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Alert!!! Ebola-like virus breaks out in Uganda

An outbreak of a lethal virus ‘clinically similar’ to Ebola has broken out in Uganda, concerned health chiefs have announced. Marburg virus disease (MVD), which kills up to 88 per cent of people it strikes, is considered to be one of the most deadly pathogens in existence. Five cases have been identified so far as international aid agencies have rushed ...

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‘80% of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge’

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80% of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision. The scale of the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak has resulted in an unprecedented number of survivors and the opportunity ...

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Ebola outbreak in Africa ends, gaps in public health leave region vulnerable

Epidemiologists Anne Rimoin boarded a flight to Kinshasa on 19 May with a precious cargo in her luggage: the components of a diagnostic test for Ebola. Rimoin hoped that the test, the GeneXpert Ebola Assay, would help officials to track cases in the latest Ebola outbreak, which was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on May 11. ...

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Ebola: FG reports airline to ICAO over corpse repatriation

The Federal Government has formally reported Kenya Airways to the International Civil Aviation Organisation for conveying a corpse from the Ebola-infected Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria without the necessary approval. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over ...

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Nigeria not prepared for another Ebola outbreak, says Tomori

WHO, partners request N4b to tackle disease Contrary to assertion by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the country is better prepared for another possible outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) now than in 2014, a virologist, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, said Nigeria is not prepared for another outbreak. Tomori, former President of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) ...

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Government bans repatriation of bodies to check Ebola

Moves to sanction Kenyan airline for breach The Federal Government has banned the repatriation of human remains into the country in a bid to prevent the importation of infectious ailments following the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The embargo was placed yesterday on the heels of the transportation into the ...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Fourth death recorded in latest Ebola outbreak

A fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene Kabambi said. Of these suspected cases, two were confirmed in the laboratory ...

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Kenya issues alert on Ebola outbreak

Kenya’s health ministry on Tuesday released an alert on Ebola outbreak following the disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health Jackson Kioko said the government has reactivated the rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow up of travelers with elevated body temperatures and asymptomatic cases with history ...

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Ebola attacks Africa again, kills 3

A new Ebola outbreak has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Since April 22, there have been nine suspected Ebola cases and three deaths, the WHO said. One out of the five blood samples tested at the DRC’s National Biomedical Research Institute tested positive for the disease. Six people remain hospitalised with ...

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Stay Woke Nigeria!!! WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola, it added on Twitter. More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak ...

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