Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana has set up some Ebola isolation centres in the wake of unconfirmed reports that a patient died in Pahalapye village this week, APA learnt here on Friday.Palapye district ...

Botswana rubbishes Ebola death claims

Botswana rubbishes Ebola death claims

The health ministry has confirmed that Botswana remains free of the Ebola virus, APA learnt here on Thursday.This followed allegations that a person died in Palapye village in what ...

Angolan defence forces on alert for Ebola outbreak

Angolan defence forces on alert for Ebola outbreak

Angolan soldiers are on high alert to respond to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, chief of staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda revealed on ...

S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe said Friday that the South African government has placed the necessary measures to prevent Ebola from entering and ...

Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

A senior Health Ministry official has revealed that Botswana will be unable to adequately respond to an SOS issued by the World Health Organisation for assistance to Ebola-hit ...

Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

At least 78 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in the central Mozambican province of Manica during the first nine months of the year, APA learnt here Wednesday.According to the ...

No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

South African health authorities reported Monday that there were still no suspected or confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring ...

Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana has set up some Ebola isolation centres in the wake of unconfirmed reports that a patient died in Pahalapye village this week, APA learnt here on Friday.Palapye district health management team has identified two isolation centres for potential Ebola cases at Khurumela clinic and Martins Drift border post. This follows allegations in Palapye suggesting that the Ebola virus had claimed the life of a ...

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Botswana rubbishes Ebola death claims

The health ministry has confirmed that Botswana remains free of the Ebola virus, APA learnt here on Thursday.This followed allegations that a person died in Palapye village in what is suspected to be an Ebola related death. In a report by the state media, the deputy permanent secretary in the ministry Shenaaz El-Halabi said the government, along with others in the southern African region as well as local ...

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Angolan defence forces on alert for Ebola outbreak

Angolan soldiers are on high alert to respond to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, chief of staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda revealed on Wednesday.Speaking in Dundo in the eastern Lunda Norte province, Nunda said the FAA's health brigades around the country were working with officials from the Ministry of Health to devise Ebola prevention measures. He told journalists ...

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S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe said Friday that the South African government has placed the necessary measures to prevent Ebola from entering and spreading around the country.Addressing media on the outcome of a Cabinet meeting, Radebe said surveillance at all ports of entry had been strengthened to identify viral haemorrhagic fevers, and Ebola in particular. The government had ...

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Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

A senior Health Ministry official has revealed that Botswana will be unable to adequately respond to an SOS issued by the World Health Organisation for assistance to Ebola-hit countries, saying the southern African nation is already over-stretched in terms of medical and human resources.Ministry of Health permanent secretary Shenaaz el Halabi noted that while it would have wanted to support the WHO call for ...

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Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

At least 78 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in the central Mozambican province of Manica during the first nine months of the year, APA learnt here Wednesday.According to the state-run Radio Mozambique, this represents a reduction of 36 deaths when compared to the same period in 2013 when 114 people died from the disease. A source told the radio station that the province had 58 health units providing ...

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No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

South African health authorities reported Monday that there were still no suspected or confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.“The outbreak continues to accelerate. According to the World Health Organisation, half of the nearly 5,000 cases occurred in the last three weeks, and it is not unthinkable that 20,000 could become infected before the outbreak ...

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Zambian government allays Ebola fears

Vice President Guy Scott has called for calm among Zambians amid fear that the dreaded Ebola virus could find its way into the country.Speaking in Parliament on Friday, Scott said there was no need for panic among members of the public that the country was in danger of an Ebola outbreak because to date no one in the country had tested positive to the disease. His comments came a day after panic gripped the ...

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WHO underplaying impact of Ebola crisis – S/African doctor

A South African medical doctor said Wednesday that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading faster than is being made public and accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of under-playing the actual numbers of those who have died since the outbreak started in March.Juli Switala, a South African paediatrician based in Bo in Sierra Leone, said WHO claims that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has so far ...

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Zimbabwe hospital temporarily closed after false Ebola alarm

A hospital in the Zimbabwean capital was closed on Wednesday night following a false alarm triggered by the admission of a patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola, according to state radio reports.The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said all the patients who were admitted at Wilkins Hospital were transferred to the nearby Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital after a Congolese student suspected ...

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