Canadian Tekmira Pharmaceuticals company halts Ebola drug testing in Sierra Leone

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Canadian pharmaceuticual company,Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation has stopped testing their drug formulation on Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, saying it became clear that the drug wasn’t showing any improvement in the patients. The testing was scheduled to end anyway. “The Phase II clinical trial of TKM-Ebola-Guinea has reached a predefined statistical endpoint and enrollment has been […]

Sierra Leone’s President Koroma Ordered a Three-day Nationwide Lock-down Against Ebola

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Ernest Koroma, President of Sierra Leone requested the nation’s whole populace Saturday to stay in their homes for 3 days in an offer to stem the spread of the lethal Ebola scourge. “All Sierra Leoneans must stay at home for three days,” President Koroma declared, extending a past request for a lock-down in the capital […]

Just When We  Think it’s Safe A new case of Ebola surface in Liberia after Weeks of Hiatus


Liberian officials hope of finally beating the deadly Ebola virus have come to fruition, as the first new case of Ebola infection in the country has been spotted, after weeks of hiatus. Health officials say the patient has been relocated to an Ebola treatment center in the capital, Monrovia. Their last Ebola patient was discharged […]

Infected 16 Americans Returning From the Ebola Zone: Is this a Case of Overconfidence or Breaking the Protocols


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, that no less than 15 Americans were infected with Ebola from a solitary U.S. health worker and have been conveyed back to the United States. They all work for Partners in Health, a charitable organization that has been helping battle the Ebola widespread in West Africa. […]

NIH: U.S. Health Employee Confirmed with Ebola is Now in ‘serious’ Condition


U.S. health officials said on Friday that a US health employee from Sierra Leone who got affirmative result of Ebola is now at a hospital in Maryland for she’s in serious state and another American who may have been exposed to the Ebola patient was also sent back to the US. Earlier on Friday, the […]

Ebola is not Waning and it’s too Early to tell the Outbreak has Ended, WHO


For the people of West Africa, these several weeks have seen the ebbing of Ebola cases. However the disease refuse to go without a fight. It continue to infect albeit fewer number of people. Health workers were also infected and so was the the vice president of Liberia.  For the past several months, West Africa […]

The Ebola Virus is Staging a Come Back in West Africa and Health Experts are Helpless to Stop It


The situation in Sierra Leone remains fluid. The Ebola virus is not going away without a fight. Just when everything seem to point in the right direction, sparks of new cases pop out from time to time. Is this a normal situation or are we in for a surprise? The plague that swept through the […]

Latest WHO Report On Ebola Is Cause for Alarm: Unsafe Local Burial Practices In Guinea Have Started Another Round of Ebola Infections


Ebola may not be much in the news these days but it doesn’t mean that the virus i dying a silent death. Several new cases are reported to have come up last week. This is according to the World Health Organization. The encouraging development for several weeks has been spoiled by this latest rise of […]

The Third Series: Pauline, The Whole of the UK is Grateful You Made It. Welcome Back, Hero!


The hospital can’t hold you long. The place where you once occupied is now empty. This is my third post for Pauline and perhaps the last. The first one was Pauline, the UK is Watching and Praying for You. The second one is The UK is Still Praying for You, Pauline, and this. The first […]

Ebola Cases On The Decline In West Africa But One Expert Says The Health System In Place Remains Far From Ideal


. Is Ebola really on the way out in Sierra Leone? It seems the combined effort of the WHO, the international community  and the local government seem to be working at last. The number of cases continued to decline for 2 weeks. Let’s not forget the health workers both local and international staff who have […]