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Benin waiting for test results on two possible Ebola cases
Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease. Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases of Ebola and that blood samples had been sent to foreign ...(8/7/2014 6:09:18 PM)
Benin postpones Africa health meet over Ebola
A meeting of African health ministers scheduled for early September in Benin has been postponed because of the Ebola epidemic, an official said Sunday. The tiny west African nation had planned to host the 64th session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) committee of African health ministers from September 1 to September 5. “This important meeting… has been postponed after consultations with ...(8/24/2014 5:04:16 AM)
Benin arrests three on suspicion of ivory smuggling
Three men -- two Guineans and an Ivorian -- were in custody in Benin on Friday on suspicion of ivory trafficking, police in the financial hub of Cotonou said. The trio were arrested in a hotel "as they tried to sell about 30 kilograms of ivory estimated at more than 10 million CFA (15,000 euros, $20,000)", said Benin Interpol head Marcellin Abbe. The arrests were the first against suspected ...(8/15/2014 6:56:50 AM)
Police parade 68 suspected criminals in Edo
The Edo State Police Command on Monday paraded 68 suspected criminals for various offences in Benin, Edo State capital. Among the suspects is a man, who was arrested for allegedly killing his father, Mr. Momodu, over a missing stick of cigarette. The 22-year-old man, who allegedly cut his father with a cutlass over an argument on the...  [Read More...](9/1/2014 4:24:49 PM)
Benin hospital treating Nigerian Ebola suspect: health minister
COTONOU (Reuters) - A hospital in Benin is treating a Nigerian man suspected of having contracted Ebola and authorities have sent a sample of his blood to Senegal for testing, Health Minister Dorothée Gazard said on state television on Thursday. The case is unconfirmed but Gazard's announcement triggered widespread fears in the capital Cotonou. Many people said they would stock up on food and ...(8/7/2014 3:08:54 PM)
Test results negative on two possible Ebola cases in Benin
Tests on two patients in the west African country of Benin have proved negative for Ebola, the country's health minister said on Monday. "The samples that were sent to a specialist hospital in Lagos came back negative," Dorothee Akoko Kinde-Gazard told reporters. Tiny Benin shares a common border with Nigeria, where 10 people have contracted Ebola. One of the two patients in Benin who presented ...(8/11/2014 9:57:34 AM)
Police arraign houseboy for stealing boss’ $10,000
The police have arraigned one Isidor Ajao, before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing $10,000 (1.7m) from his boss’ brief case which was said to contain S35,000. It was learnt that Ajao, who hails from Cotonou in the Benin Republic, had been serving as a house help of one Savage, a resident...  [Read More...](9/1/2014 8:10:39 PM)
Police arrest Beninoise with human parts in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two nationals of Benin Republic, Gerard Djassau and Sassau Djimon, for allegedly being in possession of a human skull. PUNCH Metro learnt that the first suspect, Djassau, who claimed to be a herbalist in Benin Republic, was arrested on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway when the police on patrol caught...  [Read More...](8/25/2014 9:12:09 PM)
One suspected Ebola case reported in Benin
Porto-Novo (Benin), Aug 8 (IANS) A patient at a hospital in Benin's capital city of Porto-Novo has been diagnosed with symptoms of Ebola virus disease. According to health officials, the person was admitted after he reached the capital from Nigeria, Xinhua reported. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa as an international health ...(8/8/2014 5:54:08 AM)
Local Mercy Ships members: 'Decision to delay trip is unprecedented'
An East Texas based international medical organization has decided to delay its most recent trip to the African country of Benin as the Ebola virus spreads.(8/18/2014 6:30:33 PM)
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