Meningitis: Senate Urges Health Ministry to Make Vaccines Free

• “We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki Says President of The Senate, Bukola Saraki says On Meningitis Vaccines On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled:…

Kogi state confirms case of Lassa fever

Kogi state government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Angwan Kura in Lokoja, the state’s capital. The confirmation was made by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, after a male patient who is a resident of Angwan Kura, reported at the medical centre with signs and symptoms suggestive of haemorrhagic…

Patient Diagnosed with Lasser Fever in Kogi State

By Yekini Jimoh A patient at Angwan Kura in Lokoja, Kogi State has been diagnosed with Lassa Fever.THISDAY gathered on Sunday that the diagnosis was done after the patient reported at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, with signs and symptoms suggestive of haemorrhagic fever. The state Epidemiologists immediately responded…

20 quarantined as Lassa fever resurfaces in Borno

The acute viral haemorrhagic illness generally know as Lassa fever has reared its ugly head again in Borno State. It is transmitted to humans via consumption or contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent’s urine or feaces According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia while briefing newsmen, a 32-year-old female…

Lassa fever kills four in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of four patients out of the five cases of Lassa fever in Bauchi, Alkaleri and Ganjuwa Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Halima Muqaddas, made the confirmation on Friday while addressing journalists in Bauchi. “We have confirmed five cases of…

Lassa Fever: Cross River records first death

Cross River State commissioner of health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, has confirmed the death of one person who had Lassa fever in the state. The confirmation follows a positive test result received from the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua in Edo State. The Commissioner made the announcement in a statement issued on Thursday….

New Lassa fever cases reported in Edo, Ondo, Bauchi

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said that seven new cases of Lassa fever have been reported in Edo, Ondo and Bauchi states. There are four cases in Edo, two in Ondo and one in Bauchi. Meanwhile, healthcare workers in the country have been advised to always apply universal precautions by insisting that medical……

Lassa fever: Ogun records 19 new cases

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has said that 19 suspected lassa fever patients who had close contacts with another new suspect came out negative in the lassa fever screen test. Ipaye told journalists yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, that the 396 people who had primary and secondary contacts with the Assistant…

Lassa fever: Plateau records 4 deaths, 5 cases

Lassa Fever The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Kunden Deyin, said the state recorded four deaths, while laboratory tests confirmed five cases of Lassa fever since December 2016. The commissioner said on Monday via telephone interview in Jos that 80 per cent of the mortality rate was due to late presentation of patients to…

Lassa fever resurfaces in Rivers State

The Rivers State Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of lassa fever discovered in a private health facility in the State. This comes as the federal government announced resurgence of lassa fever in some states of the federation. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Theophilus Odagme said the patient who has been expertly managed…

Lassa fever claims 4 lives in Nasarawa

Lassa Fever Dr. Daniel Iya, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health has confirmed that four persons have lost their lives to Lassa fever outbreak in the state. Iya told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that 16 suspected cases have been recorded in the state, out of which, four were confirmed positive and all of them have…

Lassa fever: Ogun places 396 persons under surveillance

Ogun state government has said that 396 people that had primary and secondary contacts with the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Idi-Aba in Abeokuta, who died of Lassa fever have been traced and placed under surveillance. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babtunde Ipaye during an official commissioning of Shoremekun Memorial Hospital (Blu…