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Anambra Confirms Suspected Cases of Lassa Fever

Anambra state has confirmed 15 suspected cases of Lassa fever and one death in Awka, the state capital. The State Commissioner for Health, Afam Obidike, disclosed that the state’s emergency team was already responding to the suspected cases and had put in place relevant surveillance measures to curtail further spread. Obidike noted that the government had constituted contact-tracing teams to follow up on identified cases. The commissioner urged residents to reduce the […]

today01/26/2023 3

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WHO Warn Countries Against Substandard Medical Products

The World Health Organization, WHO, has called on countries to prevent, and respond to incidents of substandard and falsified medical products. WHO revealed that over the past four months, countries have reported several incidents of over-the-counter cough syrups for children with confirmed or suspected contamination with high levels of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol. The contaminants are toxic chemicals used as industrial solvents and antifreeze agents that can be fatal […]

today01/25/2023 3

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Edo Intensifies Campaign on Lassa Fever

Edo State Government has announced plans to intensify campaign to curb the spread of Lassa fever and protect citizens across all communities. The State Commissioner for Health, Obehi Akoria, revealed that the state has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of cases and deaths from the disease. She noted that the state has now recorded 97 confirmed cases and nine deaths from 11 local government councils across […]

today01/25/2023 4

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NCDC Reveals Cause for the Outbreak of Diphtheria

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has revealed that lack of childhood immunization has resulted in the outbreak of diphtheria, in some parts of the country. NCDC Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa, stated that the resurgence of the disease in some states in Nigeria was proof that there had been significant reduction in childhood immunization. Adetifa noted that though the ailment is a vaccine preventable and treatable, it is […]

today01/24/2023 3

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FG Denies Abandoning Edo Lassa Fever Outbreak

The Federal Government has denied abandoning the Edo State Government over the outbreak of Lassa fever. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this at the ministerial press briefing, said the Federal Government supports all the states battling disease outbreaks. Recall that the State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, decried the neglect by the Federal government on the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

today01/24/2023 2

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Cholera outbreak in Abia claim lives

Following the outbreak of cholera in Abia state, three people have been confirmed dead, while 16 are currently hospitalised in Amaogwugwu community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the report, President General of the community, Kelechi Uwaoma, reveals that two people died in their homes while one died in the community health centre. Uwaoma explained that the cholera outbreak was a result of suspected contamination of the Ikwu river which […]

today01/24/2023 5

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Kano Government Confirms Outbreak of Diphtheria disease

Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly Diphtheria disease which is reported to have killed at least 25 persons in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Aminu Tsanyawa, revealed that the state emergency preparedness committee is currently in a meeting with a view to evaluating the casualty figures, and measures to address the situation. The commissioner said the low routine immunization attributed to the spread of […]

today01/19/2023 4

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Edo Government Seeks International Aid Over Lassa Fever

Edo State Government has called on international organizations to come to their aid over the outbreak of Lassa Fever. The State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, accused the Federal Government of abandoning the state despite multiple pleas for help. Nehikhare decried the neglect by the Federal Government on the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever prevalent in about three local government areas. The Commissioner revealed that the state government has […]

today01/19/2023 4

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Edo Scales up Lassa Fever Sensitization

Edo State Government has stepped up campaign to curb the spread of Lassa fever in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Obehi Akoria, noted that the campaign was aimed at forestalling further spread of the virus to other parts of the state. Akoria stated that Edo North and Edo Central Senatorial Districts account for over 95 per cent of the 40 confirmed cases in the state. The commissioner called […]

today01/17/2023 2

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