June 2, 2017

Ebola outbreak in Congo under control – Minister

The Democratic Republic of Congo has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the last 21 days, the maximum incubation period for the disease, and is now in a phase of heightened surveillance, the health minister said on Friday. “At this stage, we can say that the spread of […]
May 30, 2017

Nigerian University Develops Ebola Test Kits

Following the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in The Congo, a Nigerian University has developed test kits for the disease. Scientists at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, has developed and patented two rapid diagnosis test kits for the […]
May 25, 2017

Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Threatens CAR – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday warned that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR). Militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border to CAR. Two cases of the virus have been confirmed by […]
May 19, 2017

Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29 – WHO

The number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo has risen to 29, up from 21, WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told a regular UN briefing in Geneva on Friday. “As of this morning we have 29 suspected cases,” he said. He said that there were no new deaths in the outbreak, […]
May 18, 2017

Passengers To Go Through Screening To Check Spread of Ebola

The Federal Government has ordered health workers to intensify screening of passengers coming into the country as part of deliberate efforts to check possible spread of Ebola virus. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive […]
May 18, 2017

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak

Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. An experimental vaccine has been developed since the West African epidemic in 2014-2016 that left more […]
May 18, 2017

Nigeria Well Prepared Against Ebola Outbreak – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Wednesday, gave an assurance that Nigeria is well prepared for possible outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country. He said the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had directed that activities be stepped up at the nation’s borders. Adewole spoke while briefing State […]
May 16, 2017

Kenya Issues Alert On Ebola Outbreak

Kenya’s health ministry on Tuesday released an alert on Ebola outbreak following the disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health Jackson Kioko said the government has reactivated the rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow-up of travellers […]