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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

Nigeria hit by unprecedented Lassa fever outbreak
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roberts, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Nigeria:What We're Doing to Stop Lassa Fever, Meningitis, Other Diseases - Official
[Premium Times] In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Owoseye Ayodamola and Adebowale Nike on March 2 in Abuja, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaks on the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, government's effort to improve testing of specimens and the activities of the agency since he took office at the helm of the agency in August 2016. Mr. Ihekweazu doubles as the Director of the Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC), an agency of ECOWAS r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Kills Three in Ekiti
[Guardian] The Ekiti State Government has uncovered fresh cases of Lassa fever, which has claimed three lives.The victims were a patient who tested positive to the disease, and two others who had contact with the deceased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 114 With 365 Cases in 19 States
[Guardian] The latest Lassa fever outbreak in country has claimed four more lives, caused 12 confirmed new cases and 265 fresh suspected infections in one week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Is Providing Free Treatment for Lassa Fever Patients, Says NCDC
[Guardian] Contrary to reports that the prohibitive cost of treating Lassa fever is engendering the spread and fatality of the disease in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said the federal and state governments had been providing free diagnosis, treatment and care for all the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt's Response to Lassa Fever Cases Prompt - Minister
[Leadership] Contrary to reports that the nation's prohibitive cost of Lassa fever treatment is engendering high mortality, the Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole has said the federal government has continued to lead the response to the Lassa fever outbreak across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Treatment for Lassa Fever Is Free - Govt
[Leadership] The federal government has debunked a media report which revealed that the high cost of treating Lassa Fever was responsible for the high mortality rate recorded so far in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Treatment of Lassa Fever Is Free - Govt
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has released the statement below on the treatment of Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Lassa Fever Resurfaces With 3 Deaths
[Observer] Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic illness caused by a virus that is transmitted through contact with the urine or feces of infected rodents and through direct contact with body fluids of infected individuals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lassa fever symptoms: Is there a cure? Virus spreads like plague 
LASSA fever has been causing havoc in Nigeria with the number of cases being usually high for the time of year. The disease has been likened to the plague and reports say the current outbreak could “cause dangerous epidemics”. So what are the symptoms to look for and is there a cure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Know More About Lassa Virus Pediatricians Should Know More About Lassa Virus
Pediatricians need to be aware of Lassa virus risk factors and treatment standards, as the virus may be an unrecognized source of infection among children newly arrived in the United States from endemic areas.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nigeria says 'unprecedented' Lassa fever outbreak killed 110 this year
LAGOS (Reuters) - An outbreak of Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an "unprecedented" outbreak that has hit half of the states in Africa's most populous nation, its disease control agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Scientist Develops Ebola, Lassa Fever Detector
[Guardian] Abuja -A Nigerian scientist, Dr. Michael Odighemeh, has announced the discovery of a fuzzy-neutral expert system for detecting Ebola and Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Responds to Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria UK Responds to Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria
The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team is being deployed to Nigeria as part of global efforts to control a Lassa fever outbreak.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lassa fever death toll hits 110 after 'severe' outbreak in Nigeria
Global health chiefs say this is the worst outbreak of the deadly bug to have ever rocked Nigeria, with 1,121 suspected cases since January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Containing the Lassa Fever Epidemic
[This Day] The authorities could do more to contain the viral disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news