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United States Records Its First Case Of Ebola

The United States has confirmed its first case of the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saidon Tuesday, marking the first domestic appearance of the deadly virus that has ravaged swaths of continental Africa. In early September, four U.S. aid workers treating the outbreak in Africa were diagnosed there, and transported back to the U.S. for treatment after falling ill. This case, however, is the first known ... Read More »

Panic In Liberian Village As Ebola Victims ‘Ressurect!’

Panic is spreading across an African community after reports that two Ebola victims have risen from the dead. The victims, both females in their 40s and 60s, died of the deadly virus in separate communities in Nimba County, Liberia. But according to reports in a local newspaper, the pair have reportedly been resurrected and are now walking among the living, causing panic and fear among locals. The New Dawn Nimba ... Read More »

Doctor ‘Successfully’ Treats Ebola with HIV Drug in Liberia

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he’s had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug. Ebola & HIV CNN reports that Dr. Gobee Logan had given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That’s a 7% mortality rate. Across West Africa, the virus has killed 70% of its victims. Outside Logan’s Ebola center in ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Free Of Ebola Virus” Says Health Minister

It is quite relieving to know the dread is over as the Health Minister of Nigeria Prof. C. O. Onyebuchi Chukwu reports that Nigeria is completely free of active Ebola cases and have today released the final victim contacts from surveillance. In a telephone interview last night where he was preparing for a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Minister of HealthOnyebuchi Chukwu, MD, said, “Presently, there is ... Read More »

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises, no slowing down virus

• A Muslim faithful on pilgrimage to Mecca undergoes health checks for the ebola virus at the Hajj Camp, Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, on September 19, 2014. | credits: AFP THE West African region is indeed fighting the battle of its life against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease with the number of lives lost to the scourge rising daily. The World Health Organisation said on Thursday that at ... Read More »

At Last!: U.S. Pledges 3,000 Medical Troops To Fight Ebola Crisis In West Africa

President Barack Obama has pledged to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to build treatment clinics and train health workers to try to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as the United States widens its response to the crisis. The U.S. plan, a dramatic increase from Washington’s initial response last week, won praise from aid workers and officials in the region. But health ... Read More »

FG And NMA Agree On New School Resumption Date

The Federal Government(FG) and its opposing side Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) have finally agreed upon a new resumption Date for primary and secondary schools Nationwide. Federal Government and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) reached a consensus that all schools should return to the classroom on the 22nd of September 2014. However, The federal government made the announcement after the NMA agreed to the September 22 schools’ resumption date during stakeholders’ meeting ... Read More »

We Will Go On Strike If You Force Us To Reopen Schools On Sept 22 , Teachers Threaten FG

The Federal Government fails to put in place measures to protect its members and pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease before the resumption of schools. But the Federal Government says there is no going back on the date since there is no scientific basis for schools to remain shut beyond the September 22 resumption date announced by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau. The NUT National President, Michael ... Read More »

Ebola: No Going Back On Sept 22 Schools’ Resumption – FG

Indications emerged yesterday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jona­than, that the Federal Government will not go back on primary and secondary schools reopening on September 22 as a result of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is even as the United States of America has rescinded its decision to donate 30 body scanners to Nigeria to help it combat the spread of EVD. The Minister ... Read More »

Ebola: #OAU Female Student Tests Negative

After the initial scare yesterday,the female OAU student who was rushed to Lagos after confessing she came in contact with the late Enemuo has tested negative . Please follow and like us: Read More »

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