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…
Nigeria needs N4bn to tackle infectious diseases says, NCDC
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, says that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases.
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.
Cholera claims 186 lives in 6 months – NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Cholera has claimed 186 lives across the country in the last six months. The centre also disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja that 16,008 cases of cholera were reported from affected states since the beginning of the year. This is contained in an information sheet signed by the…
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).
NCDC confirms 116 deaths, 13,009 cases of cholera in 12 states
The ongoing cholera epidemic in the country has killed 116 persons with 13,009 suspected cases recorded in 12 states since the beginning of the year.
Threats of Ebola, polio, other emerging infectious diseases persist
*Speedy tests mean health workers can now diagnose EVD in hours, instead of days *Virologists use ‘genetic trees’ to evaluate intervention strategies, researchers find *Nigeria on alert as poliomyelitis re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…
Preventing epidemic diseases in Nigeria
A recent study has shown that infectious diseases account for approximately 22 per cent of deaths from all causes in the Nigeria.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), effective public health surveillance is critical for the early detection and prevention of epidemics, to know existing communicable diseases....
Nigeria does not have vaccines for Ebola, says Ihekweazu
Despite the continuous spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the possibility of the virus crossing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria does not have vaccines for the disease.