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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) says three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) WHO had on Friday confirmed a new case of Ebola virus in the city of Beni in DRC, after 52 days of not recording a case in the country. Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, disclosed ...
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    The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there. U.S. travelers should “exercise increased caution”, the State Department said on Friday in an updated travel advisory that cited ...
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    A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said. Oly Ilunga oversaw Democratic Republic of Congo’s handling of the outbreak, the second deadliest in history, for nearly a year. He was stripped by the presidency of that responsibility ...
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    President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease. Her spokesperson, Ms Monica Grayley, disclosed this while briefing UN correspondents in New York on Tuesday. “The PGA welcomes the news that two of the four Ebola drugs being tested ...
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    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance. This follows the increase of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a ...
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    Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed survival rate of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – Regeneron’s REGN-EB3 and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – were both developed using antibodies harvested from ...
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    The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on Sunday, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center. A year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at ...
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    The daughter of an Ebola patient in the eastern Congo city of Goma has contracted the virus, making her the third case in the city of one million which neighbours Rwanda, the government’s Ebola response team said on Thursday. The appearance of Ebola in Congo has raised concerns that the virus could spread across the ...
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      Africa’s young men and women entrepreneurs will positively change the narratives of the continent, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Prof. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Saturday at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum 2019, where he was keynote speaker. Describing this generation as the smartest that has ever lived, the Vice ...
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    The World Health Organization on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda, suggesting the deadly virus could spread to that country for the first time. The report, and others written by Uganda’s Health Ministry and published as daily updates by the WHO’s Africa office, detailed the case of a ...