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One More Reason To Not Take Infant Jaundice, Measles And Meningitis Lightly

Infant jaundice is surprisingly a common condition that affects about 50% of newborns. The condition is characterised by yellowish coloration of a baby’s skin, and the white part of their eyes. Measles, on the other hand, is a highly contagious

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FG Calls On Parents And Caregivers To Do The Needful As Second Dose Measles Vaccination For Children Of This Age Commences

The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that it will be introducing second dose of measles vaccination into the routine immunisation schedule. The second dose measles vaccination is for children aged 15 months. The first dose is administered at nine

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COVID-19: UNICEF, WHO, Warn Of Imminent Measles & Polio Outbreak In Nigeria

World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Children Fund (UNICEF) have raised the alarm over a possible outbreak of measles and polio in Nigeria. This was because of the disruption in immunization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as

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FG Announces New Laboratory For Yellow Fever, Measles & Rubella Testing

The Federal Ministry of Health, through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network. According to a statement signed by the Director-General, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu on Tuesday,

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Nigerian Moms, Nkechi Onu And Okon Cecilia Recount How They Nearly Lost Their Kids To Killer Scourge Called Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), measles ranks top as the world greatest killer scourge of children globally. Measles affects about 20 million people a year, primarily

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Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Alerts FG On The Need For Preventive Measures Against A Possible Outbreak Of Measles

The National Centre for Disease Control said in its weekly report on the management of diseases in the country that about 446 suspected cases of measles with one death were recorded in 133 council areas in 27 states, yet none

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Study Reveals How Measles Wipes Off Immunity Of Children Even After Treatment And What To Do To Restore A Child’s Health After

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. A new study on how measles affects a child’s health has come up with

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WHO Issues Dire Warning After Measles Cases Increase 300% Globally In 2019 Alone

The World Health organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over the surge in cases of measles since the beginning of 2019 and that it keeps getting worse despite the availability of a perfect vaccine. Health organizations around the world are also

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