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Two health workers at the General Hospital, Umuolo in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State have been placed under surveillance by officials of the Ministry of Health, for suspected case of Lassa fever.
Lassa fever has continued to spread in Nigeria with 913 suspected cases and 73 deaths in 17 states this year with Edo and Ondo bearing 75 per cent of the burden. The acute viral haemorrhagic illness of two-21 days duration is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation in Edo State drafted to support the state’s team handling the outbreak of Lassa Fever, has commended the Edo State Government for its swift response to the public health emergency, especially with the setting up of the Emergency Operation Centre at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, in the state.
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Monday blamed poor preparation and tardiness by state governments for the current spread of Lassa Fever and other public health challenges in Nigeria.
The Senate has begun moves to probe the spread of Lassa fever in 14 states in the country.
The Delta State Government has donated personal protective medical equipment to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, as part of efforts to curtail the scourge of Lassa fever in the state.
The National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, says 21 deaths have been recorded from the 77 confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Saturday attributed the increasing number of Health worker getting infected with Lassa Fever to their refusal to take necessary precaution while treating patients in hospitals.
Researchers have underscored the need of diagnostic testing for Lassa Virus Disease (LVD) in children with fever in endemic areas in Nigeria to facilitate its control, especially in hospitals.
A female aspirant in Bauchi State, Mrs Maryam Alexander, has called on stakeholders in the 2019 elections to ensure a credible and fair process.
Tokyo shares ended lower Wednesday following a sharp fall in US stocks as fears over weakness in the technology sector spread throughout the wider market.
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-graft Corruption Commission has received the support of the European Union in its fight against corruption.
The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, redeemed his pledge of $25,000 per goal scored by the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa.
The Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi, has called on wealthy indigenes of Offa in Kwara to redouble their efforts in ensuring its socioeconomic development.
AVM Idi Amin, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of Nigerian Air Force Ground Training Command (GTC) Enugu has urged all personnel of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to remain apolitical.
Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Twitter on Thursday.
The camp of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has been thrown into mourning following the assassination of one of his aides Mr Yusuf Adabenege, by unidentified gunmen in Okene town, Kogi State.
A motorcyclist carrying three school children was on Tuesday involved in an accident, killing all the four persons on it in Funtua town.
An FCT High Court, Nyanya, on Wednesday convicted a job seeker, Raymond Azuka, for forging the signature of former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.