Ebola Virus Disease
Preventing new Ebola outbreak
The response of Nigerian health authorities in strengthening surveillance at the nation’s points of entry to prevent the entry of Ebola disease from two African countries is appropriate.
Buhari applauds Dangote Foundation’s N200m donation
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commended Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) for donating N200 million to assist in combating the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
Private sector and public health collaboration for emergency preparedness in Nigeria
In 2014, Nigeria experienced an outbreak of Ebola virus disease. In our country where warm greetings are the norm, Ebola changed our reality as people no longer shook hands or hugged. Several businesses and schools closed down
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Sensitive surveillance system required to prevent large outbreaks
These are disease conditions caused by many unique families of viruses namely: Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae and Flaviviridae.
Where will world’s next killer diseases come from?
The countries most likely to be responsible an outbreak of a contagious killer virus such as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Zika or dengue have been revealed by scientists. Researchers have created heat maps to show viral hot-spots....
Lagos prepares for impending Ebola virus outbreak
Recent reports on the resurge of Ebola Virus Disease making rounds in the news raised fear among countries, as they move to strengthen their readiness and emergency response for possible outbreak.Barely a week after the Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga....
Another Ebola epidemic fears persist
Fears of another Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic have been raised after a new strain of the killer virus has been discovered.According to a report by DailyMailUK Online, officials warn the Bombali strain of the virus, found in bats in Sierra Leone, has the 'potential' to strike humans.
Herbal cures for emerging viral infections
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is ‘here’ again! There is also an imminent threat of another deadly virus tagged Disease X by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Indeed, several coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome [MERS]), flavivirus (yellow fever, West Nile, dengue, Zika), and alphavirus ...
Preparing for the next epidemic
The human race is under threat from possible disease epidemic deadlier than the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time while a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease.