Plateau confirms 25 cases of yellow fever
Of the 141 suspected yellow fever cases in Jos North, Wase, Bassa, Kanam and Riyom Local Governments of Plateau State, 25 cases have been confirmed.
FG adds new laboratories for yellow fever, measles, rubella response
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network.
Ministries unveil project to tackle Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever
As part of efforts to contain Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever and others, the Federal Government has inaugurated a national One Health Strategic Plan.
How yellow fever killed over 100 in Katsina
Over 100 people, including women and children, were said to have lost their lives in Matazu, Danmusa and Kankara Councils of Katsina State, following outbreak of a strange disease, later diagnosed to be yellow fever.
Hope for first ever Lassa fever vaccine as candidate enters Phase 1 clinical trial
There is hope for the first ever Lassa fever vaccine as Themis Bioscience and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) on Tuesday announced the first administration to healthy volunteers in a Phase 1...
‘16 vaccination skeptics die from yellow fever in Bauchi’
Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed has said the death toll from Yellow fever has hit 16, saying some residents...
WHO warns outbreak of flu-like illness could circulate in 36 hours, kill 80m people
A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people.
Yellow fever kills 23, infects 169 in Bauchi, spreads to Kano, others
The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi State has killed no fewer than 23 persons, infected 169 others and spread to Borno, Kano, Gombe and Katsina.
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.