See breakdown of countries infected by Coronavirus

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 19, 2020
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Wednesday in Beijing: — Mainland China: 2,004 deaths […]

Senate Moves to Check Medical Brain Drain in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 19, 2020
The Senate has begun moves to check the rising emigration of medical and health professionals from Nigeria to developed countries. Consequently, a bill seeking to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Abeokuta got a boost as it scaled second reading in the Senate. In his lead debate, Sponsor of the bill, Senator […]

NCDC confirms 70 deaths from Lassa fever

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 19, 2020
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. An update of the Lassa fever Situation Report (Epi Week 06: 03 – 09 February 2020) released by the […]