Delta quarantines 24 persons for Lassa fever, case search ongoing
Twenty-four persons have been placed under surveillance while active case search and contact tracing is ongoing to curtail the spread of Lassa fever in Delta State. The new Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, who disclosed this at the weekend in Asaba, said that since the re-emergence of the disease in the state on January 26…
Containing current Lassa fever outbreaks in Nigeria
As part of efforts to contain an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria that has infected up to 450 people in 17 states within five weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, announced it is scaling up its response to the outbreak.
Eight diseases that could wipe out human race
The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, released its 2018 list of priority pathogens that have the potential to cause a public health emergency and which have no, or insufficient, countermeasures.
Environmental, personal hygiene key to prevention of Lassa Fever
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, recently announced that 15 states have been hit by an outbreak of Lassa fever, with 105 laboratory-confirmed cases, three probable cases and 31 deaths.
Lassa Fever: Delayed test results affecting action in Ondo, Delta
Testing and confirmation of Lassa fever cases in Ondo and Delta States are proving difficult due to the over-stretched capacity of Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo, the only place with the capacity to carry out tests in the entire southern part of Nigeria. Apart from Edo, Ondo and Delta are the two other southern states currently battling the virus.
One dies as suspected Lassa Fever breaks out in Abia
Seven suspected victims of the dreaded Lassa fever have been identified in Abia state while two illegal routine immunization persons have been arrested and are undergoing police investigation. State Health Commissioner, John Ahukannah said of the seven suspects, one has died, four tested negative while the other two responded to treatment and have been discharged.…
A fact sheet on Lassa fever
Sir: Since Lassa fever was first reported in Nigeria in Lassa town in Borno State in 1969, several thousands of Nigerians especially medical and health workers...
NMA decries death of members to Lassa fever
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has lamented the death of no fewer than 10 of its members within one month of Lassa fever outbreak in some states of the country. Chairman of its North Central, Dr. Kunle Olawepo.....
Patient who died of Lassa fever not from Osun
Mr Sola Fasure, media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, said in a statement issued in Osogbo that a patient who died at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife,as a result of the fever, was not from the state.