Medical Doctor Dies of Lassa Fever In Edo

A medical doctor has died of Lassa fever in Edo State. The President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Lassa Fever: 11 More People Die As Death Toll Hits

No fewer than 11 more people have died from the outbreak of Lassa fever since the beginning of the year 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figure in its latest situation report on the disease. It explained that the patients lost their lives to the disease in the ninth week which […]

Lassa Fever: 63 People Placed Under Surveillance In Lagos

The Lagos State Government has placed 63 people under surveillance over fears that they may have been infected by a Lassa Fever patient. The Commissioner for Health in the State, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Health, Dr Tunbosun Ogunbamwo. This comes a day […]

Lagos Records First Case Of Lassa Fever In 2020

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has  confirmed that the state has recorded the first case of Lassa fever in the year 2020. Mr Abayomi made the confirmation in a statement issued on Wednesday. According to the Health commissioner, the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). The […]

Lassa Fever: “Store House-Hold Refuse In Sanitary Refuse Bags, Tight-Fitting

Lagos State has recorded a case of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever which has been reported to be raging in over 19 States in the country. The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. […]

Lassa Fever: LUTH Confirms First Case

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the hospital which has been reported to be raging in over 19 states in the country. The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, stated that the situation is under control and also called on residents […]

‘Staying In Overcrowded Places Could Aid Lassa Fever Infection’ -Medical

A Medical Practitioner has advised those suffering from stubborn fever which is not yieding to treatment to seek further tests. Dr Olayinka Ilesanmi of the Department of Public Health, University College Hospital gave the advise on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 on Oluyole F.M Yoruba discussion programme ‘Gbarada’, stating that such ailment could be Lassa Fever. […]

Lassa Fever: “Stay Away From Rodents” -Expert Warns

As Lassa Fever continues to ravage some States in Nigeria, the people of Oyo State have been told to cooperate with health workers in preventing the disease from spreading to the State. Featuring on Oluyole F.M Radio discussion programme, Breakfast Fiesta, on Monday, February 3, 2020, Dr Olukemi Adekanmbi of the Infectious Disease Unit, Department […]

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 […]

Kaduna Records One Case Of Lassa Fever

The Kaduna State government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state. The confirmation was made by the  State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni on Saturday. Dr. Mohammed-Baloni in a statement  said a 35-year-old male patient is being treated at the designated Infectious Disease Control Centre in […]