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  • Nigeria - Ebola: 20 cases, 8 fatalities (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 24, 2014)

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    FG intensifies surveillance on ebola virus, says official

    March 27, 2014 by NAN
    The Federal Ministry of Health on Thursday in Abuja said it has intensified surveillance to prevent the transmission of the ebola disease across the country. The ministry’s Chief Consultant Epidemiologist, Dr Akin Oyemakinde, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the current outbreak of the disease in Guinea necessitated the measures taken.
    ...
    Oyemakinde said the country’s port authorities’ health care officers have been sensitised to identify individuals suspected of being with the disease’s symptoms, and notify the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
    “There is no cure for the disease and no vaccine, and anybody with the disease will only get supportive therapy. Therefore preventing the disease from coming into Nigeria is paramount..
    “Guinea is close to us, and there is a report that about 60 people have died from the disease. Now, every country is at alert because the disease is spreading to neighbouring countries.
    “We have sent an alert to all State Commissioners for Health, with the attention of the state epidemiologists, to sensitise the public and the health workers,” he said.
    NAN reports that a recent UNICEF report says the haemorrhagic fever has spread quickly from southern Guinea, hundreds of kilometres away.
    A media report also stated that Sierra Leone’s Health Ministry said it was investigating two suspected cases of ebola.
    The World Health Organisation said the infection had emerged through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines.
    These were those found dead or ill in the rain forest.
    “Later, Ebola spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, resulting from close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people.
    “Burial ceremonies where mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of ebola.
    “Transmission through infected semen can occur up to seven weeks after clinical recovery,” it saidhttp://www.punchng.com/news/fg-inten...says-official/
    Last edited by Emily; August 1st, 2014, 06:34 PM. Reason: Title update - testing still unconfirmed for Ebola specifically

  • Ronan Kelly
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 20 cases, 8 fatalities (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 24, 2014)

    WHO: EBOLA RESPONSE ROADMAP UPDATE
    26 September 2014
    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...4_eng.pdf?ua=1

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 20 cases, 8 fatalities (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 22, 2014)

    WHO: EBOLA RESPONSE ROADMAP UPDATE
    24 September 2014

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    Contact tracing and follow-up is ongoing. In Nigeria, 810 contacts (out of 874 total contacts) have
    now completed 21-day follow-up (348 contacts in Lagos, 462 contacts in Port Harcourt). The last
    confirmed case in Lagos was reported on 5 September. The last confirmed case in Port Harcourt was
    reported on 1 September. Of the three contacts who are still being monitored in Lagos, all were seen
    on 21 September. Of the 61 contacts (out of 523 total contacts) who are still being monitored in Port
    Harcourt, 58 (95%) were seen on 21 September.
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    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...4_eng.pdf?ua=1

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 20 cases, 8 fatalities (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 22, 2014)

    Hattip Sharon Sanders

    WHO: EBOLA RESPONSE ROADMAP UPDATE
    22 September 2014

    Following the roadmap structure country reports fall into two categories: those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria, Senegal). An overview of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a separate, unrelated outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is occurring, is also provided (see Annex 1).

    1. COUNTRIES WITH WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE TRANSMISSION

    5843 (probable, confirmed and suspected; see Annex 2) cases and 2803 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of EVD as at 20 September 2014 by the Ministry of Health of Guinea, as at 17 September 2014 by the Ministry of Health of Liberia, and as at 19 September 2014 by the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone (table 1).
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    2. COUNTRIES WITH AN INITIAL CASE OR CASES, OR WITH LOCALIZED TRANSMISSION

    Two countries, Nigeria and Senegal, have now reported a case or cases imported from a country with widespread and intense transmission. In Nigeria, there have been 20 cases and eight deaths. In Senegal, there has been one case, but as yet there have been no deaths or further suspected cases attributable to Ebola (table 2).

    Contact tracing and follow-up is ongoing. In Nigeria, 696 contacts have now completed 21-day follow-up (348 contacts in Lagos, 348 contacts in Port Harcourt). Of the three contacts who are still being monitored in Lagos, all were seen on 20 September. Of the 175 contacts who are still being monitored in Port Harcourt, 165 (94%) were seen on 20 September.

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    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...4_eng.pdf?ua=1

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 13, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 16, 2014)

    WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report
    18 September 2014
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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 13, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 16, 2014)

    Hattip: Jim Oliveros

    WHO: Ebola Response Road Map Update September 16, 2014

    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...4_eng.pdf?ua=1


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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 7, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 12, 2014)

    Nigerians Still At Risk Of Ebola, Says Minister

    Friday, 12 September 2014 22:35
    Written by Chukwuma Muanya, Debo Oladimeji and Kenechukwu Ezeonyejiaku

    IT is not yet Uhuru in the fight to contain the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria — the danger is still here and Nigerians are still at risk of contracting the virus.

    Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, gave the warning yesterday at a Requiem Mass organised for the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the lady who gave her life to save the country from EVD, at Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos.

    “The danger of Ebola is still there. So far as there is still one person with the disease, all of us are still at risk. We cannot afford to let down our guards. As far as there is a case in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone or anywhere in the world, we are all at risk. We can play our individual roles and if we work together as global community, we can win this battle.

    “The South African woman detained at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, and is presently still under quarantine at EVD facility in Lagos has tested negative for the disease. She is still being investigated for other diseases but for Ebola, laboratory result is negative,” Chukwu said.
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    He faulted Nigerians and some media houses that are creating panic in the country over the reopening of schools. Chukwu dismissed media reports that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is against the reopening of schools on September 22, 2014, over fears of Ebola outbreak.
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    “How do we honour the demise of Adadevoh? Certainly we need to work together. The WHO Representative called me this morning over media reports that the apex health body is kicking against the reopening of schools in Nigeria.

    “Why we kept the schools closed was to prepare the teachers working with the rest of the states. We shall soon get the disease out of the country. We have strengthened what we are doing at our border posts,” Chukwu added.
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    http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/...-says-minister

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 7, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 12, 2014)

    Thank you Flari - fixed.

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  • Flari
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 7, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 12, 2014)

    Hello Pathfinder,

    I think it´s better to use this link:
    (also in the other threads)

    http://www.who.int/iris/bitstream/10...itrep3_eng.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 7, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 12, 2014)

    Hattip Sharon Sanders

    WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 3

    12 September 2014
    ...
    OVERVIEW

    The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa was 4366, with 2218 deaths, as at 7 September 2014 (see table 1).
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    Nigeria
    All
    Cases: 21
    Deaths: 8
    ...
    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...itrep3_eng.pdf
    Last edited by Pathfinder; September 12th, 2014, 01:10 PM. Reason: link

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 7 fatalities as of August 31, 2014 (WHO report September 04, 2014)

    Originally posted by alert View Post
    One new suspect case here:

    http://www.panapress.com/Nigeria--10...ng2-index.html

    ''The good news is that the only Ebola positive patient we had at the quarantine centre has been treated and certified free to go home. She has been discharged,'' the Commissioner said. ''We have another one patient at the centre now. She is an 18-month-old baby who has been tested and we are still waiting for the result of the test.''
    Quarantined 18-month-old child tests negative to Ebola

    September 10, 2014 by Chukwudi Akasike

    AN 18 month-old baby, who was quarantined after being suspected to have contracted the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease has tested negative.

    The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, who revealed this while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, explained that a second test would be carried out on the child on Thursday.

    Parker also disclosed that the late Doctor Iyke Enemuo’s wife currently receiving treatment at the National Treatment Centre in Lagos was recovering fast and would soon be discharged.

    It will be recalled that Enemuo had died of the Ebola virus after treating a diplomat in a hotel located in Port Harcourt.

    The commissioner pointed out that the state government had so far covered 510 primary and secondary contacts in its effort to contain the Ebola virus.
    ...

    http://www.punchng.com/news/quaranti...tive-to-ebola/

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  • alert
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 6, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 8, 2014)

    An encouraging sign is that the WHO report today:

    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...sept14_eng.pdf

    contains no new suspect cases, with a count of 19 confirmed, 1 probable, and 1 suspected, for the entire country.

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  • Ray
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 7 fatalities as of August 31, 2014 (WHO report September 04, 2014)

    Originally posted by alert View Post

    As Dr. Enemuo died on August 22nd, his contacts are now at least at 17 days. If no one else develops symptoms by the end of the week, Nigeria might be in the clear. - alert
    From 9/3/14 http://who.int/mediacentre/news/ebol...ember-2014/en/ "Given these multiple high-risk exposure opportunities, the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Port Harcourt has the potential to grow larger and spread faster than the one in Lagos"

    Given the WHO announcement, above, so few new cases would be very surprising.

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 8 fatalities as of September 6, 2014 (WHO Ebola Roadmap Response, September 8, 2014)

    WHO: EBOLA RESPONSE ROADMAP UPDATE
    8 September 2014

    Following the roadmap structure, country reports fall into three categories: those with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone); and those with an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission (Nigeria, Senegal)1

    1. COUNTRIES WITH WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE TRANSMISSION

    As of 6 September 2014 2, 4269 (probable, confirmed and suspected) cases and 2288 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone3

    The increase in cases continues to accelerate in countries with widespread and intense transmission: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
    ...
    Nigeria
    All 21 8 38 8 4 50
    ...
    http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/1...sept14_eng.pdf

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  • erruve
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    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 21 cases, 7 fatalities as of August 31, 2014 (WHO report September 04, 2014)

    Originally posted by alert View Post
    As Dr. Enemuo died on August 22nd, his contacts are now at least at 17 days. If no one else develops symptoms by the end of the week, Nigeria might be in the clear. - alert
    This would be tremendously good news!

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