FCT residents attribute success of yellow fever vaccination to sensitisation
Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the…
Dealing with another outbreak of yellow fever
With news of yellow fever outbreak in different parts of the country, Dr. Olayide A. Jinadu, Medical Director at Charis-Med Hospital, Lagos, sheds light on what the illness is about, what causes it and how to curtail it. GERALDINE AKUTU reports. What is yellow fever? Yellow fever is one of the acute viral haemorrhagic diseases…
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…
Kogi will be free of yellow fever in next four decades, says KSPHCDA
Executive Director of Kogi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSPHCDA), Dr. Abubakar Yakubu, has assured that the state will be free of yellow fever disease for the next 40 years.
Red alert to potential yellow fever epidemic
The deadly yellow fever virus has the potential to spread into cities around the world where it previously has not been seen, according to a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital. Researchers led by Dr. Kamran Khan of St. Michael’s have mapped the worldwide pathways through which yellow fever virus could spread by analyzing…
Polio, Lassa and Yellow fever: Where is the political will?
Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever.
Borno partners WHO, UNICEF, to vaccinate 1.2m IDPs against Yellow Fever
The Borno State Government is to partner the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in the vaccination of 1.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) against yellow fever that has claimed 45 lives presently. The UNICEF Country Representative, Mohammed Fall disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri. The targeted people to be vaccinated during the phase II exercise…
Nigeria set to vaccinate 25m people against Yellow Fever, says WHO
The Nigerian government with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners will today launch a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country.
Routine immunisation and awareness would reduce yellow fever outbreak
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), recently confirmed that nine persons died of yellow fever outbreak in Kwara, Nasarawa, Kano, Niger, Kebbi, Kogi and Zamfara States.
WHO alerts to ‘imminent’ yellow fever epidemic in Nigeria
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over imminent ‘deadly’ epidemic of Yellow fever in Nigeria. The WHO, last month, warned that yellow fever cases throughout Nigeria are escalating concerns about the risk of large, costly, and difficult-to-control outbreaks.....