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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.
NCDC confirms four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State.Consequently, it has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response to the outbreak.
Yellow Fever: Immunisation, clean environment, the antidote
Recently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) informed that 20 persons died of yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi State.
Celebrating ‘Heroine’ of Ebola containment in Nigeria
Five years on, Nigeria and indeed rest of the world are still celebrating the heroine of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) containment in Nigeria, Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh.
Expert says Nigeria capable of handling Ebola case
A medical expert, Dr Ademola Lawal, has said that Nigeria has the capacity to handle any case of Ebola in the country with its experience on the Lassa fever challenge.
Buhari promises to boost healthcare, commissions NAF reference hospital in Daura
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Daura, Katsina State restated his administration’s commitment to improve health facilities, equipment and services...
Experts blame unabated infectious disease on disruption of ecosystem
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
Yellow Fever: NCDC confirms 20 dead in Ebonyi
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said investigation into the yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi State revealed about 20 deaths, with 78 cases confirmed in Nigeria in its laboratory test.
Improving preparedness for Ebola, epidemic-prone diseases
The arrival of Ebola in Lagos on July 20, 2014 created serious concerns to the global health community.
WHO commends Nigeria's preparedness against ebola, others
The World Health Oganisation (WHO) has commended the efforts made by the Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) to prepare the country for possible Ebola outbreak and other disease epidemics.
Experts alert to rising cholera, Lassa fever cases, others
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its national monthly update for cholera released yesterday said: “This is the period of the year with increased risk of cholera across the country.”