Tag Lassa Fever

LASSA FEVER UPDATE! New Cases of Lassa Fever Outbreak

The outbreak of Lassa fever seems to be taggering and new cases keep coming up. The need to help one another and stop the disease from spreading has been called out. According to reports, the medical practitioners have formed a

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LASSA FEVER ALERT! Ogun State Confirms Outbreak, 66 People Quarantined

The Ogun State Government has confirmed the outbreak of the dreadful Lassa fever disease. It was gathered that a 20-year-old patient tested positive for the virus and has been moved to one of the isolation centres set up by the state government. Punch

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LASSA FEVER ALERT! Pregnant Woman & One Confirmed Dead, 100 LUTH Staff Under Surveillance

The dreadful Lassa Fever has killed two people, including a pregnant woman in Lagos state as 100 Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, workers who had contact with the victims had been placed under surveillance, Vanguard reports. Chief Medical Director, LUTH,

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Lassa Fever Re-emerges | One Confirmed Dead in Plateau State

The deadly Lassa fever disease has re-emerged in Plateau State, causing the death of one person and sparking fear in the area. The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kamshak Kudeng, confirmed the outbreak of the fever in an interview

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LASSA FEVER ALERT: Five Cases Confirmed in Ondo State

The dreadful Lassa fever disease has hit Ondo State as no fewer than five people have reportedly been infected with the deadly disease. According to the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Taye Oni, who spoke with journalists

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How Lassa Fever Killed Nursing Student in Anambra

A medical official has lost her life to the dreaded Lassa Fever disease in the South-eastern part of Nigeria while several others who came in touch with her are under surveillance. The Anambra State Government, on Monday, confirmed the news, urging

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LASSA FEVER: How To Protect Your Loved Ones From Contracting The Disease

According to WHO, Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. Humans usually become infected with Lassa virus from exposure to urine or faeces of infected Mastomys rats.

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LASSA FEVER: Spread to 17 States Confirmed as Number of Deaths Hit 63

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, confirmed yesterday during the emergency National Council of Health meeting in Abuja that the dreaded Lassa fever disease has spread to 17 states as well as the FCT, claiming 63 lives out of

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LASSA FEVER: Medical & Health Workers Union Warns Against Consuming Soaked Garri

The Lagos State Council of the Medical and Health Workers Union has reportedly warned the public to shun the consumption of soaked garri as a precautionary measure to avoid falling prey to the dreaded Lassa fever which has so far

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Lassa Fever Kills Mum & Baby in Port Harcourt

Following the recent Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, a nursing mum and her two-week-old baby have died of the disease in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Confirming the report on Monday, the state’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Theophilus Odagme, told newsmen: “First incident happened between

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