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...
What happened to disease control?
It is appalling that Nigeria frequently reports outbreaks, mortality and morbidity from diseases instead of sustainably promoting and implementing preventive measures.
Preparing private sector for next pandemic
Late in the summer of 2019, a virus makes the leap from pigs in South America to the farmers who come into close and regular contact with them. It begins as a slow burn in Brazil; by October, it is gaining momentum and becomes known to the world.
Cholera, Lassa fever persist in nine states
Latest figures published yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that Lassa fever and cholera persist in some states of the country. The Situation Report confirmed 15 cases of Lassa fever in Ondo and Edo states, with two deaths in Edo within the last two weeks.
Why Ebola threat persists in Nigeria, others
Nigeria on Sunday, October 20, 2019, marked five years since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the country Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) -free. The WHO, on October 20, 2014 officially declared Nigeria Ebola-free, having passed the mandatory period with no new cases
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.
Arresting recurrent yellow fever outbreaks
It is time for the health authorities to get cracking on strategies to arrest the scourge and shame of yellow fever outbreak in the country. It has become a reproach to Africa’s most populous nation.
NCDC confirms four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State.Consequently, it has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response to the outbreak.