Ebola virus -
  • Sierra Leone: 2nd doctor dies of Ebola
    15 august 2014 10:46:22
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A second medical doctor in Sierra Leone has died of the Ebola Viral Disease that is ravaging the West African nation and three other countries in the sub-region, PANA reported Friday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Govt. orders local paper to apologise for false report on Ebola
    15 august 2014 10:12:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian authorities Friday ordered a local Kiswahili language tabloid, Sani, to apologise for publishing a false report on an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the East African country. Full text...

  • Senegal: Journo gets 1-year suspended sentence over false news on Ebola
    15 august 2014 08:02:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Director of publication of the Senegalese daily “La Tribune” Félix Nzalé was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of one million FCFA (US$2,000) Thursday, after he was found guilty of publishing false news about the Ebola epidemic that is now ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported from Dakar.Full text...

  • Ebola: Cameroon to suspend flights from Ebola-affected countries
    14 august 2014 20:32:22
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon is to suspend all flights from Ebola-affected countries, to check the spread of the disease into the Central African country.Full text...

  • UN: WHO allays fears on Ebola infection on air travel
    14 august 2014 19:22:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday allayed fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out social media messages with assurances that "unlike infections like influenza and tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne."Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana warns citizens not to travel to Ebola affected countries
    14 august 2014 18:04:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana government on Thursday warned its citizens not to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which are the main countries in West Africa that have been affected by the dreaded Ebola disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Families of Ebola victims seek international assistance
    14 august 2014 15:11:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The families of the seven confirmed Nigerian victims of Ebola, who are still alive and receiving treatment, have called for international medical assistance to ensure that the patients get good treatment that will make them to beat the disease. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama orders release of more money to fight Ebola
    14 august 2014 11:32:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has ordered the release of 6 million Ghana cedis (about US$2 million) to fight the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: 'US$25m needed to fight Ebola'
    14 august 2014 09:21:48
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has said his government needs US$25 million to implement its strategy and planned activities to be able to stop the Ebola Virus Disease that has now killed 334 people from 783 cases in the country alone.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Burkinabe, Ivorian govts tighten border control, ban food imports to curb Ebola
    14 august 2014 07:50:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Burkina Faso has signed an agreement with Cote d' Ivoire to strengthen border monitoring in order to prevent the spread of Ebola from their West African neighbours, a Burkinabe diplomat said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says 1m people affected by Ebola outbreak
    14 august 2014 07:39:31
    New York US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more than one million people are affected by the Ebola outbreak based in the so-called "hot zone of disease transmission" on the borders of the three countries most impacted by the disease. Full text...

  • Mali: Government tightens preventive measures against Ebola disease
    13 august 2014 19:48:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has unveiled a 1.3 billion CFAF contingency plan for prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), after activating surveillance of the disease in several locations along the country's common border with Guinea, sources in the Malian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian authorities record 198 Ebola Virus Disease cases, three deaths
    13 august 2014 17:39:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria has so far recorded a total of 198 cases of Ebola virus infections, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said Wednesday.Full text...

  • US: American govt issues update on Ebola response
    13 august 2014 14:01:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has said it is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners to help West African governments respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus "as quickly as possible". Full text...

  • Mauritania: 'No Ebola in Mauritania'
    13 august 2014 12:44:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - No case of the Ebola Virus Disease that is ravaging parts of West Africa has been detected in Mauritania, but medical teams have been mobilised to deal with any eventuality, the Mauritanian News Agency (AMI) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU welcomes experimental Ebola drug, insists on medical ethics
    13 august 2014 11:28:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the release of the experimental Ebola drug, ZMAPP, but insists that patient consent and the side-effects should be considered in offering the drugs in a continent where advanced medical services are still amongst the world’s weakest.Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Pres. Koroma 'disappointed' over international response to Ebola
    12 august 2014 22:59:40
    Freetown, Sierra Leone PANA) - With his country badly hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone has expressed his disappointment at the the slow response of the international community to the fight against the disease in the country.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon acquires cameras, laser thermometers against Ebola
    12 august 2014 22:26:42
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian Minister of Public Health, Mr. André Mama Fouda, announced on Tuesday that the country has acquired cameras and laser thermometers as part of measures to check the spread of the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS staff dies of Ebola
    12 august 2014 20:59:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian staff of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), becoming the second Nigerian to die of the disease which is ravaging parts of West Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Jonathan calls for strategic West Africa collaboration over Ebola
    12 august 2014 20:58:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday called for strategic collaboration among West African countries to check spread and and further threat to human lives of the Ebola Virus Disease. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana orders postponement of tertiary institutions to check Ebola
    12 august 2014 20:08:10
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Education minister, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, has directed heads of tertiary institutions to delay the start of the 2014-15 academic year by two weeks as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Council on Health approves measures for containing Ebola Virus Disease
    12 august 2014 18:21:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Council on Health, which was convened over the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country, Tuesday directed a halt to inter-State transportation of corpses within the country without an approved waiver issued by the Federal Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Ebola test on German student proves negative
    12 august 2014 14:31:53
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The results of tests carried out on a young German student, isolated since Sunday following the suspicion that he had shown signs of contracting the Ebola disease, has proved negative, hospital sources told PANA here Tuesday.Full text...

  • Burundi: Civil aviation authorities take preventive measures against Ebola
    12 august 2014 14:18:16
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The civil aviation authorities at Bujumbura international airport have requested for permanent medical teams to monitor daily arrivals and departures of passengers who would present symptoms of the Ebola disease, official sources said on Tuesday in the Burundian capital.Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Doctors' strike hampers fight against Ebola
    12 august 2014 13:59:25
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A strike by junior and some senior medical doctors at the Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone`s main referral health facility, may hamper the country's efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease that has killed 315 people in the country. Full text...

  • Niger: Minister declares no Ebola epidemic in Niger
    12 august 2014 13:54:14
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger has so far recorded no case of Ebola," the Nigerien Minister of Public Health, Mano Aghaly, said Tuesday at a press briefing here. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO gives go ahead for use of experimental drug to treat Ebola victims
    12 august 2014 13:37:14
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has given the green light for the use of experimental drugs to treat those infected with Ebola Virus Disease, amid the worst-ever outbreak of the disease in West Africa, PANA reported.Full text...

  • Senegal: Journalist arrested for reporting Ebola cases
    12 august 2014 12:54:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The chief editor of the Senegalese private newspaper, La Tribune, Félix Nzalé, was arrested on Monday for reporting the detection of five people affected by Ebola in Senegal. Full text...

  • Benin: Health minister says suspected Ebola cases test negative
    11 august 2014 21:19:47
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Suspected cases of the Ebola virus in Benin have proved negative following tests at laboratories certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Professor Dorothée Akoko-Kindé Gazard, Beninese Health minister, said on Monday.Full text...

  • UN: WHO convenes ethical review of Ebola's experimental drugs
    11 august 2014 19:11:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday convened a meeting of ethicists and scientists to discuss the use of experimental medicines in treating Ebola, three days after the agency declared the current outbreak of the disease in West Africa an international public health emergency. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Govt seals off borders at night to prevent Ebola disease outbreak
    11 august 2014 18:51:34
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania has resorted to partial closure of its borders in a reactivated national plan to check the Ebola Virus Disease from spreading into the West African country, official sources here told PANA Monday.Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Govt. takes stringent measures to halt Ebola spread
    11 august 2014 13:57:15
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone, worst hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ravaging parts of West Africa, has taken more stringent measures to stop the spread of the disease, according to Information and Communication Minister Alpha Kanu.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Religious organizations call for prayers for Ebola-hit countries
    11 august 2014 13:00:33
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Association of Sunni Muslims in Côte d’Ivoire (AMSCI) and the Council of Sunni Imams (CODIS) have called their members to pray for countries affected by the Ebola disease. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana extends help to Ebola hit countries
    11 august 2014 12:47:22
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has extended humanitarian assistance to Ebola hit countries.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola cases rise to 10
    11 august 2014 12:38:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government has confirmed a new case of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in the commercial city of Lagos, bringing the total number of cases in Africa's most-populous nation to 10, with two deaths recorded so far. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: National airline suspends flights to countries affected by Ebola
    11 august 2014 11:32:30
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government has announced measures to prevent the Ebola Viral Disease ravaging parts of West Africa from spreading to the country, including the suspension of all flights to the affected countries by the national airline, Air Côte d’Ivoire.Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt says country is Ebola-free, takes measures
    11 august 2014 11:18:35
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan said even though the country has not recorded any case of Ebola since the outbreak in West Africa, it has taken precautionary measures to ensure that the disease does not spread to the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Catholic Church takes measures to prevent Ebola
    10 august 2014 21:18:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With Africa's most populous nation in the grip of fear over the spread of Ebola virus disease, the Catholic church in Nigeria has taken measures, including skipping the traditional rite of peace during Mass that involves shaking hands of fellow congregants, to prevent the spread of the disease.Full text...

  • Libya: Libya sets up 36 checkpoints to monitor Ebola
    08 august 2014 21:49:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan health authorities have set up some 36 checkpoints as well as 100 swift intervention teams in various regions to check the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the ministry announced in a statement issued on Thursday.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU releases extra 8 million euros to finance Ebola fight
    08 august 2014 21:16:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Following the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international emergency the European Union has allocated extra eight million euros to help combat the plague spreading in West Africa.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan declares national emergency on Ebola
    08 august 2014 20:36:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria a National Emergency, the presidency said in a statement. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS intensifies measures to contain Ebola
    08 august 2014 18:43:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With four of its member states hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced on Friday that it had intensified measures to contain the disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola deaths in 4 West African nations rise to 961
    08 august 2014 18:30:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of deaths recorded from the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has risen from 932 as at 4 Aug. to 961 as of 6 Aug, according to the latest update provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Authorities take preventive measures against Ebola
    08 august 2014 13:22:45
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian health authorities are establishing a strategy to preserve the country from the Ebola disease which broke out in several West African countries, the sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO declares Public Health Emergency over Ebola, urges affected states to declare national emergency
    08 august 2014 12:06:26
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), while advising leaders of affected countries to declare a national emergency. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Liberia apologises to Nigeria over Ebola
    08 august 2014 10:46:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Liberia has apologised to Nigeria after one of its (Liberia) citizens, Patrick Sawyer, brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria, where he died 25 July. Full text...

  • Benin: Two suspected cases Ebola recorded in Benin
    07 august 2014 22:38:08
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Two suspected cases of Ebola have been recorded in Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, located 30 km from Cotonou, and Tanguiéta in the north-west, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Aboubacar Moufalilou, announced on Thursday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'No Ebola case so far in SADC region'
    07 august 2014 10:16:05
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Health Ministers of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) who met in Johannesburg, South Africa, have announced several measures to prevent the introduction and spread of the Ebola virus disease in the region. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO to convene ethical review of Ebola experimental drug
    06 august 2014 22:23:06
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As demand for the Ebola experimental drug 'Zmapp' increases amid a ravaging Ebola crisis in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is to convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria declares national emergency over Ebola
    06 august 2014 21:29:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has declared the Ebola situation in the country a "national emergency", after the first Nigerian died of the disease and five others tested positive. Full text...

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