Ebola virus -
  • Senegal: Government stresses preventive measures against Ebola
    06 august 2014 17:13:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – In a bid to keep the threat of the Ebola virus disease away from its territory, Senegal is beefing up preventive measures through public sensitisation campaigns in the southeast regions of the country, according to a statement issued here Wednesday by the national health education and information department.Full text...

  • Belgium: Brussels maintains flights to/from West Africa despite Ebola disease
    06 august 2014 15:40:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium will not ban flights to and from West Africa despite the Ebola epidemic causing havoc in the region, according to a statement from the Belgian Foreign Ministry here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nurse dies of Ebola, seven cases confirmed
    06 august 2014 12:57:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One of the nurses who treated Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Lagos hospital last month, has died from the disease, according to Nigeria's Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu. Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana issues travel ban to West Africa over Ebola
    06 august 2014 12:40:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has issued a travel ban to countries affected by Ebola for its public service workforce, as the epidemic continues to poise more headaches for the health fraternity.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt seeks Ebola experimental drug from US
    06 august 2014 10:37:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government is seeking US assistance to acquire the experimental drug which is being used to treat two American doctors infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia.Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium not considering West Africa flight ban
    05 august 2014 21:03:40
    Bruxelles, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium has no plan of banning flights to and from West Africa due to the Ebola outbreak in the subregion, according to a statement issued by the Belgian ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: SADC calls urgent meeting on Ebola Virus Disease
    05 august 2014 15:41:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The South African Development Community (SADC) has scheduled a one-day emergency meeting (6 August) of Health Ministers of its 15 Member-States and partners in Johannesburg, South Africa, following the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), PANA learnt from official sources in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Don't travel to Nigeria, other Ebola-hit countries, Mauritians warned
    05 august 2014 11:54:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritians have been warned not to travel to Nigeria and the three other West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) that are battling Ebola cases until further notice, PANA reported from here Tuesday.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia sets up committee to monitor Ebola virus
    04 august 2014 21:06:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has set up a technical and monitoring committee to deal with the Ebola virus currently prevailing in some West African countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt confirms 2nd case of Ebola
    04 august 2014 14:42:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government Monday announced that the doctor who treated the Liberian citizen who recently died of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos has himself tested positive to the disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'No plans yet to shut borders over Ebola'
    03 august 2014 11:56:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has no immediate plans to shut its international borders as a strategy to ward off the spread to the country of the Ebola Virus Disease that is ravaging the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Full text...

  • Guinea: President Condé vows to eradicate Ebola from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia
    02 august 2014 08:43:38
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinean President Alpha Condé, mandated by his counterparts from Liberia and Sierra Leone to defend their cause at the US-Africa Summit in Washington next week, has said everything possible will be done to quickly eradicate Ebola in the three countries where about 729 people have died from this disease.Full text...

  • Benin: 'No Ebola case registered in Benin'
    02 august 2014 08:41:10
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin's Health Minister, Professor Dorothée Akoko Kindé-Gazard, says the country has not registered any case of Ebola.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Two of those who had contact with Liberian Ebola victim have fever'
    01 august 2014 23:00:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two of the 70 people who had contact with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria last week, have shown symptoms of fever, though they did not test positive to the disease, the Lagos state government in Nigeria's South-west said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO, West African leaders unveil US$100 million Ebola response plan
    01 august 2014 20:48:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Friday in Conakry, Guinea, launched a joint US$100 million Ebola response plan for an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the disease under control.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU calls for urgent funding to boost Ebola control mechanism
    01 august 2014 16:50:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Warning of a possible spread of the killer Ebola virus to more countries beyond those already hit by the disease in West Africa, the African Union (AU) has called for urgent efforts to step up funding options for prevention measures.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Health officials take anti-Ebola measures at entry points
    01 august 2014 10:51:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – In its effort to prevent the Ebola virus from hitting Tanzania, the country’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has ordered its staff to ensure that existing disease surveillance mechanisms remain effective.Full text...

  • US: Ebola not a threat for US-Africa Leaders Summit
    31 july 2014 19:47:17
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US-Africa Leaders Summit, scheduled for next week in Washington DC, will go on as planned even though the continent is experiencing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a brief White House media advisory said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Government steps up measures to prevent Ebola outbreak
    31 july 2014 19:36:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is stepping up measures to prevent the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country with stringent emergency action to limit the movement of people from countries where the disease has been wreaking havoc.Full text...

  • US: WHO, West African leaders to launch intensified Ebola response plan
    31 july 2014 19:23:29
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Full text...

  • US: CDC issues travel warning to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia
    31 july 2014 19:08:43
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued a warning to avoid non-essential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Health authorities take precautionary measures against Ebola
    31 july 2014 15:42:54
    Port-Louis, Mauritius PANA) – Mauritian health authorities Thursday announced several measures that have been taken to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the island-nation, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Kenya: Nairobi issues Ebola alert after West African outbreak
    31 july 2014 15:39:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has issued an Ebola alert to all health workers manning border posts but warned that the risk of contagion was much lower as the country has over the years invested in beefing the national disease surveillance levels. Full text...

  • UN: WHO advises on Ebola spread
    31 july 2014 08:10:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS advises against border closure over Ebola virus
    30 july 2014 21:40:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) on Wednesday advised against the closure of borders by member countries over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus saying a concerted effort by all is the best way to fight the disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ASKY Airlines urges NCAA to reconsider suspension order over Ebola
    30 july 2014 14:19:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Director-General of ASKY Airlines, Mr. Yissehak Zewoldi, on Wednesday appealed to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to reconsider its suspension order on the airline’s operations into the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: FAAN sets up Ebola virus screening centres at Nigerian airports
    30 july 2014 14:06:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up screening centres at the various international airports in the country as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus. Full text...

  • Togo: "False alert" raised on suspected Ebola carrier from Benin
    29 july 2014 15:43:53
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese health authorities have described as "false alert", the case of a passenger from Benin suspected by drivers at a motor park as suffering from the Ebola disease, reliable sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria takes measures to stem Ebola disease
    28 july 2014 09:30:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With at least one case of Ebola Virus Disease so far recorded in Nigeria, the federal government has taken measures to prevent infected travellers from bringing the disease into the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola kills Liberian national in Nigeria
    25 july 2014 18:53:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Liberian national, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, had died of Ebola in Nigeria, marking the first case in the country of the disease that has ravaged parts of West Africa.Full text...

  • Kenya: WHO opens regional Ebola response centre
    25 july 2014 10:41:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - In response to continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has opened a sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry, the Guinean capital. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola fears in Lagos
    24 july 2014 21:56:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fears that the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has landed in Nigeria heightened on Thursday after a Liberian man, who exhibited the symptoms of the disease, was hospitalised in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO warns of Ebola danger through consumption of wildlife species
    21 july 2014 12:39:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Monday.Full text...

  • Ghana: 'No Ebola in Ghana yet'
    09 july 2014 08:46:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The final result of a series of tests conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Accra on blood samples of a US citizen suspected to have died of Ebola fever in Ghana has proved negative. Full text...

  • Ghana: US citizen with suspected Ebola symptoms dies, but ......
    08 july 2014 16:23:53
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - An American citizen who was admitted to a clinic in Accra, the Ghana capital, with suspected symptoms of the Ebola virus, has died but health officials say tests on the deceased's blood samples were tentatively negative. Full text...

  • Ghana: Emergency Ebola meeting calls for research into the disease
    03 july 2014 20:46:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The two-day emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ended in Accra on Thursday with Health Ministers agreeing on a range of priority actions, including need for research into the disease, the state-owned Radio Ghana reported. Full text...

  • Togo: WHO provides Togo with personal protection kits against Ebola
    02 july 2014 15:47:29
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Togo with 500 personal protection kits against Ebola as part of its efforts to eradicate the virus ravaging West Africa, PANA learnt here Wednesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Ghana: WHO convenes meeting to tackle Ebola menace
    02 july 2014 13:29:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A two-day meeting called by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the growing Ebola virus menace that has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa began in Accra, Ghana's capital, Wednesday with a call on health authorities of affected countries to implement preventive and containment measures. Full text...

  • UN: WHO moves against Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
    27 june 2014 20:40:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners are working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, an official said on Friday.Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegal relaunches protection system against Ebola
    10 june 2014 20:35:26
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal is relaunching its prevention interventions against the deadly Ebola virus which broke out nearly six months ago in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Guinea: 4 die from Ebola fever in Guinea
    25 may 2014 08:33:05
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Four persons died recently in Macenta (south of Guinea), some 900 km from the capital, following infections from the viral fever Ebola, Dr. Sakhoba Kéita, Head of Division of Prevention and Struggle against Diseases at the Guinean Health Ministry, revealed Saturday to PANA. Full text...

  • Guinea: Health officials say no new case of Ebola registered in Guinea
    18 may 2014 06:42:12
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinea's Health Ministry said on Saturday that no new case of the Ebola disease was registered in the country as at the weekend, underlining the huge efforts made by the government to fight the disease. Full text...

  • Guinea: UNDP offers US$200,000 to Guinea to fight Ebola
    08 may 2014 20:32:49
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released US$200,000 to Guinea to fight the dreaded Ebola disease, which broke out in January in the country and has claimed the lives for over 90 victims. Full text...

  • Guinea: 61 persons dead, 23 hospitalized with Ebola
    20 april 2014 09:09:33
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Sixty-one people have died in Guinea from the Ebola disease since the beginning of the year, while 23 others are in hospital, according to Dr. Sakoba Kéita, head of the health services at the Health Ministry. Full text...

  • Mali: No case of Ebola reported so far in Mali, says Health minister
    16 april 2014 16:07:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Neither a confirmed case of Ebola fever nor a suspected case have been reported so far in Mali, according to results from lobaratory tests, cited here Wednesday by PANA. Full text...

  • Guinea: Govt lauds decline in Ebola cases
    16 april 2014 07:58:03
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Guinean Government has expressed satisfaction with the declining cases of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever that has infected more than 150 people and killed over 100 since February, PANA reported from the Guinean capital.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon strengthens vigilance against Ebola
    11 april 2014 11:32:10
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian health authorities have announced the strengthening of preventive and surveillance measures following the outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic disease in some West African countries.Full text...

  • Mali: No case of Ebola virus fever reported in Mali
    10 april 2014 18:12:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – As at Thursday, no confirmed case of the Ebola fever has been reported in Mali, following results of the samples tested in the US and received by the Malian department of Health and public hygiene three days ago, says an official communiqué made available to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Guinea/WHO: WHO steps up efforts to battle Ebola
    10 april 2014 09:10:10
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - As the Ebola haemorrhagic disease continues to ravage Guinea, where it has claimed 101 lives in 157 cases so far, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is working with partners to intensify efforts to control the outbreak of the disease, which has a fatality rate of up to 90%. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Nigeria in danger of Ebola disease'
    09 april 2014 17:39:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Wednesday admitted that Nigeria faces a serious threat from the Ebola fever disease, even though there are no real signs now. Full text...

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