Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    Lassa fever kills Abia doctor

Lassa fever kills Abia doctor

Ndukwu Chizaram, a doctor at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, Abia state, has reportedly died of Lassa fever.Innocent Orji, president of the association of resident doctors (ARD) in the state, said Chizaram took ill and was diagnosed with the disease after attending to an 11-month old baby who later died.The baby was, however, not confirmed to have been infected with [...]

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    Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 110

Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 110

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says a total of 110 persons have died in the current Lassa fever outbreak.In its latest weekly report which was released on Tuesday, the centre said a total of 1121 suspected cases have been reported from the beginning of the year to March 4, out of which 353 are confirmed positive.It said eight of [...]

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    31 killed in Lassa fever outbreak, says health minister

31 killed in Lassa fever outbreak, says health minister

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the current outbreak of Lassa fever has affected 15 states with 31 deaths recorded.Speaking at the emergency National Council of Health meeting in Abuja on Monday, he said there are now 105 laboratory-confirmed cases with three probable cases.He said Nigeria had recorded 77 cases of Lassa fever in 2018.Adewole listed affected states to include [...]

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    16 deaths recorded as Lassa fever spreads to 10 states

16 deaths recorded as Lassa fever spreads to 10 states

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says 107 suspected cases of Lassa fever virus have been recorded in 10 states across the country. In a statement on Wednesday, the center said there the total number of confirmed cases had risen to 61 as of Sunday, with 16 deaths recorded.The statement issued by Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC chief executive officer, lister the [...]

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    ‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

When Victor Ahmad was treating a patient who was infected with Lassa fever, he probably did not know that he will end up a victim of the virus.He had been diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever while treating the patient at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, in Kogi state.Barely 48 hours after the diagnosis, he went the way of three [...]

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    Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

 Kogi state has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, with a medical doctor working at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, confirmed to be a victim of the disease.Olatunde Alabi, medical director of FMC, who briefed reporters on Saturday, said the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to [...]

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    Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

The Ebonyi government on Thursday ordered the closure of all public and private schools to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state.John Eke, the commissioner for education, told NAN that the closure was part of proactive steps taken to contain the spread of the disease in the state.According to him, the government embarked on the [...]

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    ‘Doctor, nurse infected’ as Lassa fever kills one in Nasarawa

‘Doctor, nurse infected’ as Lassa fever kills one in Nasarawa

A doctor and nurse at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, Nasarawa state, are suspected to have contracted Lassa fever.The duo were said to have contracted the virus from a patient who died earlier on Wednesday.The nurse is reportedly in transit to Irua, Edo state, while the doctor is said to be under surveillance.This development comes three days after two doctors and [...]

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    Lassa fever kills two doctors in Ebonyi

Lassa fever kills two doctors in Ebonyi

Two resident doctors have died as a result of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state.Ariom Anthony Ifeanyi, secretary, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi chapter, confirmed the development on Sunday."It's a sad day for NMA Ebonyi state as we lose two of our members same day to Lassa fever," he said in a statement."Dr Ali Felix has just been laid to rest [...]

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    NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said the current outbreak of Lassa fever led to the deaths of 85 people in 19 states.This was published in a report on the centre's  website.The are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara and Lagos.The report said the outbreak [...]

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    Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Haruna Mshelia, the Borno commissioner for health, on Thursday said one suspected case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.Mshelia told journalists in Maiduguri that the case was reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state.He said that the patient was initially quarantined but discharge after medical examinations."The patient was discharged after medical examination [...]

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    Lassa fever spreads to Yobe, LUTH increases surveillance

Lassa fever spreads to Yobe, LUTH increases surveillance

Four persons have been placed under isolation in Yobe state over suspicion of the deadly Lassa feverIn Lagos, where two people died some days ago, the authorities of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have increased surveillance. Over 100 people are in the isolation ward of the hospital, while four are under survellaince in Yobe.Bello Kawuwa, Yobe state commissioner [...]

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    Ikorodu health officials placed on alert over corpse of Lassa fever victim

Ikorodu health officials placed on alert over corpse of Lassa fever victim

The Lagos state epidemiology unit has put out a notice to all heads of health departments in Ikorodu local government area over the corpse of a victim released from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).LUTH management had reportedly released the corpse to the family before realising that the victim died from hemorrhagic fever.The unit has directed health officials to list all contacts [...]

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    Lassa fever hits Lagos, kills two, 100 placed under surveillance

Lassa fever hits Lagos, kills two, 100 placed under surveillance

Lassa fever has killed two patients at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in the Idi-Araba area of the state.Chris  Bode, chief medical director of the hospital, confirmed this on Tuesday, saying 100 workers were being monitored.The hospital said the patients died after spending a few days in admission. WHAT IS LASSA FEVER?Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), [...]

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    Lassa fever kills NYSC member in Cross River

Lassa fever kills NYSC member in Cross River

Onwuegbuzie Stanley-Samuel, an NYSC member deployed to Cross River, has died of Lassa fever disease at the Universityof Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).Inyang Asibong, state commissioner for health, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Calabar, said the deceased hailed from Delta state and that he was serving in Obubra before he died.Abisong said that the deceased was first admitted [...]

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    HURRAY! No more lassa fever in Delta

HURRAY! No more lassa fever in Delta

Delta state has been declared free of Lassa fever disease, Patrick Ukah, the commissioner for information, has announced.The commissioner made the information known in Asaba on Wednesday when he briefed journalists on some of the decisions made at the state executive council meeting.Nicholas Azinge, the commissioner for health, told the council that following the death of one person in the [...]

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