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Zika virus infection: Nigeria “advises” travel restriction for pregnant women

The Federal Ministry of Health today issued travel restriction to Latin America for pregnant women, as part of measures to prevent the deadly Zika virus infection now raging in the

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Lagos begins measles immunisation

Amidst news of sporadic outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, the Lagos State Government has commenced immunization against the disease for children aged nine to 59 months.

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Lassa Fever: Lagos records another death

Lagos State has recorded another death from Lassa fever outbreak currently raging in many parts of the country. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris informed newsmen, Wednesday, of

UNICEF launches $2.8 billion appeal for children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday announced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever

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Drug scarcity hits Sudan

Khartoum — The plight of medicine supply in Sudan has worsened as competent authorities fail to provide vital drugs and prices have increased, sometimes by up to 100 percent, over

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Facts you should know about Zika virus infection, Zika fever

What is Zika virus infection? Zika virus infection is caused by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, usually causing mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, and muscle pain. The virus was

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada

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WHO raises alert on highly contagious meningitis outbreaks in African countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alert on Meningitis outbreaks in some African countries saying the outbreaks have become “an enormous public health threat.” Describing the outbreak in

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Fidson Pharma rewards Astymin users

… Rolls out cash promo Users of Astymin brand of multivitamin, will now gain financial and nutritional reward through constant use of the multivitamin. Makers of the brand, Fidson Pharmaceuticals

Lassa fever: Lagos gives update

… records 14 suspected cases LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE ON LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK JANUARY, 22ND, 2016 I. Preamble Lagos State has recorded 14 suspected cases of Lassa Fever

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Measles outbreak In Oyo

… kills 1 The Acting Director, Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladapo yesterday announced the outbreak of measles in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

FG inaugurates Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever eradication

… death figure rises to 76 The Federal Government has inaugurated a Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever Eradication to coordinate the nation’s efforts to wipe out the disease now reported

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Health minister convenes emergency National Council meeting

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has convened an Emergency National Council on health meeting to discuss the on-going Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. The meeting ,

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Lassa Fever: Lagos records first case

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the occurrence of the first case of Lassa fever in the State. The patient; a 25 year old, male, undergraduate of Ahmadu Bello University,

FG designates 6 labs for lassa fever detection

We will concentrate on prevention because currently, there is no vaccine as of today. I have been notified of a candidate vaccine which we will put through clinical trial to

Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

Rivers doctors begin strike

… protest incessant kidnap of colleagues Medical doctors in Rivers today commenced a three-day strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state. Addressing a press conference

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Lassa fever kills doctor in Rivers state

As the number of death increase from the ravaging Lassa fever outbreak in the country, a medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has

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Facts you need to know about Lassa fever

Key facts ● Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 1-4 weeks duration that occurs in West Africa. ● The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact

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Lassa Fever Update: Red alert in states

More states in the country have put their citizens on red alert following the outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states of the federation. While a few of the states

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Use of oral antifungal drug during pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion – Study

In an analysis of approximately 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark, use of the oral antifungal medication fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion compared with

German entrepreneur invents contraceptive device for men

• may replace vasectomy • allows men to turn their fertility on and off with the flick of a switch (inside the scrotum) • first trials on 25 men are

Lassa fever again!

• Kills 35, 76 cases reported in 8 states in fresh outbreak Nigeria has again been hit with the deadly Lassa fever outbreak now raging in eight states of the

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Repeated antibiotics courses may alter children’s development – Study

A new animal study by New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on

WHO introduces 17 sustainable goals to end poverty, hunger

GENEVA – As 2016 begins, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years, (2030). In a

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