Lassa fever outbreak kills seven, infects 25 in seven states, FCT
Ahead of the first International Lassa fever conference scheduled for January 16 and 17, 2019 in Abuja, the virus has killed seven in 25 confirmed cases from seven...
‘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.
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.
Concerns over rise in rat-borne infections, deaths
It is no longer news that rats sparked the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak that has affected over 23 states in Nigeria. Latest reports from the Nigeria Centre Disease Control...
Nigeria prepares against future epidemic threats
As part of efforts to bolster Nigeria’s health security capacities and ensure that the country is better prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies, 19 federal agencies have come together to develop and launch the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) in Abuja. The plan, which was inaugurated yesterday, in Abuja,…
Lassa fever kills two in Kaduna, Ondo
Depite efforts of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to stop the dreaded Lassa fever outbreak, the disease has killed two persons in Kaduna and Ondo states.
60 garlands for the champion of anti-HIV/AIDS campaign
Folasade Tolulope Ogunsola, professor of Medical Microbiology, with specialisation in Disease Control, particularly HIV/AIDS, an academic of global standing...
‘How Nigeria can make cocoa, cashew to replace dependece on oil revenue’
Nigeria’s current annual cocoa production is put at 367,000 tonnes annually. Comparatively, Cote d’Ivoire produces 1.48 million tonnes.
One dies as Lassa fever infects three in two states
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), yesterday, confirmed two new cases of Lassa fever in Ondo State and one in Edo. One has reportedly died in Ondo. This is despite efforts by the federal government through NCDC to rid the country of Lassa fever, monkey pox and yellow fever. According to the latest figures…
NCDC confirms yellow fever outbreak in Edo
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced the outbreak of yellow fever in Edo. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, in Abuja in a statement, said that following the report of an outbreak of fever of unknown origin in four Local Government Areas, public health team commenced investigation on Nov. 21…