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101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

Lassa feverLagos (Nigeria) : A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from [...]

February 6th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »

Human antibodies may provide ‘silver bullet’ against Ebola

Ebola VirusWashington :  Scientists have successfully isolated human antibodies from Ebola survivors that can neutralise multiple species of the deadly virus, and may be a “silver bullet” against the disease that [...]

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Sci-Tech | Read More »

Ebola scare stigmatised African immigrants in the US

Ebola VirusWashington : The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa led to a social stigma against African immigrants in the US, an analysis of the news coverage of the Ebola [...]

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Sci-Tech | Read More »

US deploys troops in Cameroon for force protection

American troopsWashington :  The US has decided to deploy some 300 American troops in Cameroon to help the African nation fight against Boko Haram and other violent extremist organisations in West [...]

October 15th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Topnews,World | Read More »

New tool predicts Ebola infection risk

EbolaWashington: A US-based doctor, who treated Ebola-infected patients in Liberia last year, has developed a tool that can predict whether suspected Ebola patients would actually carry the virus. Ebola Virus [...]

April 5th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

Brussels:  The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward [...]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized,World | Read More »

Ebola may be deadlier and more widespread: study

Ebola virusThe current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people could prove to be more widespread and deadlier than we [...]

November 5th, 2014 | Posted in World | Read More »