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Lassa fever: Edo restates commitment to stop upsurge

As NCDC Response team visits state Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria has reiterated government’s commitment to halt the current upsurge of Lassa fever in the state saying

Lassa Fever: Edo steps up containment efforts

Confirmed cases now 115 Health Commissioner announces hot lines The Edo State government has stepped up efforts to contain the upsurge of Lassa fever in different parts of the state

USAID commends Edo’s response to lassa fever upsurge

Pledges more support As more partner agencies respond to the current upsurge of Lassa Fever in Edo State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commended the state health ministry

Lassa Fever: WHO officials visit Edo Health Commissioner

Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof Obehi Akoria has assured that the government would leave no stone unturned as it collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner

Lassa fever: Edo confirms one death, 12 new cases

Edo State, at the weekend, confirmed one death from Lassa fever and 12 new cases as the government steps up measures to contain the spread of the disease across all

Lassa fever: Edo health officials, WHO, partner agencies, storm affected communities to sensitize members

Edo State Health Commissioner, Prof. Obehi Akoria yesterday, led senior officials of the health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner agencies to some local governments most hit

Lassa fever cases on the rise in Ebonyi – Medical organisation  

Says hand washing, efficient way of preventing spread An International Medical Organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, MSF, has raised the  alarm over the rising cases of Lassa fever in

Lassa fever: NCDC monitoring team visits Edo

Commissioner pledges cooperation towards elimination Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof. Obehi Akoria has assured the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of the state’s resolve to strengthen its collaboration

FG gives update on Lassa fever, says death toll now 41

The Federal Government yesterday January 28, gave an update on the Lassa fever epidemic currently spreading in many parts of the country. Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,

Lassa fever: Death toll now 29, 195 confirmed cases

No fewer than  195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported from the current Lassa Fever epidemic  in the 11 states of Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Delta, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi,

Lassa fever death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the number of deaths associated with Lassa fever in January 2020 had risen to 24, with 163 cases reported confirmed, The PUNCH reports.

90 Nigerians died from Lassa fever since January – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an update on ravaging Lassa fever in different states in Nigeria, revealing that no fewer than 90 deaths were recorded between

Edo governor releases N100m to fight Lassa fever

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of equipment to fight Lassa fever. Obaseki said the fund

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16 die of Lassa fever in 3 weeks – FG

16 persons in Nigeria have died of Lassa fever disease between January 1 and 21, 2018, Federal Government said on Wednesday. In a statement made available to Nigeria Health Online

Lassa fever hits Ebonyi State

… 2 doctors, 1 patient dead The Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. The centre also confirmed  the death of two

Lassa fever: Lagos calls for calm

LUTH confirms 3 cases on admission, says they are responding to treatment The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Chris Bode, today confirmed that three out

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LUTH confirms Lassa fever cases

Two dead, two on admission Edo state also reports two cases The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) today confirmed the death of two patients from Lassa fever. Two others, one

Health Minister confirms case of Lassa fever in Ogun

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed the death of a health practitioner as a result of Lassa fever in Ogun State. A statement made available to newsmen

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Nigeria records 5 new cases of Lassa fever

Confirmed in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau and Rivers States WHO expert committee releases updates from affected countries ABUJA – Five confirmed cases of Lassa Fever have been reported from four states

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Lassa Fever: Lagos records another death

Lagos State has recorded another death from Lassa fever outbreak currently raging in many parts of the country. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris informed newsmen, Wednesday, of

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Lassa fever: Lagos gives update

… records 14 suspected cases LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE ON LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK JANUARY, 22ND, 2016 I. Preamble Lagos State has recorded 14 suspected cases of Lassa Fever

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FG inaugurates Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever eradication

… death figure rises to 76 The Federal Government has inaugurated a Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever Eradication to coordinate the nation’s efforts to wipe out the disease now reported

Lassa Fever: Lagos records first case

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the occurrence of the first case of Lassa fever in the State. The patient; a 25 year old, male, undergraduate of Ahmadu Bello University,

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FG designates 6 labs for lassa fever detection

We will concentrate on prevention because currently, there is no vaccine as of today. I have been notified of a candidate vaccine which we will put through clinical trial to

Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

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