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Spanish Priest With Ebola Dies In Hospital

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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.    

WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic An International Health Emergency

4 years ago /

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.   

Ebola: Minister Of Health In An Exclusive Interview With AIT

4 years ago /

The incidence of Ebola virus has suddenly become a major West African challenge. In the past few days the virus has made entry into Nigeria and has claimed two known victims, the Liberian import and a nurse who was part of the team that treated him. The virus has become a major national scare and in an exclusive no holds barred interview AIT’s Lara Owoeye-wise spoke with Nigeria’s minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu on the situation on AIT Newshour of August 6th, 2014.  

Doctors Suspend Strike Over Ebola Crisis

4 years ago /

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

4 years ago /

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

4 years ago /

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

4 years ago /

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

4 years ago /

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

4 years ago /

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.