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February 17, 2018 2:26 PM Lassa Fever: Osun Govt Cautions Against Panic

The state government of Osun has insisted that there is no reason for any citizen of the state to panic, saying there is no outbreak of Lassa fever in any part of the state. It said there has not been any report about the disease by the state medical officials who are observing patients in hospitals. In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information 17

February 16, 2018 6:04 AM Lassa fever kills two pregnant women, one other in Benue

Lassa fever has claimed two pregnant women and a man in Makurdi, Benue State. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Cecilia Ojabo disclosed this to newsmen in Makurdi on Thurdsay. She said one of the pregnant women was confirmed positive when her blood sample was sent to a specialist hospital in Irua in Edo State, while the other died on her way to the hospital 15

February 14, 2018 3:00 PM “No Case Of LASSA Fever In Ile-Ife”

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife has assured residents of the State of Osun that there is no more case of Lassa fever in the ancient town. Chairman of a committee set up by the hospital management on Lassa fever, Prof Adedeji Onyade stated this in a telephone correspondent with our reporter on Wednesday 16

February 13, 2018 4:06 PM Osun Commissioner Denies Reports Of Lassa Fever

The State Government of Osun on Tuesday debunked rumors of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa made the disclosure in press statement. According to the statement “the state government of Osun wishes to inform the general public that there is no outbreak of Lassa fever in any part of the state 20

February 8, 2018 10:07 AM 1.2m IDPs for Yellow fever vaccination in Borno

The Borno State Government, supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF, has commenced vaccination of 1.2 million people against yellow fever in the state. The exercise which target displaced persons at their camps across 57 wards in 25 local governments of the state, runs from Monday 5 to February 14, 2018, the WHO and UNICEF said in a joint 20

February 5, 2018 6:46 PM Lassa fever victim dies in Cross River

A pregnant woman has reportedly died at the University Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) over suspected case of lassa fever. The Cross River State government, DAILY POST gathered provided several measures, but the victim eventually gave up the ghost. The Commissioner for Health in Cross River State Dr. Inyang Asibong told DAILY POST on phone on Monday 22

February 4, 2018 11:13 AM Akeredolu Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak In Ondo State

The Ondo State Executive Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Akure (The State Capital) which is recorded to have taken nine lives. Akeredolu revealed that a total of 102 suspected cases of Lassa fever were reported in eight local government areas of the state. “Thirty six of 79 cases have been confirmed with laboratory 16

January 26, 2018 11:44 AM FCTA reacts to ‘outbreak’ of Lassa Fever in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has not yet recorded any case of Lassa fever in the nation’s capital. FCT Director of Public Health, Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu dismissed the speculation on the reported case of Lass fever in Asokoro General Hospital as “false”. Okoroukwu explained that samples of the suspected cases were taken to Irrua 19

January 25, 2018 3:50 PM Management of Asokoro District Hospital speaks on report of Laasa fever

The management of Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, has dismissed reports of an alleged outbreak of Lassa fever in the facility. The Acting Medical Director and Head Clinical Services, Dr Chidi Nnabuchi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that the rumour was not true. Nnabuchi also said the rumoured death of a doctor and two nurses 23

January 24, 2018 2:03 PM 2 dead, 7 quarantined in Imo

An outbreak of Lassa fever has been reported in Imo state, with two persons dead and seven others quarantined. The Imo State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, who confirmed the death said two persons died of the virus after they were “referred out of” the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. Uwakwem said, “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever 23