Ebola Virus Disease
Lagos prepares for impending Ebola virus outbreak
Recent reports on the resurge of Ebola Virus Disease making rounds in the news raised fear among countries, as they move to strengthen their readiness and emergency response for possible outbreak.Barely a week after the Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga....
Another Ebola epidemic fears persist
Fears of another Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic have been raised after a new strain of the killer virus has been discovered.According to a report by DailyMailUK Online, officials warn the Bombali strain of the virus, found in bats in Sierra Leone, has the 'potential' to strike humans.
Herbal cures for emerging viral infections
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is ‘here’ again! There is also an imminent threat of another deadly virus tagged Disease X by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Indeed, several coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome [MERS]), flavivirus (yellow fever, West Nile, dengue, Zika), and alphavirus ...
Preparing for the next epidemic
The human race is under threat from possible disease epidemic deadlier than the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time while a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease.
Monkeypox and memories of Ebola Virus Disease
The news first hit the airwaves last Tuesday, where it was initially described as a “strange disease,” while some said it was either chicken pox, or smallpox, which was eradicated world-wide in 1980.
ECOWAS to combat health emergencies with rapid response team
The initiative, which is expected to be unveiled in the next one month, will ensure skilled medical experts are on standby to tackle any epidemic in any country in the region.
Private screening of Ebola film jolts fading memory
One of the producers and CEO of BAP, Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters, who just returned from the U.K. after a successful outing at London West End with her musical theatre, Wakaa, could not contain her joy in pulling off this filmic feat.
Lagos government, others hold summit on infectious diseases
The Lagos State government, in collaboration with three organisations, will today begin an African conference on emerging infectious diseases and bio-security in Lagos.