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Ebola: China Sends Specialists, Medication To Troubled West African Countries


The global war against deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has taken another far reaching dimension as nine Chinese Ebola control experts just arrived West Africa sub region to support in the ongoing local onslaught against the ravaging virus.

Earlier, the Chinese authorities have indicated interest to send her specialists with EVD medication to the most hit three regional nations, including –  Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Their major mission according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Spokesperson, Sun Jiwen,  was to assist in the prevention and control of the dreaded Ebola virus.

Each of the three specialists, Jiwen informed has an epidemiologist and two other specialists in disinfection and protection.

The Chinese government which  announced last week her resolve to assist the affected African countries also sent the EVD team with emergency humanitarian aid supplies. The experts, the Asian country informed left Shanghai since Sunday, while it promised the sum of $4.9 million relief fund for the trio of Liberia, Sierra Leon and Guinea.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has applauded  the media for its comprehensive and persistent coverage and reportage of the Virus outbreak in the country.

Its standing committee in a communique it issued in Lagos and signed by the Chairman, Mr. Femi Adeshina, the body called on the pen professionals and media organizations to sustain the ongoing delivery which he said they owed the public.

NGE advised all state across the Federation to set up isolation centres and units as one of the measures to manage further sparead of the deadly diseases as well step up public awareness campaign on how to check its spraed and attend to it if infected.

Over 800 people according to the World Health Organization (WHO) victims have been killed by EVD in four West African countries, including Nigeria. The country (Nigeria) recorded the third casualty yesterday after the death of the first, an American – Liberian, Patrick Sawyer and the second, a nurse that had contact with him in a private hospital.

The latest victim has also been confirmed to have contact with Sawyer. The doctor who first attended to him has also been confirmed to have been infected, while Lagos State government announced Tuesday that about 10 suspected victims in a special centre in its infectious diseases hospital, Yaba were responding to treatment.


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