Coping with hot weather-related diseases
The dry season is here again. It comes high temperatures and low humidity, which increases the likelihood of transmission of organisms causing diseases such as Cerebrospinal Meningitis....
Cholera outbreak kills four more persons in Rivers State
An outbreak of cholera has claimed four lives and is causing a major health crisis in Unyeada Community, Andoni Council Area of Rivers State.
Cholera outbreak: Ogun confirms five deaths, begins extensive fumigation
The Ogun State Governor yesterday confirmed the out-break of cholera which it said had claimed five lives out of the 12 cases reported.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Adesanya Ayinde, who spoke to journalists in Abeokuta...
Cholera, Lassa fever persist in nine states
Latest figures published yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that Lassa fever and cholera persist in some states of the country. The Situation Report confirmed 15 cases of Lassa fever in Ondo and Edo states, with two deaths in Edo within the last two weeks.
Cholera: NCDC records 83 suspected cases in 3 Adamawa
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 83 suspected cases of cholera in three local government areas in Adamawa.
Experts blame unabated infectious disease on disruption of ecosystem
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
Furore over achieving open defecation free environment in Nigeria by 2025
“Pay for shit? I cannot try that.” These are the exact words of Abdul when he was queried by The Guardian newspaper for practicing open defecation. Abdul is a motor boy that fled his home when herdsmen attacked his village. He found succour on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, now turned trailer park.
Experts alert to rising cholera, Lassa fever cases, others
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its national monthly update for cholera released yesterday said: “This is the period of the year with increased risk of cholera across the country.”
Cholera: NCDC records 64 suspected cases in Adamawa, Katisina states
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded 64 suspected cases of cholera reported from seven local government areas in two states of the country.