Ebola virus -
  • Nigeria: Wife of Ebola victim moved to Lagos
    29 august 2014 16:31:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian health authorities have moved the wife of the medical doctor who died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the southern city of Port Harcourt to an isolation centre in the commercial city of Lagos.Full text...

  • Senegal: First Ebola case reported in Senegal
    29 august 2014 13:39:11
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The first case of the deadly Ebola virus has tested positive in Senegal, the Senegalese Minister of Health, Eva Marie Coll Seck, said on Friday in a news conference. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Paramount chief moves to shield his people from Ebola
    29 august 2014 12:34:45
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A Paramount Chief in Sierra Leone, one of the four West African nations affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), has directed his people to stop any ambulance carrying infected patients to the treatment centre in his district. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS health ministers appeal to end of flight ban to Ebola-affected countries
    29 august 2014 05:18:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Health ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have made a passionate appeal to airlines to resume operations to Ebola-affected countries for immediate supply of medical items and other assistance to contain the current spread of the deadly disease. Full text...

  • Ghana: WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to West Africa Ebola crisis
    28 august 2014 16:04:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday released a roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,500 people. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Sierra Leone envoy calls for AU intervention against Ebola blockade 
    28 august 2014 14:20:54
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Sierra Leone's newly appointed ambassador to the African Union (AU) Osman Keh Kamara has called for urgent intervention to stop the closure of borders and flight cancellations against the Ebola-affected countries.Full text...

  • Ghana: West African Health Ministers open meeting on Ebola
    28 august 2014 14:02:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A one-day meeting of West African Health Ministers on the Ebola crisis opened in Accra, Ghana's capital, Thursday with a call on participants to come out with concrete strategies on how to quickly and effectively fight the disease that has killed more than 1,500 people in four countries. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Residents protest against Ebola quarantine room at regional hospital
    28 august 2014 13:12:55
    Souillac, Mauritius (PANA) - At least 500 residents of the village of Souillac in southern Mauritius have petitioned the Health Ministry against the setting up of Ebola quarantine rooms at the regional hospital in the locality, PANA reported from here Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Medical doctor dies of Ebola in Port Harcourt, first case outside Lagos (Updated)
    28 august 2014 11:24:58
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - A medical doctor has died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt, becoming the first death from the virus outside the commercial city of Lagos, the authorities in Rivers State, of which Port Harcourt is capital, confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: First Ebola death recorded outside Lagos
    28 august 2014 10:14:33
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The first case of Ebola death outside Nigeria's commercial capital city of Lagos has been recorded in Port Harcourt, capital of southern Rivers State, authorities have announced. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Committee set up on Ebola
    28 august 2014 09:26:29
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The National Security Council of Cote d'Ivoire has set up a health watch committee to monitor the implementation of preventive measures against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) currently ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills 13
    28 august 2014 08:49:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 13 lives from 24 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed.Full text...

  • UN: WHO organises workshop to boost Africa’s defences against Ebola
    27 august 2014 22:53:34
    New York, US (PANA) - A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, a WHO statement said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan condemns stigmatisation of some Nigerians over Ebola
    27 august 2014 19:16:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday condemned the stigmatisation of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. decries social media misinformation on Ebola
    27 august 2014 00:01:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Authorities in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, where the first case of Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) in Nigeria was recorded after an infected Liberian 'imported' it, has decried the misinformation being peddled on the social media about the disease. Full text...

  • CAF Champions League: Tunisian club CSS wants to play outside DRC because of Ebola
    26 august 2014 21:47:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Club Sportif Sfaxien (CSS) wants to play the first leg of their semi-final CAF Champions League Cup match against Vita club of DR Congo on neutral pitch because of the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in that country, sources from the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Govt. angered at lack of help from UK over Ebola
    26 august 2014 21:34:19
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean Government has expressed disappointment over the UK's response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO moves to protect its health workers in S/Leone from Ebola
    26 august 2014 19:40:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily pulled back its health workers from the Kailahun post in Sierra Leone to the capital, Freetown, after the announcement over the weekend that one of its health workers was infected with Ebola virus.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: President Fonseca solicits trust from Cape Verdians in fight against Ebola
    26 august 2014 14:15:44
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian president, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, has urged the population to have confidence in measures taken by the government to avoid the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the island.Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC member states take measures to avert Ebola threat
    26 august 2014 08:23:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - East African Community (EAC) partner states have collectively agreed to take immediate as well as short- and long-term health measures to address the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the region, which include entry screening of all persons from the high risk countries of West Africa. Full text...

  • US: UN says flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola
    25 august 2014 21:48:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region. Full text...

  • Belgium: DR Congo gets 58,000 euros from Belgium for Ebola prevention
    25 august 2014 19:57:23
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium has released 58,000 euros as an emergency medical aid for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to fight the deadly Ebola virus whose outbreak in the country was confirmed Monday by the Kinshasa government, official sources said.Full text...

  • Mali: Malian bank offers 10 million CFAF for prevention of Ebola virus disease
    25 august 2014 17:50:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's Coris Bank has contributed CFA F 10 million in support of the government plan for prevention of the deadly Ebola virus disease from entering the West African country, sources in the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene here have told PANA.Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO promises 'best care possible' for Ebola-infected health worker
    25 august 2014 10:07:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to give the 'best care possible' to an international health worker who is deployed for the Organization in Sierra Leone, who has contracted Ebola.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF supports Liberia to fight Ebola outbreak
    24 august 2014 15:12:51
    New York, US (PANA) - As part of the overall UN push to assist West Africa in battling the worst Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola cases top 1,000 in Liberia
    23 august 2014 14:46:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia have topped the 1,000 mark, with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing in its latest update on the disease that Liberia has 1,082 cases.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: MPs join Ebola sensitisation
    23 august 2014 13:24:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Members of Parliament (MPs) have initiated an awareness campaign on the Ebola Virus Disease that has hit the four West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, PANA reported Saturday.Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana to host Ebola meetings
    23 august 2014 10:20:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is to host a series of meetings under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to have a common approach to the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has been ravaging the sub-region. Full text...

  • US: UN vows to radically scale up Ebola fight
    22 august 2014 22:05:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Dr. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola, who was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to establish how best the UN can support affected communities, on Friday wrapped up the first leg of his visit to all Ebola-effected countries in West Africa. Full text...

  • Togo: Nursing staff union concerned about lack of protection against Ebola virus
    22 august 2014 17:37:00
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo's national union of nurses, SYNPHOT, has decried the lack of adequate preventive measures to ensure the security of nursing staff in hospitals in case the deadly Ebola virus disease hit the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria records two new cases of Ebola
    22 august 2014 13:20:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has recorded two new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), bringing the total number of cases so far recorded in the country to 14, according to Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Full text...

  • Congo: 'No Ebola in Congo'
    22 august 2014 09:48:54
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - No case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in Congo since the latest outbreak in Dec. 2013, Congolese Health Director Alexis Elira Dokékias said on Thursday evening, reacting to a suspected case in Brazzaville.Full text...

  • UN: WHO chief appeals for int'l assistance for Ebola affected countries
    21 august 2014 22:13:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, on Thursday appealed for "massive, coordinated and targeted assistance" in the months ahead for the Ebola affected countries, to help them overcome the challenges they are facing. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to deploy military medical staff to combat Ebola in West Africa
    21 august 2014 20:11:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has approved the deployment of a military force known as the AU Support to Ebola Outbreak (Operation ASEOWA) to combat the disease outbreak in the West African region, officials said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Benin: 64th session of African health ministers put off due to Ebola outbreak
    21 august 2014 19:57:00
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in parts of West Africa, the 64th ministerial session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee for Africa, initially planned for 1-5 September in Cotonou, Benin, has been postponed until November, Beninese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nassirou Arifari Bako, said here Thursday.Full text...

  • Congo: Govt takes measures to shut out Ebola
    21 august 2014 11:57:37
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government has taken measures to control cross-border movements in order to combat the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has affected four West African countries, Departmental Director of Health in Brazzaville Dominique Obissi announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Opposition calls for active surveillance on Ebola
    21 august 2014 11:32:05
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has called on the government to initiate an active surveillance system for the Ebola Virus Disease which has hit parts of west Africa.Full text...

  • Switzerland: Ebola cases, deaths continue to rise
    21 august 2014 10:03:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The number of cases and deaths from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that broke out in Guinea in Dec. 2013 and has now spread to three other countries in the West African region has continued to rise, hitting 2,473 and 1,350 respectively as at 18 Aug., according to the latest update released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Gov't bans nationals from Ebola-hit countries from entering its territory
    20 august 2014 20:58:32
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian government on Wednesday banned nationals from the three West African countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus disease from entering the country for three months.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Health ministry confirms measures to deal with Ebola virus
    20 august 2014 19:22:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Health Minister Mohamed Salah Ben Amaar confirmed Wednesday that all necessary measures have been taken to deal with the Ebola Virus Disease in case it is detected in this North African country, Full text...

  • UN: WFP says Ebola affected communities need food assistance
    20 august 2014 18:59:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday said about 1.3 million people require food assistance in areas worst affected by the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa. Full text...

  • Benin: Catholic Church takes action against EVD
    20 august 2014 17:19:12
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Catholic Church in Benin on Wednesday announced measures it has taken to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during celebration of the sacrament of Communion, particularly at Dassa where thousands of people from allover the world go on pilgrimage every year. Full text...

  • Belgium: False Ebola alert raised in Belgium
    20 august 2014 13:45:24
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Tests on a 70-year-old Guinean woman, who presented symptoms of the deadly Ebola disease, proved negative in a private hospital, “Notre Dame de Marcinelle”, in Belgium, hospital sources told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senior doctor dies from Ebola
    19 august 2014 23:19:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A senior Nigerian doctor who was infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after treating an infected Liberian at a private hospital in the commercial city of Lagos last month has died of the disease, Nigerian health authorities announced in Lagos on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: WHO reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea on Ebola infection
    19 august 2014 19:52:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said the trends Full text...

  • Belgium: Malaria takes Guinean boy to isolation for fear of Ebola in Belgium
    19 august 2014 16:59:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A 13-year-old Guinean boy, who arrived in Belgium last week from Conakry, has been quarantined at Père Damien à Ostende University Hospital to check if he has been exposed to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, hospital sources said Tuesday.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis takes measures to prevent Ebola virus
    19 august 2014 15:10:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Although the Ebola disease has not yet been recorded in Tunisia since it was first declared in 1976, the Tunisian government has taken a series of measures to prevent an outbreak in the country, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Health authorities formulate plan to respond to EVD
    19 august 2014 14:37:40
    Souillac, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo Tuesday presented the National Preparedness Plan to enable health authorities and the population face any eventuality associated with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) .Full text...

  • Rwanda: Severe famine looms in countries affected by Ebola in West Africa, says WHO
    19 august 2014 11:51:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – At least some 113 new cases of the deadly Ebola disease have been reported over the last two days in the four West African countries mostly affected by the epidemic (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria), as the isolated communities begin facing severe famine, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday in a statement obtained by PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola deaths in West Africa rise to 1,229 as 84 more patients die
    19 august 2014 10:56:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of people who have died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has risen to 1,229 after 84 more people died of the disease between 14 and 16 Aug. 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update which was issued Tuesday. Full text...

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