Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tag "NCDC"

    Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no cause for alarm over the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ahead of the upcoming friendly between Nigeria and the country.The match is scheduled to hold on May 28, and more than 40 cases — including 25 deaths — in the outbreak are under investigation.Addressing a press conference in Abuja [...]

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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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    Nine killed as yellow fever spreads to 16 states

Nine killed as yellow fever spreads to 16 states

At least nine people have reportedly been killed in an outbreak of Yellow fever in Nigeria.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest situation report.The current outbreak was first recorded in a young girl in Oke Owa community of Ifelodun local government area (LGA) of Kwara state on September 12, 2017. WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?It is an [...]

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    2017: A year like never before for infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria

2017: A year like never before for infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria

BY CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU In the year 2017, like never before, Nigeria was faced with several outbreaks - Cerebrospinal Meningitis, Lassa fever, Yellow fever, Cholera and most recently Monkeypox. There was definitely no quiet period for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - the national public health agency with the responsibility of preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks. From one [...]

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    12 things to know about monkeypox

12 things to know about monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare and infectious disease caused by monkey virus, transmitted from animals to human, with symptoms similar to those of smallpox, although less severe. The first incident of the disease in Nigeria was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 31 suspected cases have been reported across seven states including  Rivers, [...]

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    NCDC: 31 suspected cases of monkeypox reported in seven states

NCDC: 31 suspected cases of monkeypox reported in seven states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 31 suspected cases of monkeypox have so far been reported in seven states across the country.Chikwe Ihekweazu, the national coordinator/chief executive officer of NCDC, made this known on Monday in Abuja.According to Ihekweazu, following the notification of a suspected monkeypox outbreak on September 22 in Bayelsa, other suspected cases have been reported [...]

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    NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to remain calm as it is working aggressively to control the monkeypox outbreak in Bayelsa state.Chikwe Ihekweazu, the chief executive officer of NCDC, told NAN on Saturday that the centre was taking steps to manage the cases and prevent further spread of the disease.According to Ihekweazu, a rapid response team [...]

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    Many states on high alert as meningitis death toll rises to 438

Many states on high alert as meningitis death toll rises to 438

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the death toll from the dreaded meningitis disease has risen to 438 from the 336 it was three days ago.Many states across the country have put health workers on alert, and have also been sensitising residents on measures to adopt in order to avoid the disease.NCDC said so far, 3,959 cases have [...]

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    Children, adolescents worst hit by meningitis outbreak

Children, adolescents worst hit by meningitis outbreak

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control says children and adolescent are the worst affected by the current outbreak of meningitis in the country.The organisation said this in a series of tweets updating Nigerians on the outbreak of the disease and its response so far.“In this outbreak most affected are around ages 5-20. What differentiates meningitis is neck stiffness and extreme [...]

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    NCDC: We are focusing on immunisation, early detection to curtail meningitis outbreak

NCDC: We are focusing on immunisation, early detection to curtail meningitis outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the meningitis outbreak control team is focusing on communicating prevention messages, case detection, verification and management to curtail the outbreak.The organisation said this in a statement released on Thursday.“The Outbreak Control Team is focusing on communicating prevention messages, strengthening surveillance, case detection, verification and management as well as communication and coordination across [...]

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