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Measles: Adamawa shuts schools

Adamawa State Government has closed down public and private schools following the outbreak of measles in the state. The closure notice was contained in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary

Abia records cases of measles, moves against spread

Abia State says it has recorded three suspected cases of Measles in Arochukwu and Umunneochi Local Government Areas. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo, who disclosed this while briefing

Nigerian laboratory receives WHO full accreditation for fight against measles and rubella

A Nigerian laboratory, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL), Lagos, recently attained a World Health Organization (WHO) full laboratory accreditation status in respect of its contribution to the fight against

Benue records over 2000 new cases of measles, new variant of polio  

No fewer  than 2,248 new cases of measles have been discovered in Benue State in the past eight months. Also, a new variant of polio has been discovered in the

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

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Measles  cases  up 300 percent in 2019, WHO says

UNICEF expresses concern More than 112,000 cases of measles  already reporter this year  ‘Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks,’ WHO says Measles cases have continued to

5m children for “emergency” vaccination in Borno, others

Nearly five million children are currently being immunized in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states against killer diseases by a team of World Health Organization, WHO, Federal Government and other stakeholders

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Americas eliminate measles

… fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated from the region The Region of the Americas has become the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can

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Lagos begins measles immunisation

Amidst news of sporadic outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, the Lagos State Government has commenced immunization against the disease for children aged nine to 59 months.

Measles outbreak In Oyo

… kills 1 The Acting Director, Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladapo yesterday announced the outbreak of measles in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

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FG re-affirms commitment to combat Measles

  By DEO  AKINBO,  Abuja The Federal Government has re-affirmed its commitment towards eradication of measles in Nigeria by year 2020. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this statement