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Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), has urged African governments to adopt multidisciplinary approach in combating infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, and monkey pox in order to improve global health security.

Researchers urge government on strategies to combat infectious diseases

Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), has urged African governments to adopt multidisciplinary approach in combating infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, and monkey pox in order to improve global health security.

NCDC confirm five deaths from Lassa fever in Benue

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Benue State has confirmed the deaths of at least five persons from the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.

Lassa fever kills five in Benue

The National Centre for Disease Control, which confirmed the death, noted that 21 suspected cases of Lassa fever were received from the state, out of which eight were confirmed, while five have died.

Lassa fever: Benue confirms one death, records one index case

Benue State government has confirmed the death of one person as a result of the outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, popularly known as Lassa Fever.

‘Yellow fever’ kills four students in Bauchi

Four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead with 12 hospitalised after a field trip to Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi.

Expert: Nigeria is 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.

Kogi: We’re prepared to tackle flooding

Kogi State government has assured the people of its preparedness to mitigate the effect of the anticipatory floods as relevant agencies have been put on red alert for its occurrence.

Nigeria declares Lassa Fever emergency as death toll increases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared a state of the emergency over of the Lassa fever outbreak ravaging the country over.

Lassa fever: Kebbi government confirms six cases, one death

The Kebbi State Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa Fever in the state.
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Redeemer university combats diseases through environmental services

The Vice Chancellor, Redeemer University Ede, Osun State, Professor Anthony Akinlo, has stated that the institution has been able to get rid of diseases through proper handling and cleanliness of its environment.

Lassa fever: Expert advises on proper storage of food items

Dr Chigozie Ubani, a medical practitioner in Umuahia, has advised Nigerians to ensure proper storage of food items in order to control the current outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.

Gombe placed on red alert over Lassa fever

Gombe state epidemiologist, Dr. Nuhu Bile, says the state has been placed on red alert following the death of one person out of five confirmed cases of Lassa fever recorded recently in the State.

World Health Day: Federal government pledges qualitative healthcare

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says this year’s World Health Day aligns with Federal Government’s resolve to provide qualitative healthcare for every Nigerian.

Federal government to inaugurate health insurance for Lassa fever patients

The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said.

NCDC: Lassa fever kills 121 in three months

The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed that two persons have died of Lassa fever in Bauchi and Taraba states.

NCDC confirms 16 new cases of Lassa fever in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has confirmed 16 new cases of Lassa fever from five states in Nigeria.

Official: Local council records 12 deaths, 871 cases of Lassa fever in three months

Mrs Nefisat Ikerodah, Director, Disease Surveillance, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, disclosed on Monday that 12 people died of Lassa fever in the area between January and March.

NCDC confirms 15 new cases of Lassa fever in 6 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday has confirmed 15 new cases of Lassa fever from six states in Nigeria.

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