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Lassa fever: Gombe government confirms death of four patients

The Gombe State Government has confirmed the death of four Lassa fever patients out of the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Cholera outbreak claims five in Gombe, 16 hospitalised

Gombe State government on Thursday said fresh outbreak of cholera had killed five people, while 16 others were hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of the state.

Epidemiologist: Hygiene prevents communicable diseases

Dr Charles Ohiri, an Epidemiologist based in Abuja, on Thursday advised Nigerians to maintain consistency in hygienic practice in order to avoid communicable diseases

Fresh cholera outbreak kills five in Gombe

Gombe State Government on Thursday said a fresh outbreak of cholera had killed five people, while 16 others were hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of the state.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO suspends work on Ebola in Congo amid militant attacks

The World Health Organisation is suspending parts of its effort to fight Ebola in Congo after a string of attacks by militants, the UN agency said on Tuesday.
SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Phones can transmit virus, germs – expert

A Public Health Physician, Dr Michael Oguntoye, has warned that mobile phones could transmit diseases and infections if it comes in contact with body fluids of an infected person.

Cholera kills one prison inmate in Gombe

An outbreak of cholera has claimed one inmate at the Gombe Central Prison with eight others hospitalised, an official has confirmed.

WHO trains health officers on e-surveillance

No fewer than 23 Disease Surveillance Notification Officers (DSNO) in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been trained by World Health Organisation (WHO) on Electronic Surveillance to enhance early reporting of diseases.

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.

43 suspected cases reported as monkey pox spreads to 8 states

No fewer than 43 suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been reported as the disease spreads to eight states of the federation.

Mysterious deaths not caused by Lassa fever – Kogi govt

The Kogi State government saturday revealed that those who died from a mysterious disease in the state were not victims of Lassa fever.

Lassa fever: Ondo govt trains surveillance officers, informants

The Ondo State Government on Thursday in Akure concluded the training of surveillance officers and informants to contain the spread of Lassa fever across the 18 local government areas of the state.

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