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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

Why there’s resurgence of diphtheria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has attributed the current resurgence of diphtheria in some states to the low vaccination coverage across the country. According to its

Diphtheria: NCDC calls for vigilance as Lagos, 3 others record cases

Diphtheria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says it is responding to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and is monitoring the situation in Osun

Cholera: Nigeria records  233 deaths, 2187 confirmed cases in 9 months  –  NCDC  

Calls for urgent improvement in access to clean water  As some parts of Nigeria states continue to experience an outbreak of cholera,  the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention,

NCDC issues High Alert on Marburg Virus Disease

Says Nigeria has moderate risk for MVD based on data As the World Health Organsiation, WHO confirmed an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease, MVD, in neighbouring country, Ghana, the Nigeria

Borno confirms outbreak of monkey pox in Maiduguri

The Director of Public Health, Borno State Ministry of Health, Dr. Lawi Mshelia has confirmed the outbreak of Monkeypox in the state.  In an interview with journalists in Maiduguri on

NCDC raises alarm on increasing COVID-19 cases

… issues Pubic Health Advisory ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has raised the alarm on the rise of COVID-19 cases globally and

Nigeria reports 62 confirmed cases of Monkeypox in 2022 – NCDC says 

…204 suspected cases also reported The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has disclosed that between January 2022 till date that the country has witnessed about 204 cases suspected Monkeypox,

NCDC Declares National Emergency Response against Lassa Fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated its national multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary Lassa fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in response to the outbreak of the disease in some

NCDC confirms emergence of Omicron variant in Nigeria 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday December 1, confirmed three cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria. According to a statement released by the NCDC, which

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation

Cholera: NCDC gives update

Total of  22,130 suspected cases, 526 deaths so far reported from 18 states and FCT    No fewer than 22,130 suspected cases including 526 deaths from cholera have been reported

NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

FG releases handbook on COVID-19 home management

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.

Osinbajo visits NCDC

Commends health workers for their efforts in fight against COVID-19 Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) commending the

Nigeria records second lowest COVID-19 figure since June

290 new cases, 5 deaths Nigeria on Monday recorded 290 new cases of COVID-19, the second lowest daily figure since June 8. Five deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours,

NCDC isuues another Public Advisory on face masks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued another Public Advisory of the use iof face masks for the prevention of COVID-19. The Advisory said the use of face

Relaxing COVID-19 lockdown at communal infection stage is dangerous, NMA warns govt

Describes  Bauchi Governor’s order for use of Chloroquine and Zithromax as improper and unethical The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Friday May 1, spoke against the decision of the Federal

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Nigeria records first COVID-19 death

 Cases rise to 36 The first death from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has been recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as confirmed  cases rise 

COVID-19: Lagos isolates 6 more

 3 test negative A family of four children and their teacher who recently returned from the United States of America and suspected for COVID-19 has been isolated at the Biosecurity

Isolation or quarantine? NCDC confused over word to describe DG’s condition

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) momentarily lost its path finding role in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis yesterday as it failed to work out the appropriate term to describe

Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus case

 The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a cotonavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos State.  The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be

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