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Woman Plays Violin As Surgeons Operate On Her Brain In London Hospital
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Woman Plays Violin As Surgeons Operate On Her Brain In London Hospital

This violinist played her instrument as surgeons removed a brain tumor Dagmar Turner wasn't just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist's musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal. The tumor, in her right frontal lobe, was dangerously close to areas of her brain that were responsible for coordinating delicate movements in her left hand. These regions are crucial for playing the violin, and in some spots, their distance from the tumor was as narrow as a credit card. "The violin is my passion. I've been playing since I was 10 years old," Turner said in a February 18 news release. "The thought of losing my ...
Coronavirus Epidemic Engulfs China’s Prisons
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Coronavirus Epidemic Engulfs China’s Prisons

The spike in cases in two jails outside Hubei – in the northern province of Shandong and Zhejiang in the east – made up most of the 258 newly confirmed Chinese infections outside the epicentre province on Friday. Authorities said officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks had been fired and the government had sent a team to investigate the Shandong episode, media reported. Hubei also reported 271 cases in its prisons. Provincial officials did not say when they had been diagnosed. Data showed mainland China had 889 new confirmed cases and 118 deaths, with the most in Wuhan, which remains under virtual lockdown. The virus has emerged in 26 countries and territories outside mainland China, killing 11 people, according to a Reuters tally. South Korea is the latest hot sp...
Compulsory Quarantine In Italy As 3 New Coronavirus Cases Discovered
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Compulsory Quarantine In Italy As 3 New Coronavirus Cases Discovered

Three persons have tested positive in Italy for coronavirus, the northern Lombardy region said on Friday. This is the first known cases of local transmission of the potentially deadly illness in Italy. Looking to prevent a further spread of the virus, officials urged residents of the northern towns of Codogno and Castiglione d’Adda to stay at home and avoid any social gatherings. “We have introduced a compulsory quarantine for all those who have been in contact with the patients who tested positive,’’ Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte told reporters. He added that anyone who had been in areas of risk over the past two weeks should stay at home. Giulio Gallera, a member of the Lombardy regional government, said the initial patient fell ill after meeting a friend, who...
Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee
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Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee

Israel confirmed Friday its first case of new coronavirus in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess. “One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry’s central laboratory,” a ministry statement said. A total of 15 Israelis were among the passengers quarantined on board the Diamond Princess, of whom 11 have flown home. The others all tested negative for the virus. The returning Israelis had all been placed in quarantine for 14 days at the Sheba Hospital in the central town of Tel Hashomer. “They are in full isolation,” said Dr Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the hospitals’ infectious diseases unit. “It’s in many way...
Coronavirus: Chinese Officials Say No Nigerian Is Among 29 Infected Foreigners
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Coronavirus: Chinese Officials Say No Nigerian Is Among 29 Infected Foreigners

The Chinese government on Thursday said that 29 foreign citizens in China were infected with Coronavirus with two of them dead and nine quarantined . China added that 18 persons had recovered and discharged from the hospital noting that there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreigners infected . The Chinese in a daily release on coronavirus stated these on Thursday through its embassy in Abuja , noting that 12 out of 31 provinces on the Chinese mainland are seeing no new daily confirmed cases of the virus . The Chinese government said , “ As of February 19, the National Health Commission had received 74 ,576 reports of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland, including 2,118 deaths and 16, 155 patients cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 4, 922 suspected cases. “ So f...
20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases – Nephrologists
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20 Million Nigerians Have Kidney Diseases – Nephrologists

Nigerians have kidney disease, just it canvasses early detection of the diseases. The President of the association, Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi, disclosed on Monday at a news conference heralding the association’s 32nd Annual General Meeting, AGM, and Scientific Conference, in Ibadan. According to her, the theme of the AGM, ‘Kidney and Demographics,’ is to sensitise the public on primary prevention, owing to the high cost of treating the disease. She noted that there were multiple factors causing kidney diseases, apart from genetics, adding that the nation’s health insurance needed to be reviewed to cater for people with the disease. “The prevalence of kidney disease is about eight to 12 percent of the Nigerian population; it could be more, but as you may well know, many of our peop...
Coronavirus: South Korea Sends Presidential Plane To Evacuate Citizens
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Coronavirus: South Korea Sends Presidential Plane To Evacuate Citizens

The VCN-235 Air Force plane left Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, at noon on Tuesday (Feb 18), and landed in Japan's Haneda Airport, 20 minutes away from the Yokohama port where the cruise ship Diamond Princess is docked. The plane is scheduled to leave Japan on Wednesday and arrive at Gimpo Airport at around 8am. It is set to evacuate five people - four South Korean nationals and a Japanese spouse - from the cruise ship. But the final number could change depending on the situation, according to government officials. There are 14 Koreans onboard - nine passengers and five crew members, all of whom are reportedly unaffected by the coronavirus. They have been stranded on the ship with around 3,700 people since Feb 3, after a former passenger was diagnosed with the vir...
Coronavirus: Thieves Steal 6000 Hygiene Masks In Japan
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Coronavirus: Thieves Steal 6000 Hygiene Masks In Japan

Thieves in Japan have made off with some 6,000 surgical masks from a hospital, with the country facing a mass shortage and a huge price hike online due to the coronavirus. Four boxes containing the face masks disappeared from a locked storage facility at the Japanese Red Cross hospital in the western port city of Kobe, a hospital official said on Tuesday. “We still have a large number of masks — enough to continue our daily operations at the hospital, but this is so deplorable,” the official told AFP. Police have launched an investigation as they suspect the thieves intend to resell the masks. Masks have sold out at many drug and discount stores across the nation as the number of infections have increased in Japan — one of the most affected countries after China where the deat...
Coronavirus: Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan, China Cry Out “Bring Us Home” (Photos)
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Coronavirus: Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan, China Cry Out “Bring Us Home” (Photos)

The Coronavirus cases have risen to over 17000 infections in total with 21,588 in mainland China. It should be noted too that over 361 persons have died. Over 60 Nigerians are trapped in Wuhan the epicentre of the of the out break. Nigerians in wuhan China needs help from Nigeria government as they carry their placards bearing ....Bring Us Home, Nigerians Trapped In Wuhan China.
First coronavirus death occurs in Europe, after more than 67,000 cases recorded globally
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First coronavirus death occurs in Europe, after more than 67,000 cases recorded globally

A Chinese tourist who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has become the first person to die in Europe since the outbreak which emanated from Wuhan, in mainland China. The patient, who was 80 years old, had been receiving treatment at the Bichat Hospital in Paris since January 25, according to a statement on Saturday from French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn. The victim arrived in France on 16 January and was placed into quarantine in a hospital in France on 25 January, Health minister Agnes Buzyn added. More than 1,500 have died from the coronavirus in mainland China, while total number of infected people is now at 67,000. With this new development, the patients death is officially the fourth death to have occurred outside of China, but first to have happened in Eur...
Five Travelers From China Test Negative To Coronavirus In Nigeria
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Five Travelers From China Test Negative To Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Saturday that five travellers from China tested negative to Coronavirus also known as COVID19. The PUNCH reported that the NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Friday that the centre had “two cases and tests are going on at the moment. As soon as they are completed, it will be announced. If a person returns to the country, say within 20 or 30 days, there is no point wasting reagents to test such a person. “For other diseases, we usually advise people to go to the hospitals to get tested but for suspected cases of Coronavirus, patients are advised to simply put a call through to us, we will come to the patient because going to the hospital can amplify the disease if it is found to be positive.” On Saturday, the NCDC ...
First Coronavirus Case In Africa Recorded In Egypt
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First Coronavirus Case In Africa Recorded In Egypt

The Egyptian Health Ministry has confirmed its first case of the deadly coronavirus, making it the first in Africa. In a statement released on Friday, Febuary 14, the authorities revealed they have notified the World Health Organization and the patient has been placed in isolation in a hospital for treatment and monitoring. The nationality of the person was not given in the joint statement with the population ministry, which added that they had shown no “symptoms”. Egypt is believed to be the 28th country in the World to record a case of the killer virus and it is the first in Africa. Since the outbreak of the killer virus from Wuhan in China, more than 64,000 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed around the world and 1,363 people have died so far.
Discover Conoravirus Vaccine, Get N36 Million – FG To Nigerian Scientists
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Discover Conoravirus Vaccine, Get N36 Million – FG To Nigerian Scientists

The Federal Government has promised to give N36 million to any Nigerian scientist that could come up with vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus disease. The Minister of Science and Technology , Dr Ogbonnaya Onu made the promise in Abuja on Thursday at a Sent-off Ceremony for one of the ministry’s Directors, Engr A Oyefeso who was retiring from civil service. Onu said Nigeria needed to think ahead of others in order to keep the disease at bay. He said the government would be giving more financial support to Nigerian scientists to help them come up with cure and solutions to some of the diseases and problems ravaging the country. “We are promising any Nigerian scientist who can discover vaccine to prevent Coronavirus N36million. “We have a lot of herbs in the country, and who...
LASG Dismisses Rumored Cases Of Coronavirus In Gowon Estate, Alimosho
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LASG Dismisses Rumored Cases Of Coronavirus In Gowon Estate, Alimosho

The Lagos State Government has dismissed the rumoured suspicion of cases of the Coronavirus Disease in Gowon Estate in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, dismissed the rumour making the rounds on social media that Chinese people, who recently returned from Wuhan, China and residing in Osoba Close of Gowon Estate, were having severe symptoms of Coronavirus disease and treating the symptoms themselves. The commissioner in a statement on Wednesday noted that there is no truth in the report emanating from Gowon Estate. Abayomi while giving an update on the investigation carried out by the Ministry through its surveillance team declared that “there are no suspected or confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Lagos State contra...
First Case of Coronavirus in London Confirmed
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First Case of Coronavirus in London Confirmed

The first case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in London, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine. The patient, understood to be a woman, contracted the illness in China but was diagnosed after flying into a London airport, making it the first instance of coronavirus in the capital, according to the Standard UK. She is now being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London. Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty confirmed the most recent case of the virus, also known as Covid-19, in a statement on Wednesday evening. He said: “One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine. “This virus was passed on in China and the patient has now been transferred to a sp...
Cameroonian Student Survives Coronavirus Because Of His Blood Composition
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Cameroonian Student Survives Coronavirus Because Of His Blood Composition

The Chinese government and the African community in China have hailed the first African to survive the deadly coronavirus in China. Doctors seeking for a cure to treat the dreadful virus were amazed to see Senou still alive and fit even after contracting the virus which has claimed 1,112 lives since it broke out in Wuhan couple of weeks ago. The Chinese doctors confirmed that he stayed alive because of his blood genetic composition which is mainly found in the genetic composition of subsaharan Africans. Senou has left the hospital, cured and in good shape
World Health Organization officially Names Coronavirus ‘Covid-19’
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World Health Organization officially Names Coronavirus ‘Covid-19’

The World Health Organization has officially named the deadly coronavirus that broke out from Wuhan in China COVID-19. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the global body, announced the new name at a conference in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon. He said at the conference that: 'C-o stands for corona, v-i stands for virus, d for disease – so, COVID. 'Under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations we had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease. 'Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. ...
Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000
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Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

The coronavirus death toll exceeded 1,000 on Monday February 10, as health workers around the world continue working hard to contain the flu-like virus since its outbreak in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. China's National Health Commission said the total number of deaths on the mainland reached 1,016 by midnight on Monday.  2,478 new cases of infection were also confirmed, bringing the total to 42,638. Two senior health officials, Zhang Jin who is the party secretary of the health commission for Hubei and Ling Yingzi who is director of the Hubei Provincial Health Commission have also been removed from their posts as confirmed by the state media on Tuesday February 11. The health workers were sacked after Chinese President, Xi Jinping visited health facilities in Beijing. ...
Coronavirus: Osagie Enahire Commends Lagos State Government
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Coronavirus: Osagie Enahire Commends Lagos State Government

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Enahire has commended the Lagos State Government for its cutting edge preparedness against the outbreak of infectious diseases, especially the Novel Coronavirus which is fast spreading across the world. Dr. Osagie, who gave the commendation during his tour of facilities at Lagos State Infectious Disease Hospital, expressed satisfaction at the level of infrastructure put in place by the State Government to effectively contain any unexpected case of infectious diseases. He averred that the experience of Ebola in 2014 has assisted the State government in putting mechanisms in place to strengthen the level of preparedness for any unforeseen case of threatening infectious disease. “It is quite clear that Lagos has a clear-cut edge in managing infectio...
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Premature Ejaculation, small size finally cured naturally in 2 weeks for bigger, longer, harder sexier sex with the man machine

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Coronavirus Casualties Surpass SARS; At Least 811 Deaths Recorded So Far
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Coronavirus Casualties Surpass SARS; At Least 811 Deaths Recorded So Far

Deaths from the novel coronavirus have now surpassed that of SARS in the early 2000s, with more than 800 dead so far, according to multiple reports. Hubei province in China reported 81 deaths Saturday, which pushed the death toll for the virus to 811 -- past that of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which broke out on the mainland in 2002 and 2003. The SARS outbreak killed at least 774, with 8,096 infections globally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The coronavirus, by comparison, has already infected at least 37,198 and has taken the lives of at least 811 people on China's mainland, as of Saturday night.
Nigeria To Spend N620m On Coronavirus Prevention: Health Minister
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Nigeria To Spend N620m On Coronavirus Prevention: Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has expressed that the federal government will spend N620m special intervention fund to monitor, detect and contain the deadly Coronavirus. This minister stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on health. The minister, while briefing the Senate panel on the preparedness of the ministry to manage the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, revealed that the fund would come directly from the service-wide vote. Recall that the minister has also debunked rumours of the virus being in Nigeria during a ministerial briefing with the media.
Coronavirus: Two Suspected Cases in Ghana Test Negative
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Coronavirus: Two Suspected Cases in Ghana Test Negative

The two suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana have tested negative at the Noguchi Memorial Institute, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare. The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday isolated two foreign nationals; a Chinese and an Argentine for showing symptoms associated with the coronavirus, which has already claimed over 500 lives and infected more than 25,000 people in other parts of the world. Addressing the media, Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare said: “the preliminary confirmation was negative and the next one that came, which is the actual confirmation, shows that they are negative.” “Ghana is safe, Korle-Bu is safe, tourists coming in are safe,” he added. ...
Pesticides Causes Low Sperm Count In Men – Prof. Suleiman Ambali
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Pesticides Causes Low Sperm Count In Men – Prof. Suleiman Ambali

Prof. Suleiman Ambali of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Ilorin, has warned that continuous exposure of humans to pesticides is causing decline in male sperm count. Ambali disclosed this on Thursday night in his paper presentation at the 192nd Inaugural Lecture of the University (UNILORIN), entitled: “Preventing pesticides from poisoning away our health and future – the oxidative approach”. The don, who teaches in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the university, warned that there were evidence which suggest human species was approaching a fertility crisis based on trends in male reproductive health. He said based on the troubling data from laboratory, clinical epidemiology studies, it was obvious that the world would witness fertility...
Obesity Related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries – World Bank
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Obesity Related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries – World Bank

Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world’s 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level, says a new World Bank report launched here today. Obesity has a major impact on national economies and on human capital by reducing productivity and life expectancy and increasing disability and health care costs. It is projected that in the next 15 years, the costs of obesity will total more than US$7 trillion in developing countries. The report Obesity: Health and Economic Consequences of an impending global challenge st...
Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’
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Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’

Wenjun Wang is a resident of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Ms Wang, a 33-year-old housewife, and her family have remained in the city since it was sealed off on 23 January. Since then, the virus has infected more than 20,000 people worldwide, leading to at least 427 deaths. In a rare interview from inside Wuhan, Ms Wang has told the BBC about her family's heart-breaking struggle for survival. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, my uncle has already passed away, my father is critically ill and my mum and aunt have started showing some symptoms. The CT scans shows their lungs are infected. My brother is coughing too, and has some breathing difficulties. My dad has a high fever. His temperature was 39.3C (102F) yesterday ...
Coronavirus Vaccine Likely To Be tested On Animals By Next Week After Breakthrough
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Coronavirus Vaccine Likely To Be tested On Animals By Next Week After Breakthrough

A potential vaccine against the killer coronavirus could be tested on animals as soon as next week in a breakthrough in the global fight against the outbreak. Hundreds of experts are set to meet in Geneva next week to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. The scientist leading the UK's research into a jab has meanwhile announced a significant breakthrough as experts race against time to develop a vaccine. Professor Robin Shattock, head of mucosal infection and immunity at Imperial College London, has told Sky News his team could be ready to test the vaccine on animals next week. If enough funding is secured, the vaccine could be tested on humans by summer, he added.
Over 500 Persons Confirmed Dead From Coronavirus, 28,018 Infected
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Over 500 Persons Confirmed Dead From Coronavirus, 28,018 Infected

The death toll from a new coronavirus that originated in China reached 563 with 28,018 people confirmed infected, health authorities said on Thursday. China’s National Health Commission said 73 people had died over a 24-hour interval. The virus has spread to about two dozen countries since first being identified in December, prompting the World Health Organisation to declare a global emergency. Countries around the world have been flying their citizens out of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the disease, while in Japan and Hong Kong thousands of tourists were quarantined aboard two cruise ships after reports of the coronavirus on board. The Japanese health ministry said on Thursday that another 10 people on the cruise ship tested positive for the conora...
Coronavirus: Airport Medics Flee As Plane Carrying Chinese Diplomats Land
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Coronavirus: Airport Medics Flee As Plane Carrying Chinese Diplomats Land

South Sudanese medical staff deployed at Juba International Airport to screen arrivers for deadly Coronavirus have reportedly fled the airport after a plane caring Chinese diplomats landed. South Sudan government this week begun screening all travelers at airports to help avert the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome The disease which started in the Chinese City of Wuhan late last month is reported to have already killed over 170 people with over 9,000 confirmed cases in all regions of China. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the virus a global health emergency after ...
Ten people on quarantine cruise ship test positive for coronavirus
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Ten people on quarantine cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

Around 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on a cruise liner anchored off Japan after health officials confirmed on Wednesday that 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus and more cases were possible. While the infected patients were transferred by Japan’s coast guard to hospitals on the mainland, the remainder of the passengers and crew on board the Carnival Corp ship were placed in quarantine. Japan’s Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said: ‘I want to take sufficient care of the health of passengers and crew and make every effort to prevent the spread of the virus.’ The decision means that passengers on Carnival’s Diamond Princess, who had embarked for a planned eight-day round trip that was due begin on Tuesday, will instead spend at least 14...
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Coronavirus: NCDC Says FG To Site Isolation Centres In FCT, 7 States
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Coronavirus: NCDC Says FG To Site Isolation Centres In FCT, 7 States

The National Centre for Disease Control says isolation facilities for coronavirus will be sited in the Federal Capital Territory and seven states across Nigeria. The NCDC, in a statement on its website yesterday, said it “is currently preparing treatment and isolation facilities in the Federal Capital Territory and seven other priority states in Nigeria. They are Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Enugu, Delta, Cross River and Kano States. The centre said the risk assessment conducted by the World Health Organisation which placed Nigeria at high risk, implied that “there is a high chance of an infected person coming into Nigeria. Till date, there’s no confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.” It said though the WHO had not placed any travel or trade restriction on China, it was ad...
Heart Melting Video Of Chinese Elderly Couple Infected By Coronavirus
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Heart Melting Video Of Chinese Elderly Couple Infected By Coronavirus

Mycelebrityandi has spotted a viral video of Chinese elderly couple in hospital after being infected by coronavirus. In the video two elderly patients can be seen lying in hospital beds, bidding adieu to each other. The Chinese man can be seen in the video holding the wife hand whispering something to her. The touching scene has made a mark on all the social media platforms. Check of video below.
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Surgeon Reveals The Most Dangerous Thing He Had Found Inside A Patient (Graphic)

Walid Shahrour, Urologist MBBS from Medicine and Healthcare and Haresh Metharam, MD Medicine and Healthcare & Herbal Medicine, University of Madras (1974) ''I was operating on a patient to remove his kidney. The patient had had multiple surgeries in the past on his kidney and at this point was just a continuous source of infection- it no longer functioned. The patient wanted me to remove it. I removed the kidney laparoscopically and opened it to see what was inside. I found this: I was shocked. It was a laser fiber that had broken inside the patient while being operated on by another surgeon 18 years prior. It had been left to form a stone and caused endless infections. After the surgery, I informed the patient as to what I had discovered- he knew right away...
Coronavirus: Inside The 1,000 Bed Emergency Hospital Built In 8 Days
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Coronavirus: Inside The 1,000 Bed Emergency Hospital Built In 8 Days

An emergency hospital that was constructed in eight days for the treatment of coronavirus patients in China has been completed. Engineers from across the country were reportedly brought in to help speed up construction. About 4,000 people reportedly worked day and night to build the hospital in seven days China's army has reportedly been given control of the hospital. Some 1,400 military medics have been brought in from the People's Liberation Army to the new hospital, dubbed 'Fire God Mountain', according to state media.
China Reports Outbreak Of H5N1 Bird Flu
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China Reports Outbreak Of H5N1 Bird Flu

Chinese authorities are culling thousands of chickens after an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu in Hunan Province, which neighbors the coronavirus-hit province of Hubei. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that 4,500 chickens had died of avian flu caused by the H5N1 virus at a farm in the city of Shaoyang. The authorities have culled about 17,800 birds to prevent the spread of the disease. The H5N1 type of bird flu virus is known to infect humans and cause serious symptoms. Last year, an outbreak of the same strain was reported at a poultry farm in northeastern Liaoning Province. A man infected with the virus reportedly died in the inland province of Sichuan in 2015. Chinese authorities are on high alert in response ...
Hypo Storms Agege Abattoir to Educate Public on Coronavirus
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Hypo Storms Agege Abattoir to Educate Public on Coronavirus

In a bid to further promote sustainable hygiene practices while increasing the knowledge of the masses as regards germs and diseases lurking around the environment, Hypo makers of the most affordable bleach in Nigeria organized a public sensitization program on the spread of coronavirus at the major Abattoir Market in Lagos State. During the public Sensitization programme at Agege Abattoir Market, The Hypo team urged the meat dealers, marketers as well as the entire public to ensure to always keep their spaces clean to ward off all germs which the ordinary eyes cannot accurately detect. Most importantly the meat dealers were urged not only to keep their equipment clean but also to take the extra pain to keep them effectively disinfected for the greater good of the society. Ably prese...
Coronavirus: LASG Says There Is No Case Of The Virus In Lagos
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Coronavirus: LASG Says There Is No Case Of The Virus In Lagos

The Senior Special Adviser To Governor Sanwo-Olu on health, Oreoluwa Finnih tweeted about news that a Coronavirus patient has been discovered in Lagos. This is what she said � Concerning the virus" in Lekki: A Nigerian man returned from a business trip to China 2 days ago. His responsible employers mandated a thorough checkup at their retained hospital. The Client was examined & found asymptomatic. Lab tests were ordered and are clear, he's been advised to self quarantine for 14 days. Please let's stop all this rumour mongering. It causes panic and helps no one... Everyone who passed on this misinformation started with "I heard that..." or big alarming headline and on paragraph 5 in the story "we cannot verify this.... "If you can't verify... ��� Shhhhh. Ah ...
A Deadly Influenza Virus Is Spreading Across America, 15 Million People Infected
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A Deadly Influenza Virus Is Spreading Across America, 15 Million People Infected

The novel coronavirus that's sickening thousands globally -- and at least five people in the US -- is inspiring countries to close their borders and Americans to buy up surgical masks quicker than major retailers can restock them. There's another virus that has infected 15 million Americans across the country and killed more than 8,200 people this season alone. It's not a new pandemic -- it's influenza. The 2019-2020 flu season is projected to be one of the worst in a decade, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At least 140,000 people have been hospitalized with complications from the flu, and that number is predicted to climb as flu activity swirls. The flu is a constant in Americans' lives. It's that familiarity that makes it more dangerou...
We Can Handle Coronavirus – Nigeria’s Health Minister
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We Can Handle Coronavirus – Nigeria’s Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured that Nigeria has the capacity to detect and respond to the coronavirus if it is imported into the country. The coronavirus, a deadly new virus which originated in Wuhan, China, has killed more than 170 people and spread to several provinces in the country as well as other countries. Thousands of people have been infected. The origin is suspected to be a food market that “conducted illegal transactions of wild animals” in Wuhan. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of the inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral committee on the novel coronavirus in Abuja, he said: “While the risk of importation exists, we can assure Nigerians of the nation’s capacity to detect, assess and respond to this and other public health threats at the poi...
Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations
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Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations

The World Health Organisation has identified 13 high- risk African countries for coronavirus . They are Algeria, Angola , Ivory Coast , DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius , Nigeria , South Africa, Tanzania , Uganda , and Zambia . A statement from WHO said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " WHO has identified 13 top priority countries ( Algeria, Angola , Cote d’ Ivoire , the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius, Nigeria , South Africa , Tanzania , Uganda and Zambia ) which either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " To ensure rapid detection of the novel coronavirus, it is important to have laboratories which can test samples and WHO is supporting countries...
Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days
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Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that the Chinese government through her embassy in Nigeria is working with Lagos State Government to prevent the entry of Corona Virus into the State. Abayomi who disclosed this today while giving update on the State government’s level of preparedness to prevent or contain any possible entry of the disease as well as other infectious diseases into Lagos said the areas of cooperation include the issuing of advisory on travel between China and Lagos and self-quarantine of persons coming in from China and other endemic countries especially from South-East Asia to Lagos. The Commissioner noted that the Chinese government has sent notification to her citizens to remain in China until there is clarity about the spread of ...
UAE Records First Middle East Cases Of Coronavirus
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UAE Records First Middle East Cases Of Coronavirus

The United Arab Emirate on Wednesday January 29, confirmed Middle East's first cases of the deadly Coronavirus.   A family of four who arrived the country from Wuhan (the Chinese city where the virus broke out at the end of 2019), were diagonosed with the flu-like virus.   UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported that the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention said it has taken the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases   The Ministry of Health and Prevention said;   “All family members are in a stable condition and the situation was contained by following the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases. "Emirati officials are taking all the nec...
Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China
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Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 132 lives nationwide. These are the plans so far by foreign governments to evacuate their citizens from the epicentre of the outbreak: – ASIA PACIFIC – Australia The foreign ministry said Tuesday it was working on a plan to transport home all Australian nationals, most of whom it said are dual nationals. Officials added they had received about 400 calls from Australians in China registering for evacuation. Canberra does not have a consulate in Wuhan but Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is negotiating with Chinese officials over the arrangements. He said officials are talking...
Coronavirus: Panda Supermarket, Abuja Shut Down By FG
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Coronavirus: Panda Supermarket, Abuja Shut Down By FG

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC inspected Panda Supermarket; Jabi on credible reports that it discriminated and had a concealed area for Asian nationals. Allegation confirmed, seafood and animals imported illegally from China discovered. Store closed in abundance of caution considering Coronavirus. Products with expired and irregular shelf life were also discovered at Panda Supermarket, Jabi, Abuja yesterday. Regulatory activities to remove all offensive products from the Supermarket continues.  
Coronavirus: Cure in Sight as Australian Scientists Recreate Virus
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Coronavirus: Cure in Sight as Australian Scientists Recreate Virus

A cure seems to be in sight for the deadly coronavirus after a team of Australian scientists announced that they have recreated the virus. The breakthrough annoucement made by researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne on Wednesday January 29, is expected to quicken the creation of a vaccine. Doherty Institute Deputy Director, Mike Catton told reporters that they will share the sample which was grown from an infected patient with the World Health Organization and laboratories around the world. He said; “We’ve planned for an incident like this for many, many years and that’s really why we were able to get an answer so quickly. This is a step, it’s a piece of the puzzle that we have contributed." The recent coronavirus outbreak has k...
FG Has Declared War On Lassa Fever, Coronavirus – Health Minister
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FG Has Declared War On Lassa Fever, Coronavirus – Health Minister

Federal Government yesterday expressed its determination to stop the spread of Lassa fever which has claimed many lives in parts of the country since the beginning of this year. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, told reporters in Abuja yesterday that the government had heightened response against the current Lassa fever outbreak across the country. He said his ministry had the capacity to detect, assess and respond to coronavirus and other public health threats. He said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had set up a “Corona Virus Preparedness Group” and was ready to activate its incident command system for coronavirus, “if a suspect case emerges in Nigeria.” He said there was high-level inter-ministerial consultation towards setting up a multi-sectoral committee to scale ...
China Completes First Coronavirus Hospital in just Two Days
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China Completes First Coronavirus Hospital in just Two Days

China has officially unveiled its first Coronavirus Hospital, The Dabie Mountain Regional Medical Center. The project was completed within 48 hours and involved the conversion of an empty building into a 1000 bed Emergency facility. It involved a reconnection of the building to the electrical grid, a repartitioning of a number of rooms in the building to increase its capacity to the 1000 bed standard and a supply of world class equipment to be used to monitor and nurse the patients effectively. This facility of course will be assisted by three new facilities being constructed from scratch and scheduled to be completed in the next few days in the cities of Wuhan and Zhengzhou. Construction is said to be advanced in those three facilities. All of this comes as the Coronavirus ca...