Posts Tagged ‘Outbreak’

Perm Sec. debunks outbreak of epidemic in Queens College

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 1, 2019
…Say 89 Queens College students have influenza-like illnesses The Federal Ministry of Education, Tuesday, dismissed claims of another outbreak of epidemic in Queens College Lagos, as being circulated in some sections of the media. This came as the Lagos State government, yesterday, began an investigation into the alleged outbreak of airborne flu-like illness among students […]

Yellow Fever: 23 Killed, 169 Infected As Outbreak Spread To Borno, Gombe, Kano, Katsina

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 16, 2019
The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Bauchi State has killed no fewer than 23 persons, infected 169 others and spread to Borno, Kano, Gombe, and Katsina. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday in a situation report of a cluster of the ailment said the nation was responding well to the challenge posed […]

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 10, 2019
Lab tests have confirmed that African swine fever caused the deaths of pig herds in at least seven villages near Manila. A multi-agency body will be set up to ensure the highly-contagious disease does not spread further, Philippine officials said on Monday. Secretary of Agriculture William Dar said at a news conference that 16 out […]

BREAKING| 16 Killed in Yellow Fever Outbreak in Ebonyi

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 9, 2019
At least 16 persons have died in an outbreak of yellow fever in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the state’s health ministry has said. Several other patients are receiving treatment at the Virology Centre and Iboko General Hospital in the state. Chris Achi, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health told journalists on […]

BREAKING| 75 Children Dead in Nigeria Measles Epidemic

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 27, 2019
Nigeria has embarked on one of the biggest vaccination campaigns against measles following the death of at least 75 children from the disease this year. All 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory are affected but most deaths have occurred at camps housing thousands of civilians displaced by the notorious Boko Haram terror group northeast […]

FG Declares Lassa Fever Outbreak, Activates Emergency Response

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 23, 2019
The federal government yesterday declared a Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. This followed the increase in the number of Lassa Fever cases reported in states since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said. The viral disease is contracted from the feaces of the multi-mammate rat and often transmitted […]