Nigeria: 16 New Cases of Lassa Fever Confirmed in Five States
[This Day] Sixteen new cases of Lassa fever disease were confirmed by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in five states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Introduce Healthcare Fund for Lassa Fever Patients
[Guardian] The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to carter for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Outbreak - NCDC Confirms 23 New Cases, 4 Deaths
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, has confirmed 23 new cases of Lassa fever including 4 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Killed 117 in Three Months
[This Day] Abuja -Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 117 people have so far died since the outbreak of lassa fever disease this year, while five more deaths and 15 new cases were confirmed between March 18 and March 24. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Major Health Stories Last Week
[Premium Times] Lassa Fever: Nigeria records five new deaths in three states (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 23 Fresh Lassa Fever Cases Confirmed in Nigeria
[Leadership] The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed at least 114 people this year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Gets New Lassa Fever Treatment Centre, Spends N100m On Equipment
[Premium Times] The Edo State Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: '53 New Cases of Lassa Fever Recorded in the Last Seven Days'
[Premium Times] The confirmed cases from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 472 as 53 new cases were reported for week 10. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Announces Decline in Lassa Fever Cases
[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government has announced a decline in number of new cases of Lassa fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How 'Contact Tracing' Helps Curb Lassa Fever Spread
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday listed several measures it has in place for the prevention and control of the Lassa fever outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Eight, Infects 39 in Six States
[Guardian] Again, the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in over 21 states of the federation has killed eight Nigerians and infected another 39 in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba and Kogi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 93
[Premium Times] The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 93, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Remains Mobilized Against Lassa Fever Cases
[WHO] Abuja -While the number of new Lassa fever cases have significantly reduced over the past weeks, intensified response activities are on-going to control the outbreak across Nigeria. To fully contain the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) remains mobilized and is supporting Nigeria to stem further spread of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records 381 Cases
[Premium Times] Some 381 people have been confirmed to be positive with Lassa fever, in Nigeria, as at February 24. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rats Borne Fever Kills Over 80 in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -AT least 83 people have died this year from a raging outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governor, Caregiver Narrate Experiences With Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] David Eseigbe is a medical doctor with over 10 years' experience relating to Lassa fever patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Ondo Spends N1.6 Million to Treat Each Patient - Official
[Premium Times] The Ondo State Government says it spends about N1.6 million to treat each patient affected with Lassa fever in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims 15 Lives in Ondo
[This Day] Akure -No fewer than 15 person have died of Lassa Fever in Ondo State between January and February 2019, while no fewer than 102 had been confirmed to be positive of the desease within the same period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Reviews Lassa Fever Outbreak Response Amidst Reducing Number of Cases
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported a decrease in the number of Lassa fever cases reported weekly in the country. This is following the intensive response to the Lassa fever outbreak declared in Nigeria on the 21st of January 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reports of Lassa Fever At Asokoro Hospital Untrue - Ncdc
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said there is no suspected Lassa fever case in the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Case of Lassa Fever in Asokoro Hospital, NCDC Reassures
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday debunked reports on social media of a suspected lassa fever case in Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 355 Confirmed Cases in 7 Weeks - NCDC
[Leadership] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that from January 1st to February 17th, 2019, a total of 355 cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Battling to Control Disease Outbreaks Like Lassa Fever
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 10 Killed, 28 New Cases Confirmed in Plateau
[Daily Trust] Dr Kunden Deyin, the Plateau Commissioner for Health says the state has recorded 28 new cases of Lassa fever with 10 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 37 New Lassa Fever Cases As Death Toll Rises
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 37 New Cases of Lassa Fever
[Leadership] Abuja -The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 37 new confirmed cases of Lassa fever have been reported in nine states with 10 new deaths in four states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Ebonyi Records Three Deaths, Treats 14 Patients
[Premium Times] The virology centre at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA) has treated and discharged 14 Lassa fever patients so far this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO scaling up efforts to contain abnormal Lassa fever outbreak 'escalating fast' in West Africa
Cases of Lassa, similar to Ebola, have soared higher than expected, officials said. The outbreak could overtake Nigeria's worst outbreak last year, which killed 171. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 10 February 2019, 327 cases of Lassa fever (324 confirmed cases and three probable cases) with 72 deaths (case fatality ratio = 22%) have been reported across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with the majority of cases being reported from Edo (108) and Ondo (103) States. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rats Fever Kills Over 40 in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -At least 42 people have died in the worst outbreak of Lassa fever to hit Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 14, Infects 68 in 13 States
[Guardian] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed 68 new Lassa fever cases, 14 deaths in 13 states and 77 suspected cases of yellow fever this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Major Health Stories Last Week
[Premium Times] Lassa Fever: Nigeria's death toll rises to 57 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Lassa Fever - Who Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries
[Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever, Meningitis Kill 26, Infect 88
[Guardian] Lassa fever and cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) have claimed 26 lives and infected 88 others in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Scales Up Lassa Fever Response in Affected States
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up response to the Lassa fever outbreaks in states across Nigeria to strengthen rapid containment of the disease. WHO is mobilizing experts to intervene in investigations, contact-tracing, risk communication and plans are underway to strengthen efforts to further assist Nigeria in controlling the Lassa fever outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Lassa Fever: Information for Medical Providers
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/31/2019. This 14-minute training video, the first in a two-part training series on Lassa fever, provides an overview of the virus, describing its epidemiology and clinical presentation. It describes signs or symptoms of Lassa fever, the implications of Lassa fever infection on pregnant women, and the clinical syndrome associated with Lassa fever in children. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Resident Doctors to Partner Govt
[Leadership] In an effort to combat the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever across the country, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced plans to partners the federal Ministry of Health to bring the outbreak to a standstill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Records 30 Cases of Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] Innocent Alenoghena, the Director, Primary Health Care Services in Etsako-West Local Government Area, Edo, on Monday said the area recorded 30 cases of Lassa fever in January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Another Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, last week Tuesday January 22, 2019 confirmed 16 deaths from 60 cases of Lassa fever even as 590 out of 593 contacts are currently under watch in eight states of the federation. The affected states are Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, and FCT. NCDC's Director General Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said case fatality rate in confirmed cases is 26.7 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Plateau Records 5 Deaths, 17 Confirmed Cases
[Guardian] Plateau has recorded 17 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever with five persons killed, according to Dr Kunden Deyin, the state's health commissioner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims Two Lives in Ebonyi
[Premium Times] Ebonyi State government has confirmed the death of two persons in recent Lassa fever outbreak in the state this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Four in Plateau
[Premium Times] Four people have died of Lassa fever in Plateau State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Don't Panic Over Lassa Fever, Centre Urges Nigerians
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigerians need not panic over the rising cases of Lassa fever because it has initiated measures in response to the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Infected With Lassa Fever Yearly in Nigeria
[This Day] Benin City -A medical practitioner and consultant at Irrua Teaching Hospital, Dr. Abubakar Muhammed, has said that Lassa fever infected 4,000 persons in Nigeria, noting that there was need for more enlightenment on the dangers of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Declares Lassa Fever Outbreak, Activates Emergency Response
[Premium Times] Nigeria on Tuesday declared a Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Urged to Develop Lassa Fever Vaccine
[Premium Times] Scientist and researchers have been tasked to intensify their researches towards developing a vaccine that could prevent the spread of Lassa fever across the continent in the nearest possible future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Set to Host International Lassa Fever Conference
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is set to host the first-ever international Lassa fever conference in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian, European Scientists Solve 2018 Lassa Fever Puzzle
[Vanguard] Lassa fever is caused by a virus carried in the urine or faeces of infected rats. The virus causes fever, weakness, muscle pain and seizures, and is frequently fatal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding Lassa fever
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bhadelia, N. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

Mobile detection of Lassa virus
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: twis Source Type: news