Possible Ebola infected Nigerian being tested at Hyderabad’s Gandhi Hospital

Hyderabad: A Nigerian patient was admitted in the Gandhi Hospital and was being checked for any possible Ebola infection on Monday. Sources said that the doctors shifted him immediately to the special Ebola ward that had been set up for the purpose in the hospital and placed him under observation. Reports said the doctors had collected blood samples and would be transporting them to Delhi, where the confirmatory tests will done for Ebola. Doctors said all guidelines prescribed were being ...
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Nigeria set to be declared free of virus

Nigeria is expected to be declared officially free Today, Monday, after six weeks with no new cases. Africa's most populous country won praise for its swift response after an infected Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday. The current outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, most in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone An estimated 70% of those infected have died in thos...
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Nigeria Free from Ebola Virus Disease at the moment

Nigeria’s stable situation – with cases confirmed in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, characterized by a vastly inadequate and fragile infrastructure, and in Port Harcourt, the country’s restive oil and energy hub – astonished experts at WHO and probably everywhere else in the world as well. No one expected an outcome as good as this one. Rapid reaction After the country’s first case, imported by an air traveller to Lagos on 20 July, was confirmed, the Ministry of Health responded u...
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Nigerian tests negative for Ebola in Vietnam

A Nigerian man named Nweka Fortune Chukwuyem was discharged from the Ba Ria Hospital in Vietnam’s southeast Ba Rịa-Vung Tau province yesterday afternoon after he tested negative for the Ebola virus infection. The man is in stable health and has normal body temperature. His health would be supervised for 21 days, said Nguyen Van Thai, deputy director of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau department of health. Chukwuyem left Nigeria last Saturday and stayed at the Grand Hotel in Vung Tau City after reac...
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Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

  Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Index case. below is her inspirational story, Please read till the end On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently...
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Lagos Schools May Not Resume On Sept 22

The Lagos State government Tuesday said it was yet to take a position on the recent directive by the federal government that schools across the country should resume on September 22. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said this while addressing newsmen on the Ebola virus. He said the issue was before the State Executive Council and that government would soon make a pronouncement on whether schools in the state would resume on the date or not. The federal government recent...
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Wife of Late Doctor Discharged

The Federal Government yesterday announced the successful management and discharge of the wife of Late Dr Iyke Enemuo, who secretly treated a primary contact of an American - Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who imported the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into the country, even as it confirmed that a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, suspected to have had contact with the late doctor in Port Harcourt has been quarantined. In a statement issued yesterday, the Minister of Health, Prof. On...
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Nigeria checking South African national as suspected Ebola case

Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday they were holding for Ebola testing a South African national in transit to her country because she was showing potential symptoms of the disease after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The South African woman, whose identity was not revealed, flew in to Lagos airport from Morocco. She was being treated as a suspected case and was being taken to Lagos' Ebola treatment centre for tests to see whether she actually had the virus. The traveller, wh...
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Stabbing With Syringe in Nigeria Raises Concerns of Ebola as Weapon

A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, an incident that is raising concerns about whether the deadly Ebola virus could be harvested from the widespread outbreak in West Africa and used as a bioweapon. Initial tests on the substance in the syringe, conducted at a special biodefense forensics laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., did not detect the virus or any other threatening agent, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christo...
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Suspected Ebola case in Italy is actually malaria

Doctors testing a woman suspected of being infected with Ebola in central Italy have found she is actually suffering from malaria, the regional government said on Wednesday. The woman was hospitalized on Tuesday morning with symptoms suggesting the deadly hemorrhagic fever estimated by the World Health Organization to have killed at least 2,296 people in this year's outbreak, the worst in history. The region of Marche said on its website the patient, a woman who had recently returned to It...
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