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By Mojisola Olatubora
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Mar 29th, 2015
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Sierra Leone‘s six million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is spread and how to prevent it. Teams were also going to search […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 23rd, 2015
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North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to agencies specializing in North Korea tours. North Korea is thousands of miles from the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and has reported no cases of the virus, which […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 17th, 2015
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Naomi Campbell got her fashionable friends to fight the Ebola epidemic during Fashion Week. After Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show on Saturday, Rihanna, Leo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Sean Combs and Snoop Lion toasted her at nightclub Up & Down. Earlier, stars including Justin Bieber and Mary J. Blige attended the charity fashion show at Lincoln […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 17th, 2015
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Thousands of Liberian children in pristine uniforms have flocked back to school as classrooms opened their doors for the first time after a six-month hiatus designed to stem the spread of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dozens of schools reopened, in a sign the outbreak is ebbing in Liberia, once its epicenter. The epidemic […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 16th, 2015
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A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, Liberia. The leaders of the West African countries devastated by the Ebola outbreak have vowed to eradicate the deadly virus by mid-April. Guinea’s president Alpha Conde and his Liberian and Sierra Leone counterparts Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ernest Bai Koroma […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 14th, 2015
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Sierra Leone has placed hundreds of homes in the capital under Ebola quarantine, in a huge blow to its recovery less than a month after lifting travel restrictions. “Some 700 homes have been quarantined for 21 days in the tourism and fishing community of Aberdeen in the west of the capital Freetown, after the death […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Nearly 3,000 US troops were deployed to West Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak last year. The United States military plans to pull most of its forces from West Africa where troops are helping to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak, US officials say. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby announced that nearly all […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 6th, 2015
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Ebola survivor Romeo Doe Doctors treating Ebola in Africa are raising concerns about the emergence of “post-Ebola syndrome” among survivors of the deadly outbreak. Ebola, which killed almost 9,000 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, initially causes fever and vomiting, then attacks the immune system and vital organs, often causing internal and e...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 4th, 2015
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The vaccine contains a harmless part of the Ebola virus that scientists hope will prompt the immune system into forming antibodies to fight the disease. The potentially life-saving medicine has been delivered to a secret location in Liberia, and initially administered to just 12 volunteers. Eventually the trial, centred at the Redemption Hospital in the […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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The first tests of the two vaccines against Ebola considered most promising began Monday in Liberia, one of the most affected by the virus, announced the US-Liberian cooperation PREVAIL, which leads them. This is ChAd3, developed by the British firm GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) with the American Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and rVSV-ZEBOV of […...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General in charge of the Ebola operational response of the World Health Organization (WHO) –  Weekly Ebola infections in west Africa have dropped to below 100 for the first time in more than six months, figures showed Thursday, raising hopes the worst-ever outbreak of the virus is coming to an end. Meanwhile, […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 28th, 2015
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NEC Corporation today announced the delivery of infrared thermography cameras via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to support counter measures against Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa. It delivered four units to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, and five units to the Republic of Ghana. The infrared thermographs provided by NEC will be installed in...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 16th, 2015
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The number of new Ebola cases is starting to drop off in the three worst-hit West African countries, and Liberia has only reported 48 cases in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday. Guinea and Liberia both reported the fewest new cases since August, WHO says in its latest daily look at […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 13th, 2015
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  The UN mission chief has said the victory against Ebola is “within our reach.” The World Health Organization said vaccination tests will begin within weeks in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There are two vaccine candidates from GlaxoSmithKline and another vaccine from the teamwork by NewLink Genetics and Merck that started clinical testing in […]...
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