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NCDC monitoring situation in 8 states for suspected cholera cases ― D-G

NCDC monitoring situation in 8 states for suspected cholera cases ― D-G

The national multi-agency cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is monitoring situation in eight states, where there are reports of suspected cholera cases. The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja while giving an […]

Benue cholera outbreak death toll now 14 ― Health Commissioner

Benue cholera outbreak death toll now 14 ― Health Commissioner

By Peter Duru – Makurdi The death toll in the recent cholera outbreak in parts of Benue state has risen to 14 while 25 others are currently being treated for the disease. Benue state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Joseph Ngbea, made this known Wednesday at the end of the weekly State Executive […]

Cholera claims lives of three children in Benue, others hospitalised

Cholera claims lives of three children in Benue, others hospitalised

By Peter Duru – Makurdi An outbreak of Cholera disease has claimed the lives of three children at Abinsi community in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state. An outbreak of the disease has also been reported at Obagaji in Agatu LGA where several persons have come down with the disease through no fatality […]

Health authorities launch massive cholera vaccination in northern Zambia

Health authorities launch massive cholera vaccination in northern Zambia

Health authorities in northern Zambia on Saturday launched a massive oral cholera vaccination campaign aimed at containing the frequent outbreak of diarrhea disease in some districts. The first round of vaccination campaign will be done in Nsama, one of the districts with high cholera incidences in which over 7,000 people will be captured, according to […]

Ogun alerts residents on possible cholera outbreak

Ogun alerts residents on possible cholera outbreak

By James Ogunnaike Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern which are common during the dry season. In a release by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, the likes of Yellow Fever, Measles and particularly Cholera, which is a water and foodborne […]

Cholera outbreak in Bauchi affected 39,795 people in 8 years — CSOs

Cholera outbreak in Bauchi affected 39,795 people in 8 years — CSOs

By Charly Agwam A coalition of civil society organisations in Bauchi State has said that the state recorded a total of 39,795 cases of Cholera outbreak between 2010 and 2018 as 3.9 million people lack access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. The Chairman, Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in the state, Sodaigi Chindo, made this […]

Cholera kills couple, 3 others in Delta

Cholera kills couple, 3 others in Delta

By Emma Amaize Five villagers, including a couple, have been killed by cholera at Sokoh, Ekremo and other shoreline communities in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, following alleged contamination of their river by oil exploration companies. Among the dead were Ekenrenwei Igenisuode and his wife, Yekikonne, at Ekremo Federated Communities, and Johnson Pabebe, Adoere […]

Lassa fever, cholera, meningitis, Covid-19 in Nigeria: The way forward

Lassa fever, cholera, meningitis, Covid-19 in Nigeria: The way forward

By Casmir Ifeanyi EARLY January this year, the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, predicted the outbreak of three periodic diseases in Nigeria, namely: Lassa fever, Cholera and Meningitis. Stressing that the Lassa fever scourge and other epidemics are as a result of the poor, neglected and relegated medical laboratory services structure and […]

Watch out for seasonal cholera, meningitis outbreaks, AMLSN warns

Watch out for seasonal cholera, meningitis outbreaks, AMLSN warns

•Blames incessant Lassa fever occurrences on neglect of lab structures By Chioma Obinna As the battle against Lassa fever outbreak rages, the Nigerian government has been warned to watch out for the imminent outbreak of seasonal meningitis and cholera even as the development has been blamed on neglect and relegation of medical laboratory services structure […]