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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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.
The senate has asked Isaac Adewole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.
The Director General of the World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officials have agreed to use an experimental Ebola vaccine.
The Kenyan Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) on Monday said that the government’s plan to hire 100 Cuban doctors, was unethical because there are enough doctors locally.
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.
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.
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.
The head of the World Health Organisation says he and Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister have agreed that Ebola vaccines will be shipped "as quickly as possible" as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows.
A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in the south of Syria's Damascus early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.
Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m.
Self-acclaimed spiritualist and leader of Divine Intelligence Ministry, Prophet George Fakolade, on Saturday warned President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop further activities towards his re-election in 2019, saying the second bid is ill-fated.
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng admitted Bayern Munich should have been awarded a stoppage-time penalty for his foul on Javi Martinez in the DFB-Pokal final.
Guardiola signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season on Thursday, and Kompany, who earlier this month celebrated winning the league title with City for a third time, believes the manager has the right mix of knowledge and approach to get the best out of his players.
Uganda has imposed taxes on religious groups for sale of Bibles, Koran, prayer and hymn books.
President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that Nigeria’s agricultural revolution remains real and on course as the Federal Government’s economic diversification and inclusive growth programmes are yielding positive results, particularly in key food-producing states.
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said he has no preferred candidate among the All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants jostling to succeed him.
One month after health workers, under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), embarked on an indefinite strike to drive home its demands for improved welfare and other issues, health care provisions at the federal health facilities and some state hospitals have been grounded.
Armed bandits operating along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highways have kidnapped 87 passengers on Sunday as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, charged troops to end the wanton killings and destruction of property in the axis in three weeks.