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Ebola scare: Enugu residents wear gloves to work, market

As the current news on Ebola virus makes wave in Enugu State, some citizens have resorted to taking precautionary measures to protect themselves from contracting the disease. A correspondent who monitored activities in Enugu on Friday, reports that people were seen wearing on hand gloves to markets and their offices as well as buying hand santisers. Also the people who ...

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Ebola: There is danger in Enugu – NMA Chairman

*Says Medical personnel are confused about what to do with suspected cases *Fleeing Lagos Nurse attended wedding in Enugu The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Enugu State chapter, yesterday, expressed displeasure over the poor preparedness and the manner in which the state government has responded to the Ebola virus scourge. The association noted that till date medical workers in the state ...

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Ebola latest: Another nurse dies, doctor in bad state

A nurse, Justina Obi Echelonu, one of the primary contacts who participated in the initial management of the index case, late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, has died in quarantine. She is the second nurse and fourth fatality of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed her death ...

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Ebola nurse flees Lagos for Enugu

One of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who escaped quarantine on suspicion of having the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, has been tracked to Enugu. The suspect, identified as a nurse, said to have travelled to her home town to visit her family, is now under surveillance with 20 others she came into contact ...

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Sawyer, a terrorist — Presidency

President Jonathan

The Presidency has tagged the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer Sawyer a terrorist for importing the virus into Nigeria. Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Youths and Students , Mr Jude Imagwe said this in Abuja during the dinner lecture and awards nights organised by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Youth Vanguard to honour prominent members of the party in ...

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Ebola kills 56 in two days, says WHO

GENEVA (AFP) – The Ebola virus killed 56 people in just two days, bringing the global death toll to 1,069, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark at the weekend, soared higher between August 10 and 11. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 over the two days, bringing the total number of ...

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EBOLA: FG confirms another Nurse, 21 others quarantined in Enugu

An additional twenty one persons including a nurse have been quarantined in Enugu state on a suspicion of likely infection with Ebola Virus Disease. Minister of Information Labaran Maku told State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting that  the affected nurse had primary contact with the late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the disease to Nigeria. The minister ...

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Ebola: FG bans inter-state transport of corpses, sick persons

The National Council on Health has banned the transport of corpses and critically ill persons on both local and international routes with immediate effect. It said only dead bodies with waivers granted by the Federal Ministry of Health would be transported within and into Nigeria. Such corpses must be conveyed   only   in   ambulances. To show its seriousness on the movement of corpses, ...

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Nigerians beg Obama to give Lagos nurse vaccine

Nigerians on different social media platforms on Saturday asked President Barack Obama to give a vaccine, ZMapp, being developed in the United States to treat a Nigerian nurse, Justina Ejelonu, reportedly infected with Ebola. On such websites as Facebook and Twitter, the petitioners begged Obama to release the vaccine to Ejelonu and other Africans suffering from the virus. The petitions were ...

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Jonathan sets aside N1. 9bn to fight Ebola

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, as a National Emergency and has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to ensure that all possible steps ...

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