1. Ebola: FG Bans Importation of Animals
The Federal Government has banned the importation of live animals into the country through the nation’s seaports and land borders. The move is part of the measures to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. This is coming nearly one month after the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) was deliberately imported into Nigeria by a Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, leading to five deaths, twelve confirmed infection cases and 179 people under surveillance.
2. Ebola: Govt. Urges Lagosians to Embrace Healthy Habit
Lagos State Government has urged residents of the state to desist from environmental pollution in order to assist in the fight against the Ebola virus. The government said such habits as defecating and urinating in the public must be done away with for a proper environmental hygiene standard, as a way of curbing the spread of the virus. The Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, had said.
3. Ebola: Four Additional Patients Discharged
Nigeria continues to record giant strides in the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease ( EVD ) patients as four additional patients were Monday discharged and declared free of the infectious disease.
In a statement in Abuja, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the development portend good omen for Nigeria taking cognisance of the devastation the virus had caused in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
4. Ebola Has Highest Effects on Wildlife Population
New research in gorillas that were affected by an Ebola virus outbreak shows that disease can influence reproductive potential, immigration and social dynamics, and it highlights the need to develop complex models that integrate all the different impacts of a disease.
5. Ebola Death Toll Hits 1,229 -WHO
The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has climbed to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, but it cited “encouraging signs” from Nigeria and Guinea that positive action can rein in the deadly disease. The death toll increased between August 14 and 16, as 113 new cases were reported, raising the total number of cases this year to 2,240, the world health body said.
6. Ebola: Nurses Celebrate Fallen Colleagues
In memory of the two nurses including Justina Obi Ejelonu of First Consultants Medical Centre who died from the Ebola virus while taking care of the Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, Nigerian nurses yesterday saluted their fallen colleagues. The nurses under the auspices of Nursing World Nigeria (NWN) paid tribute to the two dead nurses and others who had died for various causes, while diligently discharging their respective duties. Taking advantage of the annual World Humanitarian Day, the nurses said they chose to profile their fallen colleagues as humanitarian heroes because they were committed to making a difference
7. Ebola is Preventable -VC
Abstinence from contagious body fluids and personal hygiene are key to the prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Isaac Adewole, has said. He spoke at the first Town Hall meeting organised by the university’s EVD Prevention and Preparedness Committee. The vice chancellor said the committee was put together as the university’s response to the viral disease.