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Twenty three Super Eagles players embarked on different training regime at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in the port city, Alexandria, Tuesday, ahead of Nigeria’s opening game against Burundi on June 22.

23 Eagles train at Arab Academy ahead Burundi Opener

Twenty three Super Eagles players embarked on different training regime at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in the port city, Alexandria, Tuesday, ahead of Nigeria’s opening game against Burundi on June 22.
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Court dismisses N20 million lawsuits against Usher

The $20 million lawsuits against popular R&B singer, Usher, has been dismissed
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Polio: Lagos government to immunise children aged 0-5

In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.
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Expert: Sunburn causes vitiligo

Dr Jide Owolana, the Chief Medical Director, Living Standards Hospital, Benin, on Tuesday said that vitiligo was not a contagious skin condition and affected people should be treated with love and care.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

Official: Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo

The deadly Ebola virus has infected 300 people in Congo since an outbreak erupted almost two months ago in the country’s east, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Research: Zika virus likely cure for brain cancer

The report was published on Tuesday by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, who have been researching into the Zika virus for years, trying to figure out how the virus attacks the brain.

Russian health care ministry creates new powder vaccine against Ebola

The Russian health care ministry, has got a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova said on Thursday.
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Zimbabwean lawmaker takes HIV test to counter accusations he had the virus

A Zimbabwean independent legislature, Temba Mliswa, has reportedly taken a public HIV test in response to what he described as unfounded media allegation that he had the virus.

Four new cases of Ebola confirmed In Congo

Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

WHO: Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start as early as Wednesday, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Minister: DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak coming to an end

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday.

Three Ebola patients escape Congo quarantine as control of outbreak reaches ‘critical point’

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in the Congo city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the teeming river port, Reuters has reported.

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.

EU court upholds curbs on bee-killing pesticide

A top European Union court on Thursday upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta.

Russian research institute develops new HIV medicine

The Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have the HIV, head of the federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said on Wednesday.

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