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FG Commissions New Medical Laboratory and Dialysis/VIP Amenity Building at FMC Keffi

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The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora on Tuesday commissioned a newly completed Medical Laboratory extension building and a Dialysis/VIP Amenity building at Federal Medical Centre Keffi.

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Dr. Mamora while commending the Centre for its milestone achievement, attributed the success of the Centre to the relatively peaceful environment that it operates within.

He urged the Medical Director and his team to do more to attain the next level agenda of Mr. President in the health sector and leave a legacy for his team to be remembered for.

Dr. Mamora further thanked the host community and the State Government for their cooperation and partnership with the management of the Federal Medical Centre.

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D.R. Congo Ebola Death Toll Rises To Four

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Four people have died from Ebola during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are resisting measures to contain the disease, officials said Sunday.

Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Doctor Eugene Syalita, the provincial health minister in North Kivu province in the DRC’s northeast, said.

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Syalita said one person died Friday and another on Saturday, while the two others died at the beginning of the month.

Two patients are receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre in Katwa, he added.

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NCDC Places Nigeria at ‘ Moderate Risk ’ of Ebola

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has placed Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola outbreak as Guinea battles the infection.

The NCDC made this known via its website, stating that the decision was based on the proximity of Guinea to Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as other indicators.

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Guinea experienced epidemic of the Ebola on February 14, and cases and deaths were reported in the N’zerekore region of the country.

The cases were identified among seven people who had attended the burial of a nurse on February 1, NCDC said.

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Liberia On Heightened Alert After Guinea Ebola Deaths

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Liberian President George Weah on Sunday put the country’s health authorities on heightened alert after four people died of Ebola in neighbouring Guinea, the first resurgence of the disease in five years.
Weah mandated the Liberian health authorities and related stakeholders in the sector to heighten the country’s surveillance and preventative activities in the wake of reports of the emergence of the deadly Ebola virus disease in neighbouring Guinea, his office said in a statement.

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Guinea’s Health Minister, Remy Lamah told the Press on Saturday that four people had died of Ebola, the first deaths since a 2013-2016 epidemic which began in Guinea killed 11,300 people across the region.

According to Weah’s statement on Sunday, the new deaths occurred in Guinean town of Gouecke close to Liberia’s northeastern border.

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