Ebola

By IAfrica
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Sep 15th, 2014
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Akong Charles Ndika Correspondent A surprise press conference held last month by Emory University Teaching Hospital stands out as a rare bright moment in the fight against an uncontrollable Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. ZMAPP, an untested serum-based therapy in humans, was successfully adminis...
By IAfrica
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Sep 14th, 2014
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Carlos Lopez WHEN in March this year Guinean authorities reported the first positive tests for Ebola in the West African region, the news came as a surprise for scientists and were treated  passively by most. After all, Ebola had killed over a period of 30 years more than 2000 people, since it was di...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2014
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By Olugu Olugu Orji Mnia “Any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values and dignity predominate:” that’s how Dictionary.com defines humanism. My dependable Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary offers an interesting spin: A system of thought that considers that solving human...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 4th, 2014
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By Edward Oparaoji The current Ebola epidemic has caused more than 1,400 deaths this year, in five West African countries – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal. The World Health Organization says more than 20,000 people could be infected before the outbreak can be brought under c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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– By Pippa Page “Oh, dis Ebola business!” was a familiar exclamation in Sierra Leone’s Krio language during my time in Sierra Leone’s second city, Bo, this summer. Sierra Leone was the last of the three West Africa nations to confirm a case of Ebola, but it has arguably been hit the hardest in terms ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Obi Ebuka Onochie So how can we determine what’s real and what’s not? We can’t. We can just pick and choose what we want to believe and rationalize it as best as we can. Reality after all, is basically a movie projected inside our heads. It’s based on the colours our senses permits us […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2014
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By Nze Anizor Since the Ebola virus docked in Nigeria through a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, it has been a frenzy of information, panic, misinformation, sickness, survival and death. Lives have been lost and heroines have been made. The Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Health ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2014
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It is now a known fact that Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known to mankind. Like HIV, it is a virus; however it kills within a shorter time, compared to the former. Ebola has been proved to spread through fluids such as sweat, saliva and blood from a human being or animal that […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 19th, 2014
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By Olugu Olugu Orji Mnia A Syrian king and his murderous host had laid an impregnable siege on the ancient city of Samaria. Matters had degenerated to the point where the head of an ass sold for 80 pieces of silver. By today’s reckoning, that would be $10,240: the local equivalent being in excess of ...
By IAfrica
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Aug 14th, 2014
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There was some hubbub about my column last week, where I complained about Christians, like Dr. Kent Brantly, who abandon America to do much-praised work in Third World countries. I planned to respond to my critics this week, but, unfortunately, there’s nothing to respond to. They call me names, say I...