Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start
The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.
Ebola: NGO seeks better access to water, sanitation
Wateraid Nigeria has stressed the need for increased access to water, sanitation and good hygiene, saying these are key to the prevention of Ebola and other diseases threatening the nation and the African continent.
Watchdogs step up response in DR Congo as Ebola toll mounts
World agencies and neighbouring countries on Friday hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the toll from the notorious disease mounted.
UN projects Nigeria’s popultion to 189m by 2050
The UN has projected that Nigeria’s population will reach up to 189 million by 2050.
WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organization said Thursday, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain. "One new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2…
Mabo wants Presidency to stop Super Eagles, DR Congo friendly over Ebola
Former Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo wants the Federal Government to stop the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) from going ahead with the friendly match between the Super Eagles and DR Congo following Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 19 people in the East African country and 39 suspected cases reported by the World Health Organisation…
Senate begs JOHESU to end strike over fresh Ebola outbreak
The Senate yesterday pleaded with the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to call off the strike it embarked upon over three weeks ago, which has affected the health sector across the country. JOHESU had on April 18, embarked on industrial action due to what it described as the insensitivity and lackadaisical attitude of drivers of the…
Reported cases of Ebola rise to 42 in Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the ongoing outbreak, Jessica Ilunga, spokeswoman for the country’s Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday. The DRC ministry of health publicly declared the beginning of the EVD epidemic on May 8. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a…
Nigeria, others on alert as Ebola death toll rises to 19 in DRC
Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are on high alert over risk of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreading to their territories.
WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak
The WHO on Monday confirmed 19 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola between April 4 and May 13. The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases. It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. Information about the outbreak in Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata…