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Lassa fever kills two pregnant women in Benue

The Benue State Government, Thursday, confirmed that two pregnant women and one other person have died in Makurdi as a result of outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Lassa fever: Lagos advocates personal, environmental hygiene as control measures

The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of prevention and control measures against the spread of the Lassa fever disease in the state.

Lassa fever: Lagos advocates personal, environmental hygiene

The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of prevention and control measures against the spread of the Lassa fever disease in the State.

Nigeria records 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever, 37 dead – WHO

The World Health Organisation says as many as 450 people may have been infected with Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than five weeks.

Lassa Fever: 40 people quarantined in Osun

No fewer than 40 people who came in contact with a young man who reportedly died of Lassa Fever have been placed under intensive medical examinations.

Doctors take Lassa fever sensitisation to markets in Osun

As the Lassa fever scourge ravages some parts of South-west states, members of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Osun State chapter, on Monday took campaigns to markets in Osogbo, the state capital, to enlighten women on its symptoms and how to track the disease.

Lassa fever: Taraba confirms one death

Taraba State Epidemiologist, Dr. Aketemo Udi, on Saturday confirmed that one person has so far died of Lassa fever in the state, contrary to some reports that three persons died of the epidemic in the state.

Lassa Fever: Residents warned against bush burning

Mr Abdulsalam Braimah, the Head, Environment Department, Etsako West Local Government Area, on Friday advised residents of the area against bush burning, to checkmate the spread of Lassa Fever.

Edo govt solicits federal govt assistance to tackle Lassa fever

The Edo State Government has solicited for assistance from the Federal Government to tackle the increasing number of Lassa fever patients being admitted at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in the state.

Guinea reports Lassa fever death

Authorities in Guinea announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades on Thursday, heightening anxiety about another hemorrhagic fever in the West African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged.

Alleged Lassa fever in Calabar untrue – UCTH chief

Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Thomas Agan, on Thursday said the laboratory result of the reported case of a pregnant woman suspected to have died of Lassa Fever, proved negative.

Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC

In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.

Woman dies of Lassa fever in Gombe

Officials at the Gombe State Ministry of Health said an 18-year-old woman has been confirmed dead after her body was diagnosed with Lassa fever.

Council approves recommendations to tackle disease outbreaks

To achieve early disease detection and control, state governments have been advised to establish functional infection prevention committees, emergency operational centres and isolation units.

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