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Ebola vaccine moves closer to market licence: European regulator
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A vaccine against Ebola, not yet licensed but used to stem an outbreak in DR Congo, moved a step closer to the market Friday after obtaining a green light from Europe's medicines watchdog.
Expert blames diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS on poor nutrition, others
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Executive Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BOPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has attributed diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to poor nutrition, which lacks capacity to boost immune system.
Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month
Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday.
Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO
Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.
Akwa Ibom mulls establishment of disease control coordination centre
An Epidemiologist at the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health and Chairman, Committee on the Nigerian Medical Association Physicians Week, Dr. Aniekeme Uwah, has disclosed...
Ebola concerns in Tanzania are 'rumours', says minister
Tanzania on Thursday again dismissed concerns about possible Ebola cases in the country as "rumours which everyone should ignore", after the US and Britain warned their citizens over a suspect case.
WHO says Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola
Tanzania has declined to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
DR Congo Ebola survivors play crucial role helping victims of virus
As health agencies battle to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in eastern DR Congo, some survivors of the disease are playing a crucial role in aiding victims of the worst outbreak in the country's history.
WHO warns outbreak of flu-like illness could circulate in 36 hours, kill 80m people
A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people.
DR Congo ex-minister to be questioned for 'embezzling Ebola funds'
Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga was transferred to the public prosecutor's office on Tuesday, three days after being arrested over accusations he embezzled $4.3 million in Ebola funds, his lawyers said.
DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement
Detained former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been accused of embezzling $4.3 million of public funds raised to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his defence counsel said Sunday while insisting on his innocence.
DR Congo ex-health minister arrested for 'embezzling Ebola funds': police
Former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been arrested over allegations he embezzled public funds to tackle the Ebola epidemic, police said on Saturday.