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NCDC Confirms Human Cases Of Bird Flu in Seven States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called Bird Flu. NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja. He was giving highlights of the epidemiological situation […]

COVID-19: NCDC Records Six New Cases Of British Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.  NCDC confirmed this on Monday, February 1, 2021, through its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja; stating that with the reported six cases […]

Testing for Coronavirus Disease: Benefits and Dangers of Not Testing

After about eight months of rage, COVID-19 has impacted human lives in ways unexpected. While many still see the disease as a scam, doubting the quoted figures of infection, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has, at every opportunity, emphasised the danger in such disposition.  NCDC Boss, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at one occasion said […]

Inter-State Reopening: ‘‘We Have Received Transporters COVID-19 Guidelines’’, NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has disclosed that the centre had received a draft of guidelines by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association for the proposed reopening of interstate transportation while preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The NCDC DG stated this in Abuja at the […]

NCDC Asks Churches, Mosques, Others To Submit Guidelines For Reopening

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked professional groups and faith-based organisations, including churches and mosques, to submit guidelines for reopening to the NCDC to review and advise. The NCDC DG stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He […]

COVID-19: Makinde Hosts NCDC, WHO Officials, Seeks More Support On

Officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation paid a courtesy visit to the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde. The visit on Tuesday, April 21 , 2020, gave the three parties opportunity to explored ways of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the State. Governor Makinde, who received […]

COVID-19: NCDC Target Is To Test 2000 Samples Daily In

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it’s target is to test 2000 COVID-19 samples daily in Lagos State. The Director General NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, revealed this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, noting that the agency has increased its testing capacity. According to the NCDC boss, the agency […]

“We Expect Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus To Keep Rising” –

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it expects the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country to keep rising. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who stated this on Monday, March 30, 2020, during his appearance on Channels Television, was hopeful that Nigeria would be able to manage the situation and reverse […]

29 People Killed By Lassa Fever, 195 Infected – FG

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever have been reported in 11 States. The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as of Friday, January 24, 2020. Dr Ihekweazu said out of […]