Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Philippines halts peacekeeping mission in Liberia over Ebola

Philippines halts peacekeeping mission in Liberia over Ebola

The Philippines government has suspended its peacekeeping operation in Liberia as a result of the continuous spread of the highly-contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the West African country.Since 2003, the government of Philippines has been sending troops to assist in stabilising Liberia after decades of conflict.However, the government decided to withdraw its 115 troops on Saturday, citing the worsening [...]

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    South Africa imposes ‘total travel ban’ on Ebola-hit countries

South Africa imposes ‘total travel ban’ on Ebola-hit countries

Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s health minister, on Thursday announced an immediate ban for non-South Africans from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – three of the countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.Motsoaledi said travellers from Nigeria, which has recorded few cases, will be allowed entry into the country only after scrutiny, while South Africans returning from the three worst-hit countries will also be screened."A total [...]

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    American doctor, Brantly, recovers from Ebola

American doctor, Brantly, recovers from Ebola

Doctor Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia for a charity helping to save victims, has been released from hospital.According to the charity, Samaritan’s Purse, Brantly was released after receiving treatment with experimental drug, ZMapp.President of Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham, released a statement celebrating the doctor’s discharge from hospital and calling for prayers for those [...]

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    Liberia finds Ebola patients who fled isolation ward

Liberia finds Ebola patients who fled isolation ward

Suspected Ebola patients who fled when armed men attacked an isolation centre in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, on Sunday, have been found.The missing patients have now been relocated from the primary school where the incident took place to an expanded treatment unit, which was recently commissioned at the John F Kennedy Memorial Medical Centre in the capital, Monrovia."We are glad to [...]

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    Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

Ebola: US to send 100 medics to Africa

The United States government on Monday announced that it would deploy 100 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.Reuben Brigety, US ambassador to the African Union (AU), stated this in Addis Ababa during an information-sharing session on Ebola at the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).Brigety said the U.S would deploy 25 medical [...]

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    Massive Ebola spread looming in Liberia after attack

Massive Ebola spread looming in Liberia after attack

There are concerns in Liberia over a looming wider spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), after armed men broke into a closed primary in Monrovia being used as an isolation centre, prompting 29 patients to flee.The armed men, all youths, were reportedly doubting the existence of Ebola, saying government was only trying to use the campaign against the disease to generate [...]

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    Doctors Without Borders: Ebola outbreak ‘like wartime’

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola outbreak ‘like wartime’

Though there have been different moves to tackle the Ebola virus outbreak ravaging four different West African countries, a prominent medical doctor says it may take about six months to bring the situation under control.On Thursday, Nigeria imported Nano Silver, an experimental trial drug for Ebola, while Liberia also procured ZMapp, another trial drug, for the disease.Ebola has claimed about 1,069 lives [...]

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    NFF: Rwanda will play in Nigeria despite Ebola fears

NFF: Rwanda will play in Nigeria despite Ebola fears

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed as baseless, the hues and cries of the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) over the Ebola virus in Nigeria.FERWAFA had written to the Confederation of African football (CAF), expressing concerns over the virus and requesting to have their 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifier scheduled for Calabar on September 6 taken to another country out of [...]

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    Sawyer ran to Nigeria ‘to get help’, says wife

Sawyer ran to Nigeria ‘to get help’, says wife

Mrs. Decontee Sawyer, wife of the Liberian who introduced Ebola virus into Nigeria, has broken her silence over her husband's death to reveal the real reasons he came to Nigeria.Writing on her Facebook wall, Mrs. Sawyer blamed the government of Liberia for not investing in its health sector, saying her late husband decided to travel to Nigeria because he believed he could [...]

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    ‘Ebola drug’ finally arrives Liberia

‘Ebola drug’ finally arrives Liberia

A consignment of experimental Ebola drugs arrived by plane in Liberia on Wednesday to treat two doctors suffering from the virus, Reuters reports.The drug, ZMapp, arrived in two boxes on a commercial flight from the United States carried by Liberia's minister of foreign affairs, Augustine Ngafuan.A Reuters witness said it was unloaded at the VIP terminal.ZMapp will be taken to [...]

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    US approves ‘Ebola drug’ for use in Liberia

US approves ‘Ebola drug’ for use in Liberia

The Liberian government has confirmed that United States will send the untested experimental Zmapp drug to its Ebola patients.According to BBC, the decision was reached after Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made a request for the drug from the US.The drug has been credited with stabilising American medics, nurse Nancy Writebol and doctor Kent Brantly (pictured) before they were airlifted to [...]

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    Ebola: Doctor says ‘I’m getting stronger everyday’

Ebola: Doctor says ‘I’m getting stronger everyday’

The Texas doctor being treated for Ebola in Atlanta, United States, after getting evacuated from Liberia said in a statement on Friday he was "growing stronger every day", according to a Reuters report.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, said he had received the best possible care from Emory University Hospital infectious disease specialists, who also are treating his colleague, Nancy Writebol, for [...]

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    Ebola: Jonathan bans movement of corpses

Ebola: Jonathan bans movement of corpses

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a national emergency to "control and contain" the Ebola virus in Nigeria, banning the movement of corpses from one community to the other as well as from outside the country.He has also approved a special intervention plan and the immediate release of N1.9 billion for its implementation.The full extent of the emergency and its implications were, however, [...]

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    Sierra Leone, Liberia shut down for Ebola

Sierra Leone, Liberia shut down for Ebola

The army blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Thursday after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency, according to a Reuters report.Ebola has so killed 932 people in West Africa, the deadliest outbreak ever.Worried Liberians queued at banks and stocked up on food in markets in Monrovia while others took buses to unaffected [...]

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    Liberians unhappy with ‘harassment and stereotyping’ by Nigerians over Ebola

Liberians unhappy with ‘harassment and stereotyping’ by Nigerians over Ebola

The Liberian ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conte’h, is unhappy that "Nigerians are harassing and stereotyping" Liberians living in the country for Nigeria's Ebola travails.The ambassador alleged that since the first case of Ebola, which his countryman brought,  was recorded in the country, Liberians in Nigeria have been the subject of intimidation, harassment and stereotyping.“I would like to appeal for the indulgence [...]

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    Priest with Ebola arrives Madrid, in stable condition

Priest with Ebola arrives Madrid, in stable condition

A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said Thursday.The priest, Miguel Pajares, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola and was one of three who tested positive at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia earlier this week. He was flown to Spain [...]

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