Almost three years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the global health body on Friday announced an end to COVID-19 as a public health emergency,
Despite, the efforts by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), and other relevant stakeholders in the health sector to prevent and eradicate Lassa fever cases in Nigeria, the virus is still so much around with us.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) are working together to address brain drain phenomenon and forestall outbreak of Lassa fever.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control and Prevention (NCDC) says in less than three months, the country has registered 784 confirmed cases of Lassa fever with 142 deaths across 23 states.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) said 22 states of the federation recorded 109 deaths from Lassa Fever in January 2023.
Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, has said about 13 children and seven adults, confirmed with Lassa fever in the state, are on admission at the Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH).
Edo State has recorded four new deaths from Lassa fever, raising the total number of fatalities from the disease in the state to 20.
Edo State has recorded seven more confirmed cases of Lassa fever, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 132.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) registered 244 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in 16 states and the FCT as at Jan. 22.
Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, has said 40 persons, comprising 26 adults and 14 children, with Lassa fever disease, are still on admission at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH).
Ondo State government has said 106 cases of Lassa Fever and eight deaths have been recorded in the state this year.
Confirms one new death, fatality rises to 10EDO State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, yesterday, said Etsako West, Esan West and Esan North East were the most affected councils by Lassa fever in the state, urging for the collaboration of residents to contain the pandemic across all communities in the state.