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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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Ebola: WHO declares global emergency

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation on Friday declared the killer Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of west Africa an international health emergency and appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries. The decision after a two-day emergency session behind closed doors in Geneva means global travel restrictions may be put in place to halt its spread as the overall ...

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Ebola Latest: US rejects Nigeria’s request for trial drug

The United States of America, Wednesday, dashed the hope of an early cure for Ebola Virus victims in Nigeria when it refused to share the trial drug with Nigeria. US President Barak Obama says it would be premature to share the experimental drug with Africa. The Federal Government had earlier reached out to the United States Centre for Disease Control ...

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Ebola now national emergency – Health Minister

* 7 cases confirmed FOLLOWING the death of the matron that was one of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died recently of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has described the presence of Ebola in the country as a national emergency. Chukwu made this known when he appeared ...

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