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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 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)
Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe
Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday. While it was not immediately clear if there was a connection between the two cases, the latest detentions point to the persistence of human trafficking across West Africa. "There have been around 10 people ...(7/23/2014 2:50:38 AM)
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)
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)
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)
Benin closes all traditional morgues citing Ebola threat
Porto-Novo, Aug 18 (IANS) The Beninese government has ordered the closure of all traditional morgues across the country to protect its population against the Ebola virus disease. The illegal structures that operate under poor hygienic conditions could result in a number of contagious diseases, Xinhua reported.(8/18/2014 6:12:18 AM)
When Oshiomhole meets with Igbinedion
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, I heard there was an unusual meeting in the Edo State Government House in Benin City. The unusual was the visit of the Benin High Chief and business mogul, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, to the Comrade Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. It was indeed an august visitor in August. Media reports said...  [Read More...](8/16/2014 9:31:01 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 5:58:08 AM)
Celebration: National Day of Benin
Today is the National Day of Benin. Situated in Western Africa, Benin borders Burkina Faso and Niger to the North, Togo to the west, and Nigeria to the east. Benin was known as Dahomey until 1975. The Kingdom of Dahomey ruled Benin from the 17th to 19th century.(7/31/2014 8:00:00 PM)
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