Reports raise fear of imminent epidemic outbreaks in Nigeria, others
Reasons have come to the fore why the next outbreak of epidemic in Nigeria and some other African and Asian nations might not be far off.
FG to introduce healthcare fund for Lassa fever patients
The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to carter for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. Ihekweazu made the disclosure on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He explained…
NCDC confirms 16 new cases of Lassa Fever in five states
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has confirmed 16 new cases of Lassa fever from five states in Nigeria. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday ,while given an update about the disease and effort by the centre. He said that the 16…
NCDC confirms 15 new cases of Lassa Fever in six states
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made this known on Saturday in Abuja said that the 15 new cases brought the number of confirmed cases to 510 out of the 1,924 suspected cases since Jan. 1 in 21 states.
FG announces decline in Lassa fever cases
The Federal Government has announced a decline in number of new cases of Lassa fever in the country. Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, said ....
Centre confirms 23 new cases of Lassa fever in Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 23 new cases of Lassa fever that were recorded between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24. NCDC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ihekweazu said that 1,279 suspected cases had been reported from 32 states and…
Lassa fever kills 14, infects 68 in 13 states
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed 68 new Lassa fever cases, 14 deaths in 13 states and 77 suspected cases of yellow fever this year.
Lassa fever kills eight more persons, infects 35 in Abuja, six states
The ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in some parts of the country has killed eight additional persons and infected 35 others in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja and six other states. Latest update on Lassa fever released yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Abuja, capturing Week 2 (January 7 to January 13,…
‘Nigeria’s level of preparedness, detection, response to epidemics is improving’
The fear that a new disease will emerge or existing ones will mutate into deadlier and untreatable versions has become even more palpable.
Hope rises as scientists use portable device to identify virus strains in Lassa Fever
Following a breakthrough made by a team of scientists with a rapid portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses without prior knowledge of the cause of a disease...
Lassa fever kills seven more, infects 14 in Abuja, five states
Lassa fever has killed seven more people and infected 14 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and five states. This is according to latest figures on Lassa fever from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published yesterday.NCDC named Ondo, Edo, Delta, Plateau and Bauchi as the affected states alongside FCT.