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.
Meningitis kills 58 persons, infects 760 others in 15 states
As the World Meningitis Day (WMD) held yesterday with the theme, Life After Meningitis”, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released fresh frightening statistics about the contagious disease wherein 58 persons were killed and 760 others....
Lassa fever, meningitis death toll rises
More Nigerians have succumbed to the ongoing Lassa fever (LF) and Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreaks in over 27 states of the country.
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…
Lassa fever, meningitis kill 26, infect 88
Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its report yesterday captioned Week 04 (January 21 - 27, 2019), 77 new cases of the fever were recorded in 13…
Nigeria, India, others account for half of child deaths from pneumonia, meningitis
New estimates have shown that two leading bacterial causes of pneumonia and meningitis, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and pneumococcal diseases, together still kill approximately 900 children per day around the world.
NEMA alerts on Meningitis outbreak in FCT, others
Following the heat waves currently experienced in parts of the country, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abuja Operations, has warned residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to take measures to avert outbreak of meningitis.
Niger State records 31 cases of meningitis, four deaths
The Niger State government has confirmed 31 cases and four deaths to Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state. Laboratory tests conducted around the state showed the outbreak of the disease in a number of local councils.
A fact sheet on Lassa fever
Sir: Since Lassa fever was first reported in Nigeria in Lassa town in Borno State in 1969, several thousands of Nigerians especially medical and health workers...
Cerebrospinal meningitits: What to Know
Cerebro Spinal Meningitis known as CSM is caused majorly by the bacteria Neisseria Meningitides. The Meningitis epidemic rocked the nation and led to about 1500 deaths from a suspected 14,518 cases from 25 states in the country. The Neisseria Meningitides serogroup C was the major cause of the epidemic between December 2016 and June 2017…