Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 16 in Ondo State
[Premium Times] At least 16 people have so far died in a fresh outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ondo State, the state government has confirmed.
[Nigeria Health Watch] It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked forward to the New Year.
[Vanguard] Niger State Government, yesterday dismissed insinuation of outbreak of Lasa Fever in the state, insisting that there was no case of Lassa Fever recorded in the state.
[This Day] The European Union (EU), has announced the allocation of ?80,000 (N32 million) in humanitarian funding to assist in the fight to eradicate Lassa fever in Nigeria.
[Premium Times] Since the onset of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, no fewer than 103 people have lost their lives to the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed.
From 1 January through 9 February 2020, 472 laboratory confirmed cases including 70 deaths (case fatality ratio= 14.8%) have been reported in 26 out of 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory.
[The Conversation Africa] The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity. Adejuwon Soyinka asked Dr Doyin Odubanjo to unpack the background.
[Daily Trust] Eight more people have been killed this week in the ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever across the country.
[Vanguard] As part of measures to strengthen the preparedness and response capacity to combat the possible outbreak and spread of the deadly Coronavirus and Lassa fever, the Lagos State government through the state Emergency Management Agency LASEMA has constituted a 5-man committee on Epidemic Preparedness Response Plan, EPRP, across the 57 councils of the state.
[Premium Times] The Kogi State Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded since the outbreak of the deadly disease in the state about a month ago.
[This Day] In the wake of the outbreak of Lassa fever in some states in the country, indigenous bleach manufacturer, Hypo, has kicked off a sanitisation campaign in partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).