Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 4 in Kaduna As Governor Orders Investigation
[Vanguard] Fear grips Kaduna as 4 persons were feared dead due to the outbreak of suspected viral hemorrhagic fever, Lassa Fever, at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Suspected Outbreak of Lassa Fever in Kaduna
[Leadership] The Kaduna State government has confirmed the suspected outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, popularly known as Lassa Fever, at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital located in the Kaduna metropolis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

A deadly viral illness is exploding in West Africa. Researchers are scrambling to figure out why
Reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Irrua, Nigeria, and Kenema, Sierra Leone— Sitting on a bench outside the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo state in southwestern Nigeria in September 2023, Muhammed Luqman Dagana recounted his ordeal earlier in the year with Lassa fever, a deadly hemorrhagic disease of West Africa. At first the 33-year-old wasn’t alarmed—his fever, headache, body aches, and cough were innocuous enough. A doctor at his local clinic gave him antibiotics for typhoid fever and antimalarial drugs. But his symptoms persisted, so he tried anoth...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims 10 Lives in Ebonyi
[Premium Times] The affected local government areas include: Onicha, Ikwo, Ezza North, Ebonyi, Izzi, Ohaukwu and Abakaliki with Hausa quarters and Nkaliki areas in Abakaliki recording the highest number of cases." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling the Spread of Lassa Fever in Nigeria
[MSF] "My mother-in-law asked me how I was feeling and I told her I was fine, but I knew I was not," says Ngozi*, a small trader from Abakaliki. "I was stooling, vomiting and couldn't keep my eyes open." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Aid and Assistance External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 227 Die As Over 1,200 Infected in 28 States
[Vanguard] ...NCDC activates emergency operation centre (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records Over 1,000 Lassa Fever Infections, 219 Deaths in 2023
[Premium Times] NCDC noted that 28 states recorded at least one confirmed case across 121 Local Government Areas in 2023. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Benue Records 5 Deaths, 5 Others Isolated
[Vanguard] Five deaths have been recorded at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, Makurdi due to suspected Lassa fever cases in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Influence of personal and collective social capital on flood preparedness and community resilience: evidence from Old Fadama, Ghana - Abunyewah M, Erdiaw-Kwasie MO, Okyere SA, Thayaparan G, Byrne M, Lassa J, Zander KK, Fatemi MN, Maund K.
Social capital constitutes an important resource in vulnerable cities of the developing world where formal disaster management capacities are weak, responses are limited, and socio-economic deprivations run deep along spatial dimensions. Yet, little is kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Governing disaster risk in Myanmar: institutions and policy pathways during 1885-2015 - Tun T, Lassa JA.
Unlike many disaster-prone countries in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and the Philippines, there is a lack of study on Myanmar's long-term evolution of disaster policy, governance and institutions. A substantial increase in the Myanmar disaster managem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Killed 200 in 2023, Says Disease Control Centre
[Leadership] Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said that Nigeria recorded 1,170 confirmed cases of lassa fever and 200 deaths from January to 3rd December, 2023. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records 200 Deaths in 11 Months
[Premium Times] Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Are We There Yet? Leveraging the Private Sector for Lassa Vaccine R&D
[Nigeria Health Watch] The search for an effective vaccine against Lassa fever has gained momentum in recent years. Currently, early supportive care and the anti-viral drug Ribavirin are the primary methods of patient treatment. Lassa fever has long been a public health concern in Nigeria and parts of West Africa, since the disease was first identified in 1969. The disease remains a concern, as in October 2023, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Prevention recorded a total of 1095 confirmed cases with 188 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Science and Biotechnology West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Registers 1,968 Lassa Fever Cases in 28 States
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), has registered 1,068 Lassa fever infections across 112 local government areas in 28 states of the federation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records Over 1,000 Confirmed Cases, 181 Deaths
[Premium Times] The number of suspected cases increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news