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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.

DRC: Three new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister says three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people.

Ebola: Lagos government ban transportation of corpses from DR congo

As part of measures to prevent the spread of the new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Lagos State Government has placed embargo placed on transportation of corpses from DRC even as it has reactivated all Ebola treatment Centres in the State to prevent possible reemergence of the disease.

WHO: Ebola in DRC not currently an emergency of international concern

“It was the view of the committee that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have not currently been met,” WHO said in a statement after a meeting of its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee.

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).

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

Research: Obese people more likely to smoke

A new research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking, WHO scientists said.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

The Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly difficult to control.

Ministry: Reported cases of Ebola rise to 42 in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo reported 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease in the ongoing outbreak, Jessica Ilunga, spokeswoman for the country’s Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.

Senate asks health minister to get emergency Ebola vaccines

The senate has asked Isaac Adewole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.

WHO: DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine

The Director General of the World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officials have agreed to use an experimental Ebola vaccine.

19 dead, 39 infected in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, confirmed 19 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola between April 4 and May 13.

WHO reports new Ebola case in DRC, vaccine this week

The head of the World Health Organisation said on Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.

Ebola: WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus arrives DR Congo

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response teams.

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization was due in DR Congo on Saturday to aid preparations for "all scenarios" in combatting the latest Ebola outbreak.

NTCA writes Kemi Adeosun to stay on course on excise duty on tobacco

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has commended the Minister of Finance, Dr. Kemi Adeosun, for the newly-announced excise duty on tobacco which is expected to take effect from June 4.

WHO to use vaccine to stem Ebola outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people.

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