Nigeria: How Kano Contained Its Current Lassa Fever Outbreak
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Lassa Fever in Niger, Govt Declares
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Gets EU's N32m Aid to Tackle Lassa Fever
[Vanguard] The European Union on Thursday announced a donation of 80,000 Euros (N32 million), in humanitarian aid to assist families affected by Lassa fever in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: EU Supports Nigeria With N32 Million to Fight Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] The European Union has pledged to assist Nigeria with N32 million humanitarian aid to curb the spread of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: EU Announces N32m Humanitarian Aid to Fight Lassa Fever Outbreak
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Requires $2bn to Develop Coronavirus Drugs - Pharmacist
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -A Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Peace Chinedum Babalola, says Nigeria requires about $2 billion to detect, diagnose and develop drugs to fight Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fever and other epidemics in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - How Infected Student Arrived Lagos
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state, assuring residents that the infected person has been isolated, as "everything is under control." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 63 People Under Surveillance for Lassa Fever - Abayomi
[Vanguard] Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health has said that the state has put out a report confirming 63 persons under surveillance following the discovery of the case of Lassa fever in Lagos State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Death Toll from Lassa Fever Rises to 103
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
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. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Records One Case of Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] Lagos State on Tuesday recorded one case of Lassa fever, the state's commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Confirms 70 Deaths From Lassa Fever
[Vanguard] A total of 70 people died from 472 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever out of 1,708 suspected cases in 92 Local Government Areas of 26 States of the Federation within the first six weeks of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - LUTH Confirms Case
[Vanguard] The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the hospital even as it explained that the patient was responding to treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Spreads to Lagos
[Vanguard] Lagos has recorded a case of Lassa fever currently raging in 19 other states in the country. Announcing the development on Wednesday morning, the State (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Why There's a Call to Declare a Health Emergency in Nigeria
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eat More Insects to Tackle Lassa Fever, Others, Don Tells Nigerians
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -An entomologist, Professor Olusegun Lawal has advocated regular eating of insects among Nigerians as a better alternative source of protein to boost body immune system against infectious diseases such as Coronavirus, Lassa fever among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 8 in Single Week
[Daily Trust] Eight more people have been killed this week in the ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 1,047 Nigerians
[Vanguard] A total of 1,047 Nigerians have died of Lassa fever since the first reported case in 1969, the Nigerian Academy of Science, NAS, has stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No, You Can't Get Lassa Fever By Touching an Infected Corpse
[Africa Check] Two doctors at the Aminu Kano teaching hospital in Nigeria's Kano state were reported to have died of suspected Lassa fever in late January 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria's Death Toll Reaches 70
[Premium Times] The Lassa fever death toll has risen to 70, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Lassa Fever Patients At FUTA Health Centre - Management
[Vanguard] The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has debunked what it describes as an unfounded rumour captioned "Lassa Fever Hits FUTA Health Centre" being spread on the social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Osun to Engage Fumigators to Eliminate Rats, Rodents
[Vanguard] The Osun state government says it will engage consultants to go round the state to fumigate and get rid of rats and rodents that may cause health hazards including Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - LASG Sets Up Emergency Prevention Care Committee
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Zamfara Has No Case of Lassa Fever - Commissioner
[Vanguard] The Zamfara government has said that the north-western state has no case of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Are Winning War Against Lassa Fever in Edo, Says Commissioner
[This Day] The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, has said the state has made modest progress in the war against the spread of Lassa fever, noting that stringent measures have been taken by the state Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to guide against the epidemic and other communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kogi Confirms Nine Cases of Lassa Fever, Four Deaths
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hypo Begins Nationwide Campaign Against Lassa Fever
[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). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Lassa Fever Now in 27 States'
[This Day] Abuja -Minister for Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Thursday said the federal government has guaranteed the provision of the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) to operate 24 hours full service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Declare State of Emergency On Lassa Fever, Doctors Urge Govt
[Premium Times] Resident doctors in Nigeria have called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Now in 27 States - Health Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said about 27 states of the federation have recorded cases of Lassa fever as at the last count. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Update - Six New Cases Recorded in Ondo As Death Toll Rises to 22
[Premium Times] Medical authorities in Ondo State have confirmed the report of six new cases of Lassa fever since February began. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dozens Dead in Nigeria Fever Outbreak
[CAJ News] Abuja -An upsurge of the Lassa fever has left at least 41 people dead in Nigeria since the beginning of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fighting Lassa Fever Internally and Coronavirus Externally
[This Day] In juxtaposing the spread of Lassa fever to 19 states, which has infected over 250 persons and killed at least 41 Nigerians, with the increased spread of novel Coronavirus from China to 28 countries, Martins Ifijeh writes that there is no time more apt for epidemic preparedness in Nigeria (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records Six New Deaths As Confirmed Cases Increase
[Premium Times] Nigeria has registered an upsurge in the number of Lassa Fever cases since the beginning of the year, with 365 positive cases and 47 deaths reported from 23 states across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 'Why Diseases Spread Fast in Nigeria'
[Daily Trust] The Association of Water Well Drilling Rig Owner and Practitioners (AWDROP) has written the Federal Government through Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, revealing how to tackle the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NDDC, NCDC Laud Ayade for Swift Response On Lassa Fever
[Vanguard] The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Nigeria centre for disease control (NCDC) have donated Lassa Fever protective kits to fight Lassa Fever in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Another Death Recorded in Enugu Lassa Fever Outbreak
[Premium Times] The death toll in the Lassa fever outbreak in Enugu State has risen to two. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anambra Records Lassa Fever Case
[Premium Times] Anambra State has recorded what appears to be its first Lassa Fever patient in the latest nationwide outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises to 41
[Vanguard] The Federal Government says it is committed to containing Lassa fever which has claimed 41 lives in parts of the country since the beginning of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctor Tests Positive to Lassa Fever in Jalingo FMC
[This Day] Jalingo -A medical doctor who is currently serving as a house officer at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo has tested positive to Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms 41 People Killed, 258 Lassa Fever Cases
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has confirmed that at least 41 people have died of Lassa fever in parts of the country since the beginning of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises to 41
[Premium Times] The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 41, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Declare War On Lassa Fever
[Daily Trust] It should be embarrassing to our political leaders, national security and our public health officials that an epidemic of Lassa fever should befall this country every now and then. Not only is Lassa fever so highly contagious, but it is also very deadly, with much suffering and a high mortality rate among infected persons. It is for these reasons, among others, that the latest outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria deserves a much more vigorous response than the authorities are right now offering. In short, it (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Four Persons Die of Lassa Fever in Taraba
[This Day] Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State following the outbreak of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Minister Directs Health Experts to Embark On Awareness Campaigns
[Vanguard] by Lawal Sherifat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Spreads As Kogi, Delta, Record Deaths
[Vanguard] The Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in Kogi, has confirmed three cases of Lassa fever and one death in the last one week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Raises the Alarm Over Rising Cases of Lassa Fever
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported a sharp increase in the case of Lassa fever across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Kano Govt Dismisses Report of 292 Cases
[Vanguard] Kano State Government has faulted report by a section of the media which claims that the state has recorded 292 cases of Lassa Fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: LAC Praised for Managing Lassa Fever
[New Dawn] The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) together with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (US CDC) lauds the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) for achieving lowest deaths from hospitalized patients affected by Lassa fever worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Some States Yet to Receive Govt's Support As Lassa Fever Spreads
[Daily Trust] As the recent outbreak of Lassa fever continues to claim lives and spreads to more states, some affected states have received some level of support from the federal government while others have not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news