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Ebola Update

Sep 24, 2014, 10:02 AM


Ebola infections will treble to 20,000 by November if efforts to tackle the outbreak are not stepped up, the World Health Organization has warned.

A new analysis suggests about 70% of those infected have died, higher than the 50% previously reported.

There have been 2,800 deaths so far and the disease remains “a public health emergency of international concern,” the UN agency said. (BBC)

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Football Association (SLFA) has asked Cameroon about the possibility of ‘hosting’ the Indomitable Lions in Yaounde on 11 October.

The two nations are due to meet in Group D of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The request comes after the Confederation of African Football announced it was keeping in place a ban on Sierra Leone hosting matches because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. (BBC)


The Health Minister of Nigeria has reported that his country is completely free of active Ebola cases and have released the final victim contacts from surveillance.

Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu, MD, said, “Presently, there is no single case of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria – none.”

Dr. Chukwu provided further details, saying, “No cases are under treatment, no suspected cases. There are no contacts in Lagos that are still under surveillance, having completed a minimum of 21 days of observation. (forbes)