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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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Ondo nurses begin warning strike

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The nurses in Ondo State under the auspices of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives will begin a three-day warning strike over the alleged payment of 50 percent salaries by the state government from Monday, March 1, 2021.

The directive was contained in a letter dated February 26, 2021, and signed by the State Secretary of NANNM, Aina Oluwasegun.

The letter was titled, ‘Commencement of three days warning strike by nurses in Ondo State’.

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The letter read, “Sequel to the meeting the State Executive Council of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, held on 16th February, 2021 which resolved that state government should;

“Pay 100 per cent salary of January 2017, December 2020, January 2021, 20% balance of December 2016, 50 per cent November 2020 and commencement of New Salary Adjustment for Local Government Nurses within seven working days.

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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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