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Sierra Leone records Ebola death hours after WHO declared West Africa epidemic free

Sierra Leone on Thursday said one person had died from Ebola shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the outbreak of the epidemic in West Africa was over. Officials said two tests conducted on the victim, who died this week, in the north of the country, turned positive. The global health body on Thursday declared the end of the More...

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By hallmarknews On Friday, January 15th, 2016
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Plateau govt announces fresh cases of bird flu, says 6 farms affected

The Plateau government on Friday announced a fresh outbreak of Avian Influenza, saying that the bird flu had so far affected six farms. The announcement is contained in a statement signed by the state’s Chief More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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WHO declares West Africa Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland declared West Africa Ebola-free, affirming that the transmission of the Ebola virus has been stopped in West Africa. WHO experts, however, warned More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
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Lassa fever: Death toll rises to 41 from 93 suspected

The Federal Government says Lassa fever has claimed 41 lives from 93 reported cases in 10 states of the country. It would be recalled that the Federal Government on Friday put the death toll at 40 out of 86 reported More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
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Lassa fever: Senate summons health minister

The Senate on Tuesday directed that the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, should appear before the members to brief them on the outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states of the federation. This followed a motion More...

By hallmarknews On Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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PAN cautions farmers as bird flu resurfaces in Kano, others

The Chairman of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Plateau, Mr John Dasar, has cautioned its members to ensure strict bio-security measures to avert another outbreak of bird flu. Dasar said in an interview More...

By hallmarknews On Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Lassa fever claims 40 lives in 10 states

The Federal Government on Friday confirmed the death of 40 people out of 86 reported cases of Lassa fever outbreak in 10 states. Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, said this in Abuja while briefing newsmen More...

By hallmarknews On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Clean-up of Ogoniland to commence Q1 2016 – NOSDRA

The Federal Government says the clean-up of Ogoniland impacted by oil spill would commence in the first quarter of 2016. Dr Peter Idabor, the Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency More...

By hallmarknews On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Counselor wants introduction of reproductive health in primary schools

Mrs Deborah Menegbe, Guidance and Counseling Officer, African Community School, Abuja, has called for the inclusion of reproductive health education in primary schools curriculum in the country. Menegbe made the More...

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