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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.

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).

Man lands in hospital after eating world’s hottest pepper

A man has been taken to hospital with a severe headache after he ate the world’s hottest pepper, the so-called “Carolina Reaper”.

Strange disease kills eight persons in Kano

A strange disease has ravaged Dungurawa village, in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano state, claiming 8 lives.

Meningitis: Expert cautions against self treatment of headache, fever

Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a Medical Practitioner, Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has warned against self-treatment of headache and fever during the hot season, saying it could be symptoms of meningitis.

Guinea reports Lassa fever death

Authorities in Guinea announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades on Thursday, heightening anxiety about another hemorrhagic fever in the West African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged.

Half of health searches on Google return cancer diagnosis – study

Half of all attempts to self diagnose an illness using Google could leave people fearing they have cancer, a study reveals.

Lassa fever: Imo health workers advised to increase surveillance

The Imo Government has advised healthcare workers in the state to increase their surveillance on symptoms of Lassa fever.

Lassa fever: health professionals to investigate every fever case before treatment – Isaac Adewole

Nigerian Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has warned all health professionals to investigate every case of fever before treatment.

WHO approves new typhoid vaccine with longer-lasting immunity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, which makes it eligible for procurement by United Nations agencies.

Monkeypox patient commits suicide at quarantine centre in Bayelsa

One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday.

US cuts Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious ‘attacks’

The United States is withdrawing 60 percent of its diplomatic staff and all family members from its embassy in Cuba after 21 diplomats suffered mysterious health attacks in recent months, US officials said.

Kwara yellow fever patients medically stable

The two patients diagnosed with yellow fever in Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara state are now medically stable.

Lassa fever: LUTH chief calls for collective precautionary measures

The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday, advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Lassa Fever.

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