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Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea and DRC – Africa CDC

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Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 29 Ebola virus cases and 13 deaths so far, the Africa Centers for...
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Using wild animals for medicines increases exposure to zoonotic diseases

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The growing demand for game for meat and traditional medicines, especially in urban settings, is increasing humans’ exposure to zoonotic diseases and hunting pressure...
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Ebola infects 28 people, kills 11 in Guinea and DRC

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The African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases and 11 deaths so far,...
A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters

President Biden To Help Africa Fight Ebola and COVID-19

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The new administration of President Biden has initiated three important policies to help fight disease in Africa, all of which are in the self...
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Ebola infects 14 people, kills 9 in Guinea and DRC – Africa CDC

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Two African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 14 Ebola virus cases and nine deaths so far,...
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Biden names top aide Klain as incoming chief of staff

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Ron Klain, the former Ebola czar in the Obama administration, is being named as the incoming White House chief of staff once president-elect Joe...
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‘Shackling’ of mentally ill in Africa must end, says survivor

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Benjamin Ballah was 23 years old and suffering from severe depression when he spent almost a year chained to a log at a faith...

WHO announces Polio eradication Certification for Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Africa for successfully eradicating the wild poliovirus on the continent. The achievement according to WHO was made possible...
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South Sudan concerned about spread of Ebola during COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Sunday it was monitoring the border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to avert the spread of Ebola during...
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Writing exams in a pandemic

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Introduction I also watched our Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amakwa, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, on the Accra-based Citi TV’s...
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IMF Conditionalities Contribute to Shortage of Health Workers: Africa Suffers

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As I have told my friends for many years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is incapable of helping nations grow their economies. I do...
Mr David Kwarteng An Environmentalist

Over exploitation of biodiversity cause of disease outbreaks

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The over-exploitation of the natural environment and destruction of biodiversity are among the major causes of the outbreak of many infectious diseases in the...
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Africa CDC closely monitoring new outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday said its specialized health institution, the Africa CDC, is closely monitoring the situation while preparing to support responses...
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Top U.S. intelligence agency says coronavirus “not man made or genetically modified”

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The top U.S. intelligence agency said Thursday the country's intelligence community does not believe the coronavirus was manmade or genetically modified. The U.S. intelligence community...
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President Akufo-Addo has proven his worth-Razak Opoku

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The way and manner in which President Akufo-Addo is addressing the Coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best in his governance and the competence...
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Sepsis has killed many COVID-19 patients, study says

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Many novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) patients have died of a condition described as Sepsis, which is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by the body's immune...
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Together We Win

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China’s prevention and control efforts have made important progress at this stage. In the nation of 1.4 billion people, the daily new confirmed cases...
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Noguchi builds capacity of African scientists on COVID-19

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The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, on Thursday brought its training programme, aimed at building the capacity of laboratory...
A train attendant takes body temperature of a boy on train D354 from Chengdu East Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Feb.2, 2020. A travel rush is seen after the Spring Festival holiday. To contain the spreading of the novel coronavirus, the train attendants have to inspect train cabins on a regular basis, and observe passengers and ask if they have such symptoms as fever, cough and dyspnea, so as to ensure safe travels. By Hu Zhiqiang, People’s Daily Online

2019-nCoV fatalities far lower than H1N1, Ebola

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The fatality rate of confirmed novel coronavirus-related pneumonia cases in China was 2.1 percent as of Monday night, February 3, far below previous international...

MP cries for National Infectious Diseases Management Centre

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Dr Sebastian Issa Ngmenenso Sandaare, Member of Parliament (MP) for Daffiama Bussie Issa, says it is time Ghana had a National Infectious Diseases Management...
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8,000 vaccinated against Ebola in western Rwanda

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About 8,000 Rwandans have so far been vaccinated against Ebola in the western districts of Rubavu and Rusizi bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo...

WAHO leveraging on technology to curb infectious disease outbreaks.

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The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Nigeria among them, are leveraging on technology that will help them prevent...
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UN Humanitarian Boss calls for support to fight Ebola in DRC

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The UN humanitarian chief on Monday called on the international community to support the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...
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WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
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Surviving Ebola: “Nurses and doctors were battling to save my life”

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This is the country’s tenth Ebola outbreak – but it is the first time the densely populated province of North Kivu, an active conflict...
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13 People Quarantined in Uganda Over suspected Ebola Infections

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Ugandan authorities on Tuesday quarantined 13 people who picked up a body of suspected Ebola death in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as...

Africa Eye: Standing Among The Living

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As the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this remarkable film reveals the...
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Rwanda Embarks on Ebola Prevention Training

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Rwanda's ministry of health said Tuesday it has intensified exercises to enhance the medical personnel's and other stakeholders' readiness to prevent and manage Ebola...
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Ebola finds its way to Sweden

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A suspected case of Ebola has been discovered in a hospital in Swedish town of Enkoping, Region Uppsala told in a press release on...
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American doctor under close surveillance for Ebola

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An American citizen will be transported privately to Nebraska Medical Center for monitoring after possible exposure to the Ebola virus while providing medical assistance...