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.
Seven die from meningitis outbreak in Katsina State
Seven people have been reported killed from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Katsina State.
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…
2017: A year like never before
In the year 2017, like never before, Nigeria was faced with several outbreaks - Cerebrospinal Meningitis, Lassa fever, Yellow fever, Cholera and most recently Monkeypox. There was definitely no quiet period for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - the national public health agency with the responsibility of preventing, detecting and responding to disease…
Antibiotics, meningitis, others lead to hearing loss, says audiologist
Hearing loss has been linked to several factors such as meningitis, measles, jaundice, antibiotics, insufficient oxygen and infection at birth among other factors.
Nigeria says meningitis outbreak over, after 1,166 deaths
Nigeria's health minister has declared that the outbreak of meningitis in the country is over, but only after it killed 1,166 people, most', of' them children.