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    Ebola: Senegal reopens border with Guinea

Ebola: Senegal reopens border with Guinea

Senegal has reopened its land border with Guinea, one of the worst hit countries affected by the the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Despite being certified free of the virus, Senegal prevented its West African neighbour from having access into its territory through the borders.Reuters quoted a statement of the country's interior ministry, as saying the improvement noticed on the part [...]

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    Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

A Nigerian soldier who contracted the highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) while on peacekeeping mission in Liberia has recovered from the virus.About 1, 300 soldiers from Nigeria are currently on peacekeeping mission in Liberia.On December 4, the United Nations announced that an unnamed peacekeeper from Nigeria tested positive to EVD and he was flown to the Netherlands two days [...]

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    Touching: Liberia president speaks on Ebola

Touching: Liberia president speaks on Ebola

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    Relatives turn down Ebola orphans in Liberia

Relatives turn down Ebola orphans in Liberia

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    Trinidad joins Guyana in banning Nigerians

Trinidad joins Guyana in banning Nigerians

The ban on Nigerian travellers over the Ebola disease is gradually spreading, with another Caribbean country wielding the big stick.The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has decided to deny visas to persons from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Congo, Liberia and Nigeria to prevent Ebola from entering the country.Guyana, another Caribbean nation, had also placed a ban on travellers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.Fuad Khan, the Trinidad [...]

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    Germany rejects Ebola patients after medic dies

Germany rejects Ebola patients after medic dies

A United Nations official, who contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia and was flown to Germany for adequate treatment, has died.Germany presently has seven health facilities capable of treating highly infectious patients in isolation but has now decided that it will stop admitting Ebola patients from West Africa to prevent an outbreak in the country.The 56-year-old medic was admitted into St. [...]

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    Ebola: Liberian health workers demand pay rise

Ebola: Liberian health workers demand pay rise

The Liberian national health workers association has demanded an increase in the pay of its members, threatening an industrial action in the demand is not met.The healthcare body wants its members to be paid a risk fee of $700 (N108,000) a month. The fee is currently less than $500 (N77,500) a month, apart from the basic salaries, which currently range [...]

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    ‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

‘Don’t play politics with Ebola’

A group, Nigerians for Change, has called on the federal and state governments not to politicise the issue of the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), appealing that both should work in unison to confront the challenges facing the country.Expressing delight that Nigeria is now a reference point for a positive development, the group said it was meaningless to [...]

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    Ebola: Rejected woman delivers twins on the street

Ebola: Rejected woman delivers twins on the street

As Ebola continues to strain medical facilities in Liberia, a 27-year-old pregnant woman who was turned down at the hospitals gave birth to a set of twins on the street in Paynesville city, while another rejected patient died.Comfort Fayiah was turned away from a Liberian hospital in the wake of the Ebola virus disease, which has undermined the nation's health [...]

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    Liberia cancels nationwide senatorial election over Ebola

Liberia cancels nationwide senatorial election over Ebola

The worsening spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has made the Liberian government to suspend its nationwide senatorial election, initially scheduled for Tuesday.With a casualty of Liberia 1,830 and 3,458 infected victims, the country is the most affected of the three West African countries battling the scourge.Liberia's upper legislative chamber comprises 30 senators, two representing each of the country's [...]

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    For the first time, Ebola infects journalist

For the first time, Ebola infects journalist

An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, and is to be flown home to the US for treatment, the network said on Thursday. Since the outbreak of the viral disease in February, this is the first time a journalist would test positive.The 33-year-old journalist, Ashoka Mukpo, is also the fifth US citizen to contract [...]

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    Ebola: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

Ebola: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

United States president, Barack Obama, has finally responded to the long plea of aid in Africa on Ebola, his government announcing its intention to send a troop of 3,000 people to help tackle Ebola in Liberia.US Officials told reporters that the plan, Obama will unveil himself, is strategized to include the building of 17 treatment centres, training of thousands of [...]

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    EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

EU donates €140m to Africa’s Ebola cause

As part of efforts to tackle the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the European Union (EU) has donated about €140m to help fight the disease ravaging a number of West African countries.The fund is to be used to enhance health systems, train health workers and pay for mobile testing laboratories in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea, the countries hit [...]

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    Port Harcourt Ebola victim dies

Port Harcourt Ebola victim dies

A few hours after Nigerians were rejoicing over the news that yet another Ebola patient had been successfully managed and discharged from hospital, the ministry of health has announced that a separate victim has been killed by the virus.Dan Nwomeh, special assistant on media and communication to the minister of health, said the latest victim died at an isolation ward in Port Harcourt, [...]

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    Ebola kills 31 in DR Congo

Ebola kills 31 in DR Congo

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed 31 people in a remote northwestern region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.Although the first case of Ebola was recorded in the country in 1976, Congo has been free of the virus since its outbreak in Guinea in February.The death of 70 people from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, [...]

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    ZMapp fails to save Liberian doctor

ZMapp fails to save Liberian doctor

Dr. Abraham Borbor, a Liberian doctor being treated with the experimental trial drug, ZMapp, has died.Bobor becomes the second known patient to have died despite being administered with the trial drug.On August 12, 75-year-old Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the disease in Liberia, died in a Spanish hospital where he was receiving treatment.But the drug has also led to the [...]

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