NCDC confirms nine new cases of Lassa fever, two deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed nine new cases of Lassa fever epidemic with two deaths, in one week, including the first confirmed case in Enugu State since beginning of outbreak.
NCDC confirms Lassa fever incident in Enugu
Lassa Fever incident has been reported in Enugu State, as Edo, Ondo record five new cases. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu confirmed this yesterday to The Guardian. He said the latest outbreak, which started late last year has continued, bringing the number of states so…
NCDC confirms six new Lassa fever cases, three deaths in Edo, Ondo
Despite efforts by the Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and its international partners, among whom is the World Health Organisation (WHO), Lassa fever outbreak has persisted in the country with six cases and three deaths reported last week in Edo and Ondo states.
How we have been curtailing Lassa fever, by research chief
The Director, Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialists Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Irrua Edo State, Dr. Ephraim Ogbaini, has said the hospital in collaboration...
Lassa fever kills two in Plateau, Edo as experts canvass multiple approach
The Lassa fever outbreak in the country has killed two persons in Plateau and Edo with six new confirmed cases from Edo (four), Ondo (one) and Plateau (one).
Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained - WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa fever outbreak is under control. According to a statement issued by WHO’s Communication Officer, Ms Charity Warigon in Abuja on Friday, continued vigilance is, however, needed as…
Lassa fever: NCDC advises Plateau government to establish emergency center
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised the Plateau Government to create an emergency operation centre for the detection and treatment of the disease to reduce its fatality rate.
WHO confirms drop in Lassa fever cases, deaths in Nigeria
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed steady decline in Lassa fever cases and deaths from 70 by February 18, 2018 to five by April 15, 2018.The WHO, yesterday, said: “… From the beginning of the outbreak in January 1, 2018 to the week ending February 18, 2018...
One dead, 81 quarantined in Adamawa’s Lassa Fever outbreak
Adamawa Ministry of Health, on Monday, said one person has died from the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.
Fear grips FMC Yola officials, as Lassa fever hits Adamawa
Fear has gripped medical officials at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, as there was Lassa fever breakout in the state, killing one security officer in the hospital on Friday.
101 persons die of Lassa fever
A humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Saturday called for proactive vigilance in Nigeria against Lassa fever, as 101 persons have died in the recent outbreak of the disease . MSF also called Doctors without Borders disclosed that 101 persons were confirmed dead of the disease of the 146 total deaths recorded since…