Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC
In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.
Resurgence of Lassa fever in Nigeria
The current upsurge in the cases of lassa fever demands urgent attention of governments at all levels. Lassa fever is an acute febrile illness, with bleeding and death in severe cases.
Failure to diagnose monkey pox exposes Nigeria’s poor lab capacity
The recent monkeypox outbreak again exposed the country’s inability to promptly identify emerging infectious diseases outbreak through specialised laboratory tests, and respond swiftly to the threat, without external help.
Rolling out national plan for disease control
As part of efforts to ensure a healthier and safer Nigeria through the prevention and control of diseases of public health importance, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, launched a five-year strategy and implementation plan.
No vaccine yet for monkey pox, says disease centre
The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja...
Monkeypox spreads in Lagos, six other states, cases rise to 31
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday announced that fresh cases of Monkeypox disease had been recorded in the country. A statement by the NCDC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this.
Centre confirms 12 cases of Monkeypox, no death in Bayelsa
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 12 of cases Monkeypox in Bayelsa State, saying no single death from the scourge contrary to widespread speculation.Consequently, it had deployed a rapid response team to support local authorities to tackle the outbreak.
Monkey Pox: Doctor, 10 others infected in Bayelsa
A new airborne Ebola-like viral disease, referred to as ‘Monkey Pox” has hit the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri in Yenagoa local council of Bayelsa State.