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On 1 February 2016, I declared that the Zika outbreak sweeping through the Americas was a public health emergency of international concern. That was not an easy call. But looking back, it was the right one. At that time, the disease itself, long dismissed as an obscure medical curiosity, could hardly be described as
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Dr Margaret ChanDirector-General Address to emergency session of the UN Security Council: Peace and security in Africa (Ebola) New York, New York, USA, 18 September 2014 Distinguished members of the Security Council, Mr Secretary General, Dr Nabarro. Many of the governments you represent have been helping, with treatment
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The calm but precise method the Rivers State Government has adopted in tackling the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, is yielding results, already. The world’s health watchdog, has commended the state for its pro-active participation in the fight. A crack team reputed to be the best that could be found anywhere is working in the
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Friday, 15 August 2014 07:39

WHO: Ebola report

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to escalate, with 1975 cases and 1069 deaths reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, World Health Organisation, WHO, has reported in its latest review of the deadly scourge. “No new cases have been detected in Nigeria following the importation of a case in an air
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Medical ethicists are meeting today in Geneva, Switzerland under the umbrella of the World Health Organisation, WHO, to deliberate on vaccine development over Ebola virus. Thousands of people have died in West Africa since the latest outbreak of the disease, with virtually no vaccine to combat it or offer treatment to victims. WHO said it is
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