia soccer league set to resume after ‘Ebola break’

Liberia soccer league set to resume after ‘Ebola break’

Liberia's elite soccer league will resume next weekend after an eight-month Ebola induced break.With the virus – which accounted for more than 3, 400 lives in Liberia – close to elimination, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has set a date for the commencement of the new season.“We have, and will, put all preventative measures in place,” LFA president, Musa Bility, [...]

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    Liberia records fresh Ebola case

Liberia records fresh Ebola case

Three weeks after Beatrice Yordoldo, the last known victim of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia, was discharged from a hospital, the country has recorded a new case.Francis Kateh, acting head of the Ebola incident management team in Liberia, told the BBC that a woman who was taken into a treatment centre in Monrovia, capital of the country, tested [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: Last Liberian Ebola victim recovers

GOOD NEWS: Last Liberian Ebola victim recovers

The last victim of the highly contagious Ebola virus disease in Liberia has been discharged from the hospital and the country has not recorded any new infection in a full week.This is the first time in nine months that Liberia, which has one of the highest causalities in the current outbreak of the disease, would not record a fresh case.Six [...]

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