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24 Sep
Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” owing to its large population and economy. There are more than 250 ethnic groups speaking about 380 languages ...
18 Sep
Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, has commended the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) for unveiling Lassa and yellow fever diagnostic kits...
17 Sep
Dr Jibrin Yusuf, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH), Bauchi, says it has begun diagnostic test for Lassa fever in the North-East region.
20 May
The Ondo Government says it has intensified measures to rid the state of rats in order to combat Lassa fever and premature deaths associated with the scourge
9 Mar
Two hundred and forty-four (244) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever in 2020, according to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). But while the number is about five times lower than the 1,254 people killed due to coronavirus complications in the same year, the Lassa fever…
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21 Feb
The Federal Government has put machineries in motion to control the spread of Lassa fever, currently ravaging Taraba State, which has claimed several lives, including health workers in the state.
13 Nov 2020
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, expressed the concern in Abuja at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
1 Aug 2020
The Bauchi State Task Force  on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever,  says it has recorded 19 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
17 May 2020
...toll rises to 41 in four months Between January and mid May, Lassa fever has killed 41 in Bauchi State, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, has said. Rilwanu disclosed this in while briefing section of journalists in Bauchi over the weekend. He noted that lassa fever is more deadly…
29 Apr 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared an end to the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak noting that the development represents a successive decline in cases below the emergency threshold.
17 Apr 2020
Bauchi State Government has announced that 19 people have lost their lives to Lassa fever in the state.

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