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Lassa fever case reported in Kogi

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The Kogi State Government on Sunday, April 2, 2017 confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Angwan Kura Community in the old market area of Lokoja, the state capital. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, disclosed this in a statement. Audu said a patient (male), who is a resident of Angwan Kura, Lokoja, reported at the Accident and Emergency Unit ...

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Borno reports first Lassa fever outbreak in 48 years

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Borno State in northeast Nigeria has recorded its first Lassa fever outbreak in almost five decades. The last confirmed outbreak of the deadly disease was in 1969. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it is supporting the government to contain the outbreak in an area of the country which is already coping with a humanitarian crisis resulting from ...

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Lassa fever kills doctor, two others in Anambra

Isaac Adewole  Lassa fever kills doctor, two others in Anambra Isaac Adewole

Dr. Emmanuel Okafor, the Director of Public Health, Anambra State Ministry of Health, on Thursday confirmed the death of a medical doctor and two others due to new cases of Lassa fever in the state. The director confirmed the report at a one-day workshop on Lassa fever organised by the ministry to sensitise health professionals in the state on the ...

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Lassa fever case confirmed in Lagos

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A case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Lagos. The case, which was diagnosed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, involves a 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The patient is said to have been admitted first at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State. According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac ...

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Lassa fever spreads to Abuja, claims first victim

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Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has announced the death of one confirmed Lassa fever victim at the National Hospital, Abuja. Prof. Adewole confirmed the development on Wednesday evening at the National Hospital. He called on health workers at all levels to be more vigilant and look out for patients with symptoms of Lassa fever. The minister has also directed ...

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Killer Lassa fever: Govt calls for calm

Isaac Adewole  Killer Lassa fever: Govt calls for calm Isaac Adewole

Nigeria’s health minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole, has said that the government is taking adequate measures to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever that has killed 35 people in seven states since November. The minister urged Nigerians not to panic over the outbreak, with 14 lab-confirmed cases among 76 suspected ones. Lassa, named after a Nigerian town where the acute viral ...

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Lassa fever: Watch what you eat

In this era of erratic power supply, getting home at night after a hard day’s work and retiring to darkness could be depressing. For most women, the culture of buying gifts or appetizers for the kids is a time of joy and celebration as they would gladly eat whatever you present to them. But if you happen to get home ...

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