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Despite the fumigation of Ette, and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State against yellow fever by the state government and the ongoing immunisation against the disease at some local government areas in the state, death toll has hit 133.
The Benue State Government has disclosed that the Yellow Fever which had so far killed over 20 persons in Epeilo-Otukpa, Ado Local Government Area, has spread to two more localities – Okpowku and Ogbadibo.
Yellow Fever, YF, suspected cases in Nigeria on Saturday rose to 1,558 cases with 46 confirmed cases in 481 Local Government Areas, LGAs.
No fewer than eight members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to Wailo orientation camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Nigeria had 222 suspected cases of Yellow Fever, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths reported in three states – Bauchi, Delta and Enugu as of November 13.
Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern which are common during the dry season.
Benue state government, Monday, confirmed that the strange ailment that recently claimed 20 lives in Okpeilo-Otukpa community in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State was Yellow Fever.
A statement by the Commissioner of Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, released on Sunday night, disclosed that the ministry’s Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams in collaboration with International and National Partners had visited the communities to investigate the reports and had taken samples for testing.
With fears of resurgence of COVID-19 still in the air, Nigerians have been confronted with another major health scare with what many state governments had initially described as ‘strange killer disease’ turning out to be yellow fever.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is supporting Delta and Enugu States in their battle against a suspected outbreak of yellow fever.
The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.
The Delta state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, has said tests conducted to ascertain the cause of strange deaths recorded in Ute-Okpu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state came back positive for yellow fever infection.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Quadri Aruna and Olajide Omotayo are among top African stars listed for the first official events of the World Table Tennis (WTT) in Qatar on March 3 to 13.
Outgoing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen attended the inauguration of new President Joe Biden on Wednesday after skipping both a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump and the usual protocol of welcoming his successor to his home at the Naval Observatory.
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has come out in defense of the suggestions he made to Tennis Australia about improving quarantine conditions, which brought him some public condemnation and accusations from some of his own professional tennis colleagues.
Former Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has indicated he is open to returning to the Bundesliga, though he emphasised that he is currently focused on current side Fiorentina.
To meet the yawning housing demands of Nigerians, the Federal Government is set to construct 900 housing units in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The wife of the embattled Managing Director of the First City Monument Bank, Hauwa Adam Nuru, has shown solidarity with her husband, adding that she had never contemplated leaving him.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Department of Monitoring and Inspection, has decried the number of abandoned buildings in the city centre.
Kwara Government says 27 more people have tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 1,677.
Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to take over the U.S. Treasury, is expected to affirm the United States’ commitment to market-set currency rates when she testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A 79-year-old Canadian fashion mogul, Peter Nygard, who is standing trial for alleged sex trafficking offences, on Tuesday urged a judge to release him on bail, citing poor health.