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Tamale Teaching Hospital not ready for Ebola

Tamale Ebola

A bizarre incident occurred at the main entrance to the accidents and emergency unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) when a man showing symptons of Ebola arrived there on Saturday August 9, 2014 for medical care. The 45-year old former staff of the Volta River Authority (VRA) was bleeding profusely through the nose and complained of incessant stomach pains. ...

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Suspected Nsawam Ebola case proves negative

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One of three persons who reported at the Nsawam Government Hospital with symptoms of the dreaded Ebola disease has had his blood screened by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). The result, however, proved negative. The victims are said to be a 16-year-old girl, a 56-year-old man and a 53-year-old driver, all of whom reported at the hospital ...

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No Ebola case recorded in Nsawam – Gov’t Hospital

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The Nsawam Government Hospital has dismissed reports claiming that the hospital has recorded suspected cases of the Ebola disease. Media reports over the weekend indicated that, three individuals who reported at the Nsawam Governement Hospital  on Saturday with symptons of the disease had tested positive with the Ebola virus. However the Medical Superintendent of the Nsawam Governement Hospital, Dr Kofi ...

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Gov’t to meet over Ebola

Minister designate for Interior

Government will today convene a high level meeting at the Flagstaff House to evaluate the nation’s response to the Ebola outbreak in the sub-region and re-strategize. The meeting which will be chaired by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani will have in attendance, the Inter-Ministerial Task Force established by government to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease as ...

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Statement: US Ebola patient, Dr. Brantly speaks out

Dr. Kent Bradley and wife

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two US doctors who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, has spoken out for the first time. He released a statement from his isolation room at Emory University in Atlanta where he’s being treated after he was flown out of Liberia last week. He is the first Ebola patient to receive experimental serum, ZMapp. ...

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Burkinabe dies of Ebola-like symptoms in U/E

Ebola has claimed the lives of over 4,500 people

Ghana may be recording its first case of Ebola if tests on the blood samples of a Burkinabe man suspected to have died of Ebola proves positive. The man who was rushed to the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso died on arrival. The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed ...

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500,000 people die annually from Hepatitis ‘B’

Hepatitis

More than 500,000 people die annually from Hepatitis B related diseases around the world. This is according to Dr Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, a Doctor at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. He said more than 2 billion people were infected with the disease globally, which needs a holistic approach to address the phenomenon. Dr Abdul-Mumin disclosed this during a workshop in Tamale on ...

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Low vitamin D ‘boosts dementia risk’

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Older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested. UK researchers, writing in Neurology, looked at about 1,650 people aged over 65. This is not the first study to suggest a link – but its authors say it is the largest and most robust. However, experts say it is ...

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I am shocked at GMA’s demands – Yieleh Chireh

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The chairman of the Parliamentary health committee and MP for Wa West,  Joseph Yieleh Chireh has expressed shock at recent demands by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA). The GMA is requesting for an insurance package to protect them against an outbreak of the Ebola disease. The Ghana Medical Association on Thursday asked for an improvement in their insurance package and ...

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GMA wants insurance cover to fight Ebola

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is demanding an insurance package in an event of an Ebola outbreak in Ghana. The insurance is to serve as motivation for health workers who will be tasked to treat affected patients. The association says the insurance should also come with the necessary protective gear needed to handle Ebola patients. Public Health Specialist at the ...

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