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Ebola: Another US Health Worker Tests Positive

Ebola: Another US Health Worker Tests Positive

Another health worker in Texas, United States, US has tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the Centre for Disease Control, CDC said in a statement released today. “A second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola,” the statement said. The health worker

Ebola: IMF Restates Commitment To African Countries

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has reiterated its commitment towards tackling the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outbreak in Africa. Christine Lagarde, IMF’s Managing Director, made the disclosure on Friday in Washington DC during a meeting with the president of Guinea. “On behalf of the Fund, my main message today to President Condé and to the

Ebola: New York’s JFK Airport to commence screening

New York’s JFK airport is to commence screening to try to stem the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa. Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea; the worst-hit countries, will have their temperatures taken and have to answer a series of questions. This comes after the first person died

Lagos Trains 8,000 Teachers on Ebola

The Lagos State government has trained 8,000 public school teachers on the signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. Addressing teachers during a programme organized by the state ministries of Education and Health, Yewande Adeshina, special adviser to the Lagos State governor on Public Health, said aside from the information on enlightenment and

EBOLA: Health Workers Killed In Guinea

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about the Ebola Virus Disease have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea. On Thursday night, government spokesman, Albert Damantang Camara said the victims had been “killed in cold blood by the villagers.” Some of the bodies were discovered in a septic tank

Ebola: UNICEF trains 5000 Nigerian teachers

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said it has trained over 5,000 teachers at the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre, EEOC, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on how to save lives, contain the Ebola Virus Disease and avoid stigmatization. Geoffrey Njokwu, the agency’s Communication Specialist (Media and External Relations), in a statement said the training, which

Ebola: Nigeria, Liberia to receive 20m pairs of gloves

Najib Razak, Malaysia Prime Minister said Nigeria and four African countries would receive 20 million pairs of medical gloves to fight Ebola. The other benefiting countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He said that the donation was in response to the complaints by the medical experts, that the shortage

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