Measles infects 4,693, kills 13 in Borno
Borno State Primary Health Care Agency (BSPHCA) has confirmed infection of 4,693 and death of 13 children by measles.
Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000
Eleven people have died and more than 30,000 have been infected this year in a major measles outbreak in Ukraine, the European country worst hit by the disease, Kiev said Monday.
‘Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine does not cause autism’
A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism,....
Kiev reports first measles death as cases soar
Ukraine's capital has seen its first death from measles in a major outbreak, the health ministry said Monday. A 57-year-old woman died in hospital of complications from the highly infectious illness, health ministry spokeswoman Maryna Dadinova told AFP. Eight people, including two children, have died of measles in Ukraine this year. There were 16 deaths…
Taking care of skin rashes in children
Babies’ skins are delicate and prone to infections. One of the commonest problems that parents have to deal with, are skin rashes. Rashes make babies irritated and restless. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, Consultant Physician, Dermatologist and Genitourinary Specialist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Otrofanowei Erere shed more light on skin rashes and related…
WHO explains global rise in measles cases
Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report published today by leading health organizations.
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…
WHO begins measles transmission scheme for 200,000 children in Borno State
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday commenced “measles interruption transmission” for 200, 000 children in Borno State.
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…