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    First Ebola Patient Discharged From Hospital – Minister

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    Minister of health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu yesterday in a press briefing announced that the first person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease (EVD) – the female doctor who attended to Patrick Sawyer – has been declared free from the deadly disease and has been discharged from the isolation ward after following and meeting all protocol….

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    Confusion, Apathy As Fear Of Ebola Virus Spreads Nationwide

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    As the news of the deadly Ebola virus disease spread state governments have started massive sensitisation campaigns to curb the spread of the disease. ARONKE OLAYIWOLA, samuel abulude, BUKOLA IDOWU Lagos; Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin ; SAM EGWU, Lokoja; SOLOMON AYADO, Makurdi; ACHOR ABIMAJE,Jos; Tope Fayehun, Akure; Abubakar Salihi, Kano; Adebayo Waheed, Ibadan; JOSHUA DADA, Osogbo;…

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    As Virus Claims First Nigerian Victim: FG, States In Emergency Response Against Ebola

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    One of the nurses that attended to the Liberian-American Ebola virus victim, Patrick Sawyerr, has died from the virus in Lagos, thus becoming the first Nigerian casualty of the deadly disease. The minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, made the announcement yesterday during a press briefing in Abuja. Chukwu described the Ebola outbreak in the…

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    Anambra Seals Off Hospital Over Ebola Scare

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    The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Josephat Akabuike, announced yesterday that a hospital had been sealed off and its workers and patients quarantined due to Ebola disease scare. Briefing journalists in Awka, Akabuike said the measure followed information received by the government that a man whose body was brought back from Liberia at the weekend,…

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    Rape Victims Need Specialised Care – Experts

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    With about a year to go before the withdrawal of funding for the operation of the Mirabel Centre, the organisation is seeking financial support from public and private organisations, concerned stakeholders, philanthropists among others, to keep the centre running. This was disclosed by the managing partner, Itoro Eze-Anaba, Partnership for Justice, which is an international…

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    Disquiet As Suspected Case Of Ebola Surfaces In Lagos

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    Anxiety has gripped residents of Lagos State following the discovery of suspected case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) at an undisclosed health facility within the Lagos metropolis. In their separate speeches after the news of the discovery through the social media hit the state yesterday, the combined team of both Federal and Lagos…

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    End To AIDS By 2030 Possible – UN

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    A new United Nations report has said that it will be possible to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it “in every region, in every country”. The report also said 19 million of the 35 million people currently living with HIV are not aware that they have the virus and concluded that,…

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    Lagos Alerts Public On Measures To Avert Ebola

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    The Lagos State government has stressed the need for members of the public to take precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of the Ebola Virus disease in the state by observing and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene at all times. This follows the alarming increase in the number of cases and deaths occasioned by…

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    Pregnancy: Antenatal Experiences In Public Hospitals

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    Pregnant women are having a mixed grill of experience in accessing antenatal treatment in many public hospitals across the country. AMARACHI AIGBANGBE ( Abuja), STANLEY UZOARU (Owerri), OBINNA OGBONNAYA (Abakaliki), MATTHIAS NWOGU (Umuahia), GBENGA ADEBOYE (Abeokuta), TOPE FAYEHUN ( Akure), ALO ABIOLA (Ado-Ekiti), ADEBAYO WAHEED (Ibadan), JOSHUA DADA (Osogbo), ARONKE OLAYIWOLA (Lagos), ABUBAKAR SALIHI (Kano)…

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