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New Ebola Case Discovered In Sierra Leone

Health officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the West Africa outbreak over. The country was declared free of the virus on 7 November, and the region as a whole cleared when Liberia was pronounced Ebola-free on Thursday. But two tests conducted on a boy…

New Ebola Case Hits Liberia

Liberian Health Minister, Bernice Dahn said on Friday, a new case of Ebola has emerged, a setback for the country declared free of the disease on September 3, 2015. Dahn said that it was also a set back for the region, which was struggling to end an epidemic that had killed around 11,300 people. The…

3 New Cases Of Ebola Reported In Guinea

Three individuals have contracted Ebola in Guinea, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 9. Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the national center for the fight against Ebola, told Reuters that the three new cases occurred in Forecariah in western Guinea. They contracted the virus from the family of a woman…

10 Quarantined In Calabar As Man With Ebola Symptom Dies

University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has quarantined ten persons following the death of a patient in the hospital on Wednesday with symptoms commonly associated with Ebola virus. Chair of  Medical Advisory Committee, Queeneth Kalu, of the hospital made the revelation on Thursday in Calabar while addressing newsmen, Vanguard reports. Blood samples have been sent to…

Sierre Leone Records Two New Cases Of Ebola

Two new cases of Ebola have surfaced in Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had not been seen for months. The two new cases are relatives of a man who contracted the virus in mid-July, the National Ebola Response Centre’s OB Sisay said: “We…

Sierra Leone’s Vice President In Quarantine For Ebola

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European Union conference on Ebola in Belgium. Sam-Sumana will carry out his…

First Ebola Case Confirmed In Scotland

A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow. The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, is in isolation at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital. All possible contacts with the case are being investigated, including on flights to Scotland via…

Ebola Doctor Dies In The U.S.

A surgeon has died after contracting Ebola disease while working in Sierra Leone and moved to a specialized biomedical unit in Nebraska, USA. Martin Salia, a native of the West African nation whose family lives in Maryland, was flown from Sierra Leone on Saturday and rushed to the Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit. He died…

Jonathan Releases N200m Ebola Fund To Rivers

The Rivers State Government said on Friday that President Goodluck Jonathan had released the sum of N200m promised by the Federal Government as part of its contribution to the fight against the Ebola virus disease in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, expressed gratitude to the President for fulfilling his promise…

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