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WHO says Congo faces “very high” risk from Ebola outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo faces a “very high” public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from “high” previously. The risk to countries in the region was now “high”, raised from …

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads To DR Congo City – WHO

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organisation 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, …

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Codeine scandal: NAFDAC shuts down Emzor, 2 others

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has shuts down Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited; Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited and Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., that were implicated in the codeine syrup crisis. The DG of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosing this in a statement stated that the action was …

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1 Nigerian dies of stroke every 2 minutes – Neurologist

Prof. Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria’s first female neurologist, says one person dies every two minutes from stroke in the Nigeria. Okubadejo, of the University of Lagos, disclosed this at her Inaugural Lecture at the University in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was titled “Strokes of …

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Nasarawa records three suspected Lassa Fever cases

The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Keffi, Nasarawa State, says the hospital is currently handling three cases of suspected Lassa fever. Joshua-Ndom told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Keffi on Thursday that the hospital had taken the patients’ blood samples for test to ascertain whether or …

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WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free

The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. According to a WHO statement obtained by AFP on Saturday, the UN health agency nonetheless recommended taking the necessary steps to continue monitoring for possible signs …

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