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Nipah virus in India records two more deaths, brings toll to 15

Two more people have died in the outbreak of Nipah virus in the southern Indian state of Kerala, taking the total number of deaths due to the brain-damaging disease to 15, officials said on Thursday.

One new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry.

American researchers kick off testing Ebola therapy

American researchers started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Centre, the nation’s largest hospital for clinical research, has said.

Two patients who fled Ebola centre among the dead in DRC

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Democratic Republic of Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said on Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalisation is not the solution to this epidemic."

DR Congo Ebola deaths rise to 26 – ministry

Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

WHO calls emergency meeting on Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa fever outbreak is under control.

DR Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak in northwest

Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of health on Thursday announced the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola.

Minister: Nigeria does not constitute global threat due to isolated Lassa fever cases

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria does not constitute a global threat to any nation due to isolated cases of Lassa fever recorded in some states in the country.

Hajj: Saudi Arabia threatens to stop Nigerian pilgrims over Lassa fever outbreak

Saudi Arabian authorities are threatening to block Nigerian pilgrims from attending this year’s Hajj exercise.

Two die of Lassa fever in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday said two of the three confirmed cases of Lassa fever died within three months in the territory.

Carter Centre calls for effective policy against open defecation

The Carter Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Programme for Plateau and Nasarawa has called for an effective policy of prohibiting open defecation toward eradicating schistosomiasis.

Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time.

Adamawa records first case of Lassa fever

Adamawa State has recorded its first Lassa fever case, with a victim, Gabriel Ambe, pronounced dead.

MSF appeals as Lassa fever ravages Nigeria

Health lobby group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (doctors without borders) has appealed for proactive vigilance against Lassa fever in Nigeria.

MSF: 101 persons die of Lassa fever in Nigeria

A humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Saturday called for proactive vigilance in Nigeria against Lassa fever, as 101 persons have died in the recent outbreak of the disease .

NCDC: Lassa fever death toll rises to 101

The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of the year has risen to 101, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said.

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