Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Five Pupils, One Teacher in Gombe Almajiri School - Official
[Premium Times] The coordinator, Kaltungo Primary HealthCare, Comfort Danlami, said 76 suspected cases of Lassa fever were also recorded in the Dogon Ruwa ward in the council area where the almajiri school is located. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Ondo Records 34 Deaths, 227 Cases - Official
[Premium Times] Mr Faduyile, a professor, said the state recorded 227 confirmed cases in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) during the period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims 20, Others Hospitalised in Kogi
[This Day] The outbreak of Lassa fever in Aya in Machagba communities, Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State has led to the death of at least 20 persons while others who reportedly contracted dreaded disease in the state are receiving treatment at the Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Fatality Rate Rises to 19.1 Percent
[Leadership] Minister of state for health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Momora has expressed concern over rising cases of Lassa fever as fatality rate hits 19.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 132 People Died of Lassa Fever in 4 Months - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -- Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, who disclosed this during his ministry's bi-weekly press briefing in Abuja yesterday, said while 132 persons have so far died of Lassa fever this year, 3, 746 suspected and 691 confirmed cases had also been confirmed in 23 states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 132 in Four Months, Says Govt
[This Day] The federal government has said it will begin the enforcement of environmental sanitation to reduce the increasing prevalence of Lassa fever across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Africa must be self-sufficient’: John Nkengasong on learning the deadly lessons of pandemics
The outgoing director of Africa Centres for Disease Control has seen Ebola, Aids and now Covid – and warns complacency is dangerousThe past five years have been “like going from one fire to the next, with barely any time to catch your breath”, says John Nkengasong, the outgoing head of the body charged with responding to health emergencies in Africa.A relentless term as the first director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) saw Nkengasong manage the response to Ebola and Lassa fever outbreaks. But nothing compared to the formidable test brought by Covid-19.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Emmanuel Akinwotu Tags: Global development Global health Africa Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Aids and HIV Vaccines and immunisation Ebola Inequality Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Country Records Six Deaths, 29 New Infections
[Premium Times] The report shows that of the 11 states that accounted for the new cases, Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi States topped the infection chart with 68 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records One Death, 33 New Infections
[Premium Times]In 2022, a total of 630 people have been infected by Lassa fever, cases across 87 Local Government Areas in 23 states of the federation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Ondo Lassa Fever Figures Are Highest - Health Commissioner
[Premium Times] An official said the figures peaked in February, but had been in decline since the beginning of March (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Oyo Govt Confirms Four Deaths,19 Cases
[Premium Times] "Four health workers were admitted into the treatment centre in the early days of the week." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever 'Kills Two Doctors in Oyo'
[Premium Times] The doctors' association said the deaths occurred within a space of 72 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records 21 Deaths, 91 New Infections in One Week
[Premium Times] The report shows that Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states accounted for 73 per cent of the confirmed cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Lassa fever death highlights global threat of infectious diseases, experts say
Cases of illness normally seen in west Africa are ‘stark reminder’ of need to invest in outbreak preparednessThedeath of a newborn baby with Lassa fever in Luton is a grim reminder of the global threat posed by deadly infectious diseases. Three cases have been confirmed in England – the first time the acute viral illness normally only seen in west Africa has emerged in the UK for 13 years.This weekend, officials from the UK Health Security Agency are closely monitoring hundreds of people identified as potential contacts of the three cases. The Guardian has learned many of these individuals will continue to be monitor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Coronavirus Ebola World news Health policy Africa NHS Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Confirms 358 Cases of Lassa Fever in 2022, As UK Reports 3 Deaths
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 358 cases of Lassa fever recorded across 19 States, even as the world continues to battle COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news