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Panic In LUTH As Patient With Ebola Symptoms Dies

Panic In LUTH As Patient With Ebola Symptoms Dies

The death of a patient suspected to have contracted the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD has caused panic among doctors and patients at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos. A doctor at the teaching hospital, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development on Tuesday. The doctor said that the patient was brought into the hospital

Senegal records first Ebola case

Barely one week after shutting its borders against countries with Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Senegal has recorded first case of Ebola outbreak, report says. It was reported that Awa Marie Coll Seck, Senegal’s health minister, who confirmed the case said the disease was brought into the country by a 21-year-old Conakry University student from Guinea.

Ebola Scare: Federal Shifts School Resumption

The federal government of Nigeria has directed an immediate halt to all Summer school activities across the country as part of efforts to prevent a spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country. Announcing the decision after a meeting with commissioners of education of all the states of the federation, Ibrahim Shekarau,

A Peep into Lagos Ebola Camp

It is one place that has recently generated almost an equal mix of interest and controversy. Many are interested in knowing what the isolation treatment center set up for patients who have tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, at the Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Yaba, looks like. Others, who say they already know,

Ebola: Ghana suspends Resumption of Tertiary Institutions

Ghana’s public tertiary institutions will reopen later than expected for the start of the new academic session, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education has announced. Ablakwa explained that the decision was to guarantee that an effective virus screening system was in place before foreign students traveling from affected West African countries arrived in the

Ebola: NGE Calls for Proactive Action

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE has called on government at all levels to “set up isolation centres and units as proactive measures to stay a step ahead of the deadly Ebola virus.”   The body also commended the Nigerian media’s reportage and sensitisation measures taken as part of campaign against the disease, since its

IPC Tasks Media On Ebola Reporting

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has issued some recommendations intended to assist the Nigerian media in reporting the challenges posed by the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Though Lanre Arogundade, director of IPC, commended the Nigerian media for its effort to give extensive coverage to the pandemic, he said the advisory was necessary to

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