Twenty years of community-based disaster risk reduction experience from a dryland village in Indonesia - Lassa JA, Boli Y, Nakmofa Y, Fanggidae S, Ofong A, Leonis H.
Academics and practitioners often argue indirectly that all the roads to community resilience should be paved with community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) approach. Community-based approach to resilience building has been a discursive material that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nurse Allegedly Dies of Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] An outbreak of Lassa fever has allegedly claimed the life of Henry Ehimati, a male nurse working with Okomu Oil Palm Company staff clinic, located in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Unprepared for Next Disease Epidemic - Survey
[Vanguard] After experiencing series of disease epidemics including Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Lassa fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, among others in recent times, Nigeria is not ready for the next epidemic, according to PreventEpidemics.org, a new website that highlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and pinpoints specific actions civil society organisations and concerned citizens can take for better preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Development of vaccines from AIDS to Zika, using a novel 'plug and play' viral platform
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from GeoVax have developed a flexible 'Plug and Play' technology platform that delivers single-dose vaccines that fully protect against emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, Lassa fever, and Ebola. The research will be presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Making Sense of a Young Doctor's Death
[The Aspen Institute] Ahmed Victor Idowu was a young medical doctor with a passion to reform health care in Nigeria.   A recent graduate of the University of Nigeria, in January 2018 he was at the start of  his in-hospital clinical training when he examined a seven-month old baby with an abnormally high fever. He was the only doctor on duty. It was his last duty. The baby had Lassa fever.  Less than a month lat er, Dr. Idowu died of the Ebola-like virus that in its most severe form causes multi-organ failure and un (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Insurance Products for Ebola, Meningitis, Lassa Fever Underway
[Vanguard] INSURANCE products to facilitate financial responses to outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola, Meningitis, and Lassa fever in Nigeria and 29 other Africa countries are underway. An agency of the African Union, the African Risk Capacity, ARC, in a statement, weekend, said that it is working with West, East and Central African countries to determine their epidemic risks and select pathogens to be covered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acute Public Health Events Assessed by WHO Regional Offices for Africa, the Americas and Europe Under the International Health Regulations (2005): 2016 Report
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 11/2017 This 29-page report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed, and reported in three World Health Organization (WHO) Regions - Africa, the Americas, and Europe - from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016. From 2001 to 2016, 5,472 events were recorded in the WHO Event Management System (EMS), 373 of which were recorded in 2016. Most of these events were of infectious origin, including large yellow fever outbreaks; continuation of the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, including imported Zika congenital syndrome cases; sequelae of civil conf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Outbreak Contained - WHO
[Leadership] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the critical phase of Nigeria's largest Lassa fever outbreak is under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: ‘Largest-ever’ outbreak of Lassa fever contained but monitoring still needed, says UN health agency
With the largest-ever outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever in Nigeria having been contained, continued vigilance is vital to deal with any flare-ups, the United Nations health agency warned on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Averting the Lassa Fever Scare - Multifaceted Action Urgently Required
[Observer] In early March this year the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) reported the outbreak of Lassa fever in Montserrado and Nimba counties, claiming three lives. Immediately following this scary announcement, the Daily Observer, in an Editorial, called on the Liberian government to treat the resurgence of this deadly disease with urgency, in order to forestall its spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Declares Emergency Over Lassa Fever Deaths
[NEWS] As Lassa Fever 'Kills' Two In M/Gibi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Outbreak is Over - Health Minister
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health has declared the Lassa fever outbreak ravaging the country over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever: Introduction
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This one-hour course provides an introduction to Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever with symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus disease that is endemic in much of West Africa, and usually sparks a seasonal outbreak from December to March. Participants will learn to describe signs, symptoms, and transmission routes of Lassa fever; list prevention and control techniques; and describe Lassa fever's public health challenges. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Officer Dies of Lassa Fever in Ondo
[Vanguard] A health officer in the service of Ondo State government, identified as Rasheedat Mohammed, has reportedly died of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Fear Grips Ondo Hospital Workers
[This Day] Akure -A few months after the deadly Lassa Fever was contained in Ondo State, the disease has allegedly killed one health officer at the Kidney Care Centre, Medical Village, Ondo town, Ondo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nextstrain: Real-Time Tracking of Lassa Virus Evolution
Nextstrain. 04/23/2018 This resource makes visualizations for exploring data about the Lassa virus evolution in six African countries. It shows 358 genomes from eight authors, from three host species, dated February 16, 2018, to March 10, 2018. This work is made possible by the open sharing of genetic data by research groups. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Hajj 2018 - Nigeria Assures Saudi Authorities of Tackling Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] Nigeria's Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that the country is on the verge of tackling the Lassa fever outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:New Lassa Infections Lowest Since Outbreak Began
[Daily Trust] Weekly reports of new confirmed infections of Lassa fever have hit the lowest on record since the outbreak started, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Cases Decline to Lowest Level in Four Months - Report
[Premium Times] After more than 100 deaths and almost 400 confirmed infections, Nigeria in April recorded a sharp decline in the spread of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). Of these, 413 patients were confirmed with Lassa fever, nine were classified as probable 1422 tested negative and were classified as non-cases and for the five remaining suspect cases laboratory results are pending. Among the 413 confirmed and the nine probable Lassa fever cases, 114 deaths were reported (case fatality rate for confirmed cases is 25.4% and...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lassa Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/2017 This three-page report is based on data for 2015, when no cases of Lassa fever or other infections by arenaviruses responsible for viral hemorrhagic fevers were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. It provides information on methods, epidemiology, discussion facts, and public health implications. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nobody Is Quarantined for Lassa Fever in Adamawa
[Daily Trust] Adamawa Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Atiku says that nobody was quarantined following a case of Lassa Fever outbreak in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:One Dead, 81 Quarantined for Lassa Fever in Adamawa
[Leadership] Adamawa state government has confirmed one person dead, 81 others quarantined and undergoing medical observation at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola in Adamawa state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:MSF Warns Vigilance Must Remain On Lassa Fever
[Daily Trust] The medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders says number of cases of Lassa fever detected is reducing but the country needs to remain vigilant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:No Lassa Fever Vaccine Anywhere in the World - Virologist
[Guardian] Enugu -A Virologist, Prof Simeon Magaji Agwale, yesterday, insisted that there is no certified vaccine for the treatment of Lassa Fever anywhere in the world, stressing that Nigeria was best suited to develop vaccines for the cure of the disease for the rest of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Lassa Fever Is Endemic, Difficult to Curtail
[This Day] Abuja -The deadly Lassa Fever outbreak may continue to threaten the lives of Nigerians and health workers for a long time to come, findings have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inovio snags $56m award for Lassa fever, MERS vaccines
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) inked a $56 million partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to develop vaccine candidates against Lassa fever and middle east respiratory syndrome. According to the terms of the deal, CEPI is slated to support Inovio’s preclinical and clinical efforts through to Phase II trials of INO-4500, its Lassa fever vaccine, and INO-4700, its MERS vaccine. The agreement also includes options to establish stockpiles of both vaccines, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Inovio snags $56m award for ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Research & Development Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:7 Things You Should Know About Nigeria's Largest Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Bhekisisa] Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Nigeria's Death Toll Rises to 101
[Premium Times] The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of the year, has risen to 101, the Nigerian centre for Disease Control has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Kills Three, Affects Eight New Persons in Six States
[Guardian] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed eight new cases of Lassa fever and three deaths in six states, within one week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:The Ins and Outs of Deadly Lassa Fever
[Africa Check] What are the symptoms of Lassa fever, how does it spread and when is a vaccine expected? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Kills 142 in Nigeria Since January
[Vanguard] Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday, reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Spreads to 20 States, Kills 142 With 400 Confirmed Cases
[Guardian] The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has spread to 20 states leaving 142 dead and 400 confirmed cases.This is compared to the figures released on March 25, 2018, which showed 134 deaths and 394 confirmed cases in 19 states meaning there are eight more deaths, six more confirmed cases and the virus has spread to a new state - Abia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - PDP Blames FG Over Abia Doctor's Death
[PDP] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government directly responsible for the avoidable and painful death of Dr. Ndukwu Chizaram of the Federal Medical Center, Umuahia, Abia state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:30 People Watched as Lassa Fever Kills Doctor
[This Day] Abuja and Umuahia -No fewer than 30 persons have been placed on surveillance following the death of a medical doctor who was said to have contacted Lassa fever in Abia State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Standard Case Definition of Priority Diseases/Conditions in Nigeria
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 08/2017 This 14-page document provides a table of diseases and conditions in Nigeria, and standard case definitions for suspected cases. Diseases and conditions include anthrax, cholera, dengue fever, Lassa fever, SARS, and yellow fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Standard Operating Procedures for Lassa Fever Case Management
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 04/2017 This 36-page plan details standard operating procedures that provide healthcare workers a clear and easy guide to managing patients with Lassa fever in Nigeria. It provides guidance on Clinical Management of Lassa Fever Patient; Standard Operating Procedure for Hospital Discharge of a Confirmed Lassa Fever Patient; Hospital Discharge of a Suspected Lassa Fever Patient; and Safe Burial of Lassa Fever Victims. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Case Management Form: LASSA Fever Nigeria, 29 March 2018
World Health Organization. 03/29/2018 This two-page document is a rapid case management form to provide technical guidance on Lassa fever. Input topics include Case Identification/Demographic Details, Clinical Details, Complications at Any Time, and Treatment Information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Safely Collect Blood Samples by Phlebotomy from Patients Suspected to be Infected with Lassa: Interim Guidance, February 2018
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This seven-page document details five steps for collecting blood samples by phlebotomy from patients suspected to be infected with Lassa fever, including assembling equipment, putting on and taking off personal protective equipment, and preparing the blood sample for transport. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Safely Ship Human Blood Samples from Lassa Cases Within a Country by Road, Rail and Sea: Interim Guidance, February 2018
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This five-page document details five steps for shipping human blood samples from Lassa cases within a country by road, rail, and sea. It discusses equipment needed, how to prepare and package the sample, and how to label and finalize the shipment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Strange Disease Kills Eight As Tuberculosis Claims 21 Lives in Kano
[Guardian] Lassa fever death toll hits 134, confirmed cases rise to 394 in one week (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Govt Should Take More Responsibility in Fighting Disease - Experts
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has been urged to show more commitment in the fight against Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Nigeria's Public Health Actions Trigger Decline in Reported Cases - WHO
[Vanguard] Abuja -The World Health Organisation, WHO, says Lassa fever outbreak, measured by the number of weekly reported cases and deaths, has shown a decreasing trend in Nigeria in the most recent four weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Outbreak Slowing, but Remains a Concern - WHO
[Premium Times] After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 18 March 2018, 1495 suspected cases and 119 deaths have been reported from 19 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). During this period 376 patients were confirmed, nine were classified as probable, 1084 tested negative and 26 are awaiting laboratory results (pending). Among the 376 cases classified as confirmed and nine classified as probable, 95 deaths were reported (case fatality rate for confirmed and probable cases = 24.7%). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria:Fatal Mice Fever Sparks Regional Crisis
[CAJ News] Abuja -A worsening outbreak of Lassa fever has claimed no less than 110 people in Nigeria and spread to neighbouring countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the trail of Lassa fever in southern Nigeria
Nafissa Ikerodah is both a detective and diplomat of sorts. On a Saturday morning in early March, the Disease Surveillance Officer in Edo State area rushes to a household where a man has just died of Lassa fever. The young father left behind two sons who show symptoms of the infectious disease. Nafissa wants to get the children to a hospital as quickly as possible. One boy is so weak he can barely stand. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: lassa fever [subject] Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Deaths Hit 119 With 376 Confirmed
[Guardian] Latest update on Lassa fever outbreak in the country showed that the disease has in one week killed five more people with 11 new confirmed and 109 fresh suspected cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Rural Dwellers Still Eat Rats
[Daily Trust] In an effort to prevent further outbreak of Lassa fever, Ebonyi Government is to begin intensive campaigns against rat consumption in rural areas where inhabitants erroneously believe rats have high nutritional value. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the frontlines of the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria
In early January, John had one of the most terrifying experiences of his life. The mechanic from a rural community in Edo state in southern Nigeria came down with Lassa fever. “I was scared the illness would kill me,” says John, who prefers to go by a pseudonym. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: lassa fever [subject] Source Type: news