Global measles cases triple year-on-year: WHO
Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, amid growing concern over public resistance to the vaccine.
WHO alerts to measles outbreak in Nigeria, others
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to major and ongoing outbreak of measles in Angola, Cameroun, Chad, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan and Thailand.
Menacing air pollution in Port Harcourt
Arriving in Nigeria a few years after a foreign sojourn to be confronted by black dust and a distasteful odour in Port Harcourt was a rude awakening. I initially ascribed my perennially blackened soles to residue in flooring, although an improbable explanation.
Measles: No outbreak in Niger, Plateau, Lagos
Following the reported outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, Niger, Lagos, and Plateau states, however, said no case was recorded in the states. Suspected cases of the disease were recorded at Wusar Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where some children died.
How measles erases immune system’s memory, by researchers
The most iconic thing about measles is the rash — red, livid splotches that make infection painfully visible.But that rash, and even the fever, coughing and watery.....
Measles, meningitis, Lassa fever kill 156, infect 29,697
Measles has killed 89 persons and infected 28,796 others nationwide since the beginning of this year.
Advancing health security in Nigeria
One of the biggest priorities of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government in its first tenure was to strengthen and revitalise Nigeria’s health sector. This was evident in several ways. Perhaps one of the most valuable long-term investments of this administration is the passage of the Act establishing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).…
Measles: Nearly wiped-out, on the rise again
After a New York county declared a state of emergency to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak, why is the once-eliminated disease on the rise again?
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.