8 Diseases You Can Get From Kissing
Like many other people in the world, do you love a passionate kiss? The type that leaves you breathless and craving for more? The kisses that the fairytales preach, yes those that sweep you off your feet and transport you to cloud nine. The world stops rotating during a good kiss and nothing else seems…
Extreme heat, humidity fuel rise in meningitis, cholera, typhoid fever, malaria
The weather is still hot and humid. People can hardly sleep at night without fan or air conditioner, for those that can afford either or both of them.
Plateau government launches 4-day immunisation against meningitis
Plateau Government on Friday launched immunisation of children against meningitis to checkmate any outbreaks of the disease in the state.
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....
Concerns as Lassa fever, meningitis, yellow fever epidemics persist
Unlike in the past when Lassa fever (LF) and Yellow fever (YF) epidemics used to be seasonal, the country has in the past one year continued to record new cases and deaths as well of those of cerebro spinal meningitis...
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.