Ministries unveil project to tackle Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever
As part of efforts to contain Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever and others, the Federal Government has inaugurated a national One Health Strategic Plan.
Again, monkeypox case in England traced to Nigeria
For the second time in fifteen months, a monkeypox case in the United Kingdom (U.K.) has been traced to Nigeria.According to a report published yesterday by Daily Mail UK, government officials have revealed a person in South West England...
Expert blames diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS on poor nutrition, others
Executive Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BOPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has attributed diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to poor nutrition, which lacks capacity to boost immune system.
Monkeypox hits Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed five news cases of Monkeypox in Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. The resurgence comes two years after the index case was reported in the country.
American expert tasks Nigeria on better health sector to contain epidemics
A former Director of the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, New York, Dr. Tom Frieden, has called for proper funding of the health sector at the three tiers of government to boost preparedness and response to epidemics in Nigeria.
Singapore reports first case of rare monkeypox virus
Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, brought in by a Nigerian man thought to have contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding.
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…
The Monkey Pox scare
What started as a lone case of suspected Monkeypox disease in Bayelsa State has, within a few weeks, spread to eleven more states with no less than 74 infections, according to the latest reports.