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Strange disease kills 50 people in Kogi

A strange disease, whose symptoms include diarrhoea, bloodstained vomiting and high fever has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi.

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.

Lassa fever: LUTH discharges two doctors

Two doctors infected with Lassa fever and receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have been discharged.

Osun cautions residents as corpse tests positive to Lassa fever

The Osun State Government on Tuesday urged its citizens to be vigilant and maintain high hygienic standards after a corpse which was brought from Lagos tested positive to Lassa.

Fed govt to set up Int’l Reference Centre for treatment of Lassa fever

The federal government is to establish an International Reference Biorsources Centre for treatment of Lassa fever in Abuja.

Lassa fever: Ogun places over 105 under surveillance

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has said that the number of the people who had contact with a victim of Lassa fever in the state has increased from 66 to 106 as of last Friday.

Lassa fever: Govt should improve emergencies preparedness – researcher

A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, has called on the three tiers of government to improve the level of emergencies preparedness and response to strengthening public health against burden of Lassa fever.

Borno records 1 suspected Lassa fever case

Mr Haruna Mshelia, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, on Thursday said that one suspected case of Lassa fever was reported in the state.

Strange illness allegedly kills 70 in Kwara

There is confusion in Oro-Ago community, in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State as leaders and members say no fewer than 70 persons have died of a strange illness.

Three more LUTH workers test positive for Lassa fever

Three health workers, out of the 100 that had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have tested positive for the infection.

Lassa fever: LUTH chief calls for collective precautionary measures

The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday, advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Lassa Fever.

Lassa fever: Four placed under isolation in Yobe

Four persons have been placed under isolation in Yobe state over suspicion of the deadly Lassa fever.

Doctor, others infected as Lassa fever kills two in Lagos

Two patients have died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Lagos confirms two deaths from Lassa fever

Two patients being treated for Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have been confirmed died.

Two Lassa fever cases confirmed in Edo

The Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, Dr Sunday Yerumoh, on Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the locality.

Fed govt to take over USAID programme to improve food security

The Federal Government is to take over the Maximising Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites II (MARKETS II) programme of the USAID to improve food security in the country.

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