NCDC confirms two new Lassa fever deaths, nine cases
Despite efforts by the Federal Government to stop the menace of Lassa fever in the country, the virus has within one week killed two new persons and infected another nine in Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi states.
Scientists near first ever Lassa fever vaccine discovery
Scientists have moved closer to the first ever Lassa fever vaccine as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed nine new cases of the virus and four deaths in Ebonyi, Edo and Ondo states.
Waterborne diseases: Personal and environmental hygiene key to prevention
Recently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed casualties in many states across the country due to cases of gastroenteritis’ cholera outbreak.
Yobe confirms 906 cases, 61 deaths from cholera
The Yobe State Government, yesterday, confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera, with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state.
Cholera outbreak persists in Zamfara, Borno, others
Despite efforts by the Federal Government to contain the ongoing cholera outbreak, the water and food-borne disease has continued to spread in northern states.Latest figures from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...
NCDC, NFELTP scientific conference to address public health issues, boost research works
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is set to hold its third yearly scientific conference.Themed: “Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology”, the conference, which is billed to hold from September 4 to 6, 2018 at the Transcorp Hilton Conference ...
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…
Nigeria launches Epidemic Response Scheme to combat infectious diseases
The Minister of Health, Prof. Israel Adewole, on Monday launched a scheme, Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR) aimed at getting the major stakeholders in health sector to combat infectious diseases.