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54-year-old Woman Dies Of Lassa Fever In Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State government has recorded its first casualty of Lassa fever. This was confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong at Uyo during a radio programme.  Ukpong said the disease claimed the life of a 54-year-old woman. He added that two suspected cases of Lassa fever have also been reported in the state but said blood samples ...

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Sierra Leone Records New Ebola Case

Suspected Ebola case has resurfaced in Sierra Leone just days after the West African region was declared officially free of the disease in January 2016 by the World Health Organization, WHO. According to agency news, the Sierra Leone health ministry spokesman, Sidi Yahyah Tunis affirmed that the case was confirmed following a test that was done on the 38-year-old woman ...

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OAUTHC Says Osun Doctor Died Of Lassa fever

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex,  OAUTHC says an Osun state resident Doctor who reportedly died in the hospital on Monday, died of Lassa fever. The chairman of a committee set up by the OAUTHC on Lassa fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade, said this on Wednesday, saying that a laboratory test confirmed it. Onayade said, “We have ...

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374,000 People Leaving With HIV/Aids In Kano State

Association of Peoples Living with HIV/AIDS has put the last count of people living with the virus in Kano State at over 374,000. Chairman of the association, Nuhu Gaya, confirmed this on Thursday during courtesy call on the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Gaya said of the 374,000, only 106,000 registered with the association. He however expressed worry over lack ...

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Anambra State Government Cautions Residents Against Bird Flu

The Anambra State Government has made a public announcement on the resurgence of Bird Flu in some parts of country, cautioning that optimum hygiene should be maintain to prevent the disease. This was noted in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Barr Uju Nwogu. Nwogu stated that “The Anambra State Government alerts members of ...

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WHO Set Declare A World Free Of Ebola

World Health Organisation is set to declare the two-year Ebola epidemic over by Thursday with Liberia (the country with the record of the virus) expected to be cleared of the virus by the world organisation. The epidemic spread in communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people. The most affected countries were Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The ...

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Lassa Fever: Benue State Government Bans Consumption Of Rat Meat

Benue State House of Assembly  has passed a resolution, banning the consumption of rat, a local delicacy for Tiv ethnic group of the state, following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Makurdi, the state capital where one person is being treated for the disease. The outbreak of the disease in Benue State has raised concerns among the lawmakers who believe ...

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Government Douses Tension Of Widespread Laser Fever In Niger State

Against apprehension in some parts of Nigeria over the outbreak of Lasser Fever in 10 states of the country, the Niger State Government has asked the public not to be overwhelmed by the news of the outbreak in the state.   In a statement, the Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Mustapha Jibril said the state government is committed to minimize ...

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Nigerian Ebola Survival Gives Birth In USA

Nigeria’s medical Doctor, Ada Igonoh, a female Ebole survival in Lagos state has given birth to a healthy baby girl in the United States of America, USA. Dr Igonoh survived the deadly Ebola after contacting it through a Liberia national, Patrick Sawyer who was admitted to the First Consultant Medical Centre, FCMC, in obalende, lagos where he was diagonised of ...

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