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Doctors Suspend Strike Over Ebola Crisis

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Nigerian public sector doctors on Thursday suspended a nearly five-week long strike over an Ebola outbreak, which has killed two people and infected five others in Lagos.

SouthWest Governors Meet Over Ebola

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Governors from the Southwest zone of the country had on Wednesday rose from a meeting in Lagos and called on the Federal Government to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola: Getting A Cure Is Feasible - DG, NACA

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The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Professor John Idoko has hinted an early cure for the deadly Ebola Virus.  

Ebola: Ekiti State Government Sets Up Prevention Committee

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Ekiti state government has set up a multi-ministerial committee for the prevention of Ebola virus in the state.  

Ebola Scare In FCT Is A Hoax - Ademola Onakomaiya

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Health officials in Nigeria's federal capital have debunked the rumored incidence of Ebola virus in the city as a hoax.  

Ebola: Nigeria To Set Up Isolation Tents - Health Minister

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It has now been confirmed that a Nigerian nurse has died of the Ebola virus while five other cases are being treated.  

Ebola: Liberian President Sirleaf Declares State of Emergency

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared a 90-day state of emergency over Ebola as West African nations struggle to control an outbreak of the virus that has left at least 932 people dead.

France Eases Abortion Law

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France passed legislation this week allowing women to get abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with no questions asked, lifting previous restrictions as part of a sweeping and historic law meant to increase gender equality in the country.

Ebola: Lab Scientists Bemoan Poor Facilities In Nigeria

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As worries over the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria continues, laboratory scientists have drawn attention to the inability of the ill equipped laboratories in the country to handle the diagnosis of the virus for immediate medical treatment.  

Mike Omeri Tasks Nigerians On Hygiene Against Ebola; Moro Says Borders Are Safe

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The coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri wants citizens to take extra measures against contracting the dreaded Ebola virus.  

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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.