Malawi ebola screening on 244 Ilala passengers come back negative at Nkhatabay Hospital

No Ebaola in malawiNkatabay, Malawi, January 26 (MaraviPost):Ebola results following mandatory screening conducted on 244 people at the Nkhatabay District hospital have come back negative, officials have said. 

“Intensive screening for ebola on people who had disembarked from the MV Ilala came out negative for the virus” District Heath Officer for Nkhata Bay Dr. Albert Mkandawire said with a sigh of relief during a press briefing. 

We reported yesterday that there were heightened fears among people living in Malawi’s tourist district of Nkhatabay following reports that a Mozambican national suspected of showing Ebola signs had been quarantined at the district’s hospital.

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Government of Senegal boosts Ebola awareness through SMS campaign

Health WorkersSenegal’s recent stamping out of Ebola was achieved not only through its rapid infectious disease control work, but also by using a novel SMS-driven platform originally designed to help people manage diabetes.

On 29 August, Senegal’s first — and only — case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed in a young man who had direct contact with an Ebola patient in Guinea and then travelled, by road, to Dakar. Together with WHO and partners, the Government of Senegal launched an immediate, broad-based and well-coordinated response that stopped the virus dead in its tracks.

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AU Chairperson Dlamini Zuma called for Support for Ebola affected countries

AU Chairperson Dlamini ZumaAddis Ababa – The African Union has today called for “a lot of support and solidarity from fellow African countries and from the international community” for its member states affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma today spoke at the opening ceremony of an emergency meeting of the Union’s Executive Council, as the continent seeks to craft a united, comprehensive and collective response to the Ebola outbreak that has so far affected a number of countries in West Africa.

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Ebola outbreak: DR Congo confirms first cases

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have identified cases of Ebola in the country’s north-west. They are the first reported cases outside West Africa since the outbreak there began. So far 1,427 people have died from the virus – more than in any other Ebola outbreak. The number of cases now stands at 2,615. The speed and extent of the current outbreak has been “unprecedented”, according to the WHO. Source: bbc.com Please follow and like us:

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