Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF), yesterday, called on the international community and Nigerian authorities to scale up support to improve treatment, preventive measures and contact-tracing to control diphtheria spread in Africa.
Concerned about the spread of new COVID-19 variants worldwide, medical experts, including the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have made recommendations on how to contain the ‘pandemic’.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said that it is monitoring the new subvariants (descendants) of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, named EG.5 and BA.2.86.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has strongly advised individuals at a higher risk of contacting diphtheria to get vaccinated immediately.
High rate of death coming from cases of diphtheria should be worrisome enough to warrant top-notch focus on it by all levels of government in the country.
We have achieved great progress, which has set us ahead of our pre-pandemic reality. We have achieved gains in a lot of areas. Before the pandemic, we only had three laboratories with diagnostic capacity for COVID-19 in the country, but now, we have about 200 laboratories ...
About 2,455 suspected cases of diphtheria and 83 deaths have been reported in 26 states from May 2022 to July 2023. To curb the disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded plans to deliver 1,800 vials of Diphtheria Antitoxin (DAT) to the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), recently recorded cases of diphtheria outbreak in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and other parts of the country.
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has ordered immediate reactivation of the state’s emergency response centre, following outbreak of diphtheria in some parts of the state and death of a six-year-old child.
The Federal Government has warned Nigerians not to slaughter sick animals for Eid al-Adha to avoid contracting anthrax disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) issued the advisory statement on Tuesday. Anthrax is a severe disease caused by the bacteria - Bacillus anthracis. It can affect both humans and animals, including wild animals and…
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), says it has taken measures to strengthen the country’s prevention, control and management of cholera outbreaks.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), has said that the country needs a peacetime health system to be better prepared for the next pandemic.