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Ebola: I Owe No One Any Apology – Minister Who Cleared Sawyer To Travel

4 years ago /

Liberia’s deputy finance minister, Sebastian Omar, who cleared Patrick Sawyer to travel, yesterday, defended himself against charges of incompetence for clearing Sawyer to travel to Nigeria for a conference. In the conversation on Facebook tracked by online publication, Premium Times, Omar stood his ground, and revealed that Sawyer was his friend.

Ebola: Abuja Airport Introduces Measures To Prevent Virus

4 years ago /

Authorities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja have introduced measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus through the airport.  

Sierra Leone Loses Another Top Doctor To The Ebola Virus

4 years ago /

A second leading Sierra Leone doctor has succumbed to the Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa, dealing another blow to the country’s faltering efforts to stem the disease.    

Ebola: 21 Quarantined In Enugu, As Nurse Who Had Contact With Liberian Victim Leaves Quarantine

4 years ago /

The Federal Government has confirmed further spread of Ebola virus in the country, saying 21 persons are being currently quarantined in Enugu State.

Nigeria Approves ZMapp For Ebola Patients

4 years ago /

The national health research ethics committee, a national body under the federal ministry of health, has approved the use of ZMapp, an experimental drug for the treatment of patients infected with the virus.

Private Hospitals Reject Patients With Fever Symptoms

4 years ago /

Some private hospitals in Lagos on Tuesday rejected treating patients who visited them with symptoms of fever as part of measures they were taking to prevent contracting the Ebola Virus Disease.

Canada To Donate Experimental Vaccine For Ebola In Africa

4 years ago /

Canada has decided to give almost 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine for the Ebola virus, to help the victims who have contracted the disease in the four West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Ebola: ECOWAS Official Dies, Becoming Third Casualty In Nigeria

4 years ago /

An ECOWAS official has died from Ebola in Nigeria, the West African regional bloc said on Tuesday, taking the total number of deaths in the country from the virus to three.

FG Sets Up National Trauma Centre

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government has commissioned its National Trauma Centre to take care of severe injuries especially from road accidents.      

West Africa Receives All Dose Of Experimental Ebola Drug

4 years ago /

A US company that makes an experimental drug for treating the often deadly Ebola virus said Monday it has sent all its available supplies to West Africa.

FCT Minister Sets Up Ebola Centre

4 years ago /

Sen. Bala Mohammed FCT Minister, set up  the General Hospital, Kuje, in Kuje Area Council, as Isolation Centre in cases of Ebola-infected persons.

Ebola: Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

4 years ago /

The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000.

Spanish Priest With Ebola Dies In Hospital

4 years ago /

A Spanish priest who contracted ebola while working in Liberia has died in hospital, health authorities in Madrid have confirmed.

Liberia Says U.S. Authorities Allow Use Of Experimental Ebola Drug

4 years ago /

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia's government to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said.  

Panic As Passenger Dies At Lagos Airport

4 years ago /

The was fear and panic at the Lagos international airport when an intending passenger collapsed and died Monday while waiting to collect the Yellow Card from Port Health Officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Nigerian Tests Negative In Hong Kong To Ebola

4 years ago /

A Nigerian man who was quarantined after he showed Ebola-like symptoms during a trip to Hong Kong has tested negative for the deadly virus.

Spanish Ebola Patient Gets Experimental Drug

4 years ago /

Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus.

Ebola: Another Case Confirmed In Nigeria

4 years ago /

The Nigerian ministry of health has confirmed the discovery of one more Ebola victim, bringing the total number of cases of the virus recorded in the country to 10 according to The cable. Details soon....

Ebola: Reps' Committee On Health Call Off Vacation

4 years ago /

Following the confirmation of six new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease, Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health says there is need for government to take urgent steps to curb further spread of the virus in the country.    

Ebola: Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency - Health Minister

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government has declared Ebola, a national emergency following the recent outbreak of the disease in Lagos southwest of the country.