Measles Cases Increase In Europe
Cases of measles in Europe has highly increased according to the World Health Organisation. This year over 41000 people have been infected which has resulted in 37 deaths. In 2018 England has recorded 807 cases of measles infection. According to Public Health England, the outbreak is as a result of people who have been exposed…
WHO tackles cholera in Adamawa, measles in Borno
The World Health Organization (WHO) has yesterday deployed 39 health personnel to contain further spread of cholera in Adamawa state that claimed 13 lives in two council areas. The deployment was announced Tuesday; by WHO representative to Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu in a statement released in Maiduguri. He said the urgent deployment, was in preparation…
Measles outbreak in IDP camp kills seven children
The outbreak of measles at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena in Makurdi, Benue State has claimed the lives of not less than seven children.
Measles vaccination saves children from so many other diseases
Scientists have provided another reason to get vaccinated against measles. Researchers have found the measles virus makes kids’ immune systems “forget” most of what they have learned, leaving children vulnerable to other diseases for as long as three years. The findings, published in the journal Science, help explain why deaths and illnesses from a range…
How prepared is Nigeria as measles returns with vengeance?
Nigeria has every reason to be concerned as measles return with vengeance in northern Nigeria and other parts of the world especially in Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO), penultimate week, reported cases of the highly contagious and potentially deadly virus almost quadrupled in Europe in 2017 (21,000 cases) compared to the year before (5,273…
Bauchi records 507 suspected cases of measles in 10 months, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said 507 suspected cases of measles were reported from the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State between January and October 2017.
Taraba, UNICEF task media on measles vaccination
Following the rumours that emanated from the MonkeyPox outbreak, several communities and schools in the state, were said to have deliberately denied their eligible children and wards From been vaccinations against polio.
Measles: Nigeria tops list of countries with 3.3m unimmunised children
Nigeria tops the list of countries with far too many children – 20.8 million – still missing their first measles vaccine dose. According to a new report published yesterday by leading health organisations, more than half of 20.8 million unvaccinated children......
'Tragic' measles vaccine blunders kill 15 children in South Sudan
Fifteen children died in South Sudan after receiving contaminated measles vaccines that had not been properly refrigerated, and were mixed using the same syringe for four days.
Kebbi records 83 whooping cough, 35 measles cases
Kebbi State has recorded 83 whooping cough and 35 measles cases in Yauri Local Government area of the state.