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Zambia dismisses reports of Ebola outbreak in capital

Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday September 4, dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case. Reports in some local media reported that the country recorded its

WHO congratulates Congo DRC as Ebola outbreak ends

• calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and all the

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

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Congo now Ebola free – Minister

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially declared its month Ebola outbreak over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the virus. “I declare on this

WHO deploys new technology for Ebola fight  

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had deployed new technology that allowed for rapid diagnosis of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO said in

Ebola: No evidence of infection in corpse repatriated from Congo – FG, Lagos assure Nigerians

Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris today announced that there was no evidence of Ebola infection or any other contagious infections in the remains of a Nigerian repatriated

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Update: Nigeria gears up for Ebola

Health Minister Inspects Abuja airport health facilities, says “Don’t panic” Screening of inbound passengers commences at international airports NCDC conveys stakeholders meeting, inaugurates Ebola Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) WHO Regional

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Ebola: Nigeria on red alert

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

3 dead, 6 hospitalised The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least three person have been reported dead after contracting the

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Final trial results confirm effectiveness of Ebola vaccine

Ebola virus may no longer constitute a threat to the world as witnessed in the past three years, as experimental vaccine has been adjudged to be “highly protective” against the

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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases

Two experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more

Ebola vaccine is safe, study shows

… stimulates strong immune response   A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine (ChAd3-EBO-Z) that resulted from an unprecedented global consortium assembled at the behest of the World Health

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Guinea records three new Ebola cases

– total now nine Three more people in Guinea have been infected with the Ebola virus, a senior health official said on Wednesday, further dampening hopes of an imminent end

Again, WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, for the second time around, that Liberia is now free of the Ebola virus. A statement issued by the world body on Thursday