Nigeria prepares for Ebola outbreak as NCDC, FAAN strategise
The Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday said the country is prepared for another Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.
Lassa fever: NCDC advises Plateau government to establish emergency center
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised the Plateau Government to create an emergency operation centre for the detection and treatment of the disease to reduce its fatality rate.
Lassa fever kills three, affects eight new persons in six states
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed eight new cases of Lassa fever and three deaths in six states, within one week. According to the latest update by the NCDC, for Week 14 (April 02-08, 2018), “eight new confirmed cases were recorded from five States - Edo (three), Ondo (two), Ebonyi (one), Plateau…
Lassa fever spreads to 20 states, kills 142 with 400 confirmed cases
The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has spread to 20 states leaving 142 dead and 400 confirmed cases.This is compared to the figures released on March 25, 2018, which showed 134 deaths and 394 confirmed cases in 19 states meaning there are eight more deaths....
Health workers to shut down hospitals April 18 over alleged breach of agreement
Health workers, under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), have issued a 30-working day ultimatum for the Federal Government to implement their demands, beginning from March 15, 2018.
FG takes measles vaccination to prison facilities
The Federal Government has said it would extend the 2017/2018 Measles Vaccination Campaign to prisons in order to vaccinate the children of the female inmates.
FG is providing free treatment for Lassa fever patients, says NCDC
Contrary to reports that the prohibitive cost of treating Lassa fever is engendering the spread and fatality of the disease in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said the federal and state governments had been providing free diagnosis, treatment and care for all the patients. The Guardian investigation revealed that it…
‘Osun has kept Lassa fever at bay through massive surveillance’
The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, has explained how the state has protected its people from the scourge of the rampaging Lassa Fever Disease, attributing it to massive surveillance, intensive enlightenment campaign and rapid response initiatives, among others.