Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states, says Fed Govt

Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states, says Fed Govt The Federal Government has said an outbreak of yellow fever is responsible for the recent “strange deaths” in some states, including Delta and Enugu. Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the clarification  Wednesday while addressing State House Correspondents after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President...... more

Yellow Fever cause of alleged unusual deaths in Enugu Ezike - Enugu govt

Yellow Fever cause of alleged unusual deaths in  Enugu Ezike - Enugu govt The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.  Unconfirmed reports from the area said no fewer than 50 lives had been...... more

COVID-19: ‘Kogi worst testing state with 250 samples’

COVID-19: ‘Kogi worst testing state with 250 samples’ The latest COVID-19 Situation Report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that Kogi State is the worst-performing state in terms of testing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to the report, out of 543,415 samples tested nationwide since the pandemic, Kogi State...... more

41,000 African health workers infected with COVID-19 -WHO

41,000 African health workers infected with COVID-19 -WHO Over 41,000 health workers have been infected with Coronavirus in Africa, the World Health Organisation, said on Thursday. While calling on African governments and other stakeholders to make greater investments and sustained commitments to the working conditions and safety of healthcare workers, the agency stressed the need for patients and health...... more

COMMENTARY: THE THREAT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE STRATEGIC EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT TO END THE SCOURGE IN EBONYI STATE

COMMENTARY: THE THREAT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE STRATEGIC EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT TO END THE SCOURGE IN EBONYI STATE  By Uchenna Orji The administration of His Excellency, Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, Governor of Ebonyi state has worked round the clock to address the issues of preventive health services through the establishment of primary Health care centres at the various wards, the General Hospitals in each of the...... more

COVID-19: Call Kogi, Cross River governors to order, NMA urges Buhari

COVID-19: Call Kogi, Cross River governors to order, NMA urges Buhari The National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Innocent Ujah on Monday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call to order the Governors of Kogi and Cross River states to avert further escalation of the COVID-19 cases in the two states. Ujah in a chat with Vanguard also...... more

Enugu records 68 new cases of coronavirus

Enugu records 68 new cases of coronavirus THE Enugu State Government has announced 68 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease thus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 144. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement in Enugu on Monday. Obi said that the Ministry of Health...... more

Nigeria posts highest surge in COVID-19 cases with 681 new infections

Nigeria posts highest surge in COVID-19 cases with 681 new infections Nigeria posted its highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 681 infections recorded all over the country on Thursday. This took the nation’s caseload to 14,554. The new figure broke the record of 553 cases in a single day logged on 30 May. And there is no respite for Lagos yet, as...... more

Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855

Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855 Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases close to 10,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this Saturday night. The Centre noted that 2,856 patients have been discharged upon recovery while 273 associated deaths have been recorded. “On the 30th of May 2020, 553 new confirmed...... more

OraQuick: New HIV Self-test Kit Hits Market

OraQuick: New HIV Self-test Kit Hits Market This feature story discusses the simplicity and confidentiality of the new test kit for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus The numbers The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is one of the widespread diseases that have resulted in high mortality rate in the world. Since discovery in 1983, about 75m people have been infected globally,...... more

Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4,641

Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4,641 Nigeria on Monday recorded 242 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,641. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website. NCDC also announced ten new fatalities recorded from coronavirus-related complications in the country. Data from the centre’s website showed...... more

Nigeria records 248 new cases of COVID-19, total now 4399

Nigeria records 248 new cases of COVID-19, total now 4399 Nigeria has reported 248 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 4399 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases in a tweet on Sunday night. It said “On the 10th of May 2020, 248 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths...... more

Nigeria records 386 new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 3912

Nigeria records 386 new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 3912 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that the nation recorded 386 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday as the total cases confirmed rose to 3912. Posting the recent report on its Twitter page, NCDC, highlighted the breakdown of the confirmed cases per states; “176-Lagos; 65-Kano;...... more

COVID-19: 183 test positive, 48 recover, two die in Lagos

COVID-19: 183 test positive, 48 recover, two die in Lagos Lagos State recorded 183 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the highest daily figure to be reported in any state in Nigeria within 24 hours. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control while giving the daily COVID-19 update in the country. It also stated that 381 new cases of...... more

Nigeria records 195 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 3145

Nigeria records 195 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 3145 The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 195 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 3145.  Of the new cases, 82 are in Lagos, 30 are in Kano, while 19 are in Zamfara and 18 in Sokoto. Ten are in  are in Borno, 9 in...... more

BREAKING: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802

BREAKING: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802 The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 2,802 after 245 new infections were recorded on Sunday.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.     See new Tweets Tweet         NCDC   @NCDCgov ·...... more

Catholic Archbishop finds cure for novel Coronavirus

Catholic Archbishop finds cure for novel Coronavirus His Grace Samuel Kleda, an Archbishop of the Douala Metropolitan Archdiocese and an expert in medicinal plant research with 30years experience, said he has produced a herbal mixture which allievated the symptoms of the Coronavirus when administered to infected persons. The herbal medicine was originally for respiratory problems especially breathing problems,...... more

Nigeria records 195 coronavirus cases in one day

Nigeria records 195 coronavirus cases in one day Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed a total number of 195 new coronavirus cases in the country. Nigeria economic hub Lagos and Kano states have the highest numbers. While Lagos recorded 80 new cases, Kano State recorded 38 new cases. Ogun and Bauchi states also recorded a tally of 15 new cases each....... more

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273 Nigeria on Sunday recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1273, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC, in a tweet via its official handle, said 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos. “On the 26th of April...... more

COVID-19: Lifting lockdown now’ll trigger resurgence, WHO warns govts

COVID-19: Lifting lockdown now’ll trigger resurgence, WHO warns govts Policemen mount a road block with a stick to prevent the movement of motorists in compliance with lockdown by the authorities to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Lagos on March 31, 2020.(Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) Any premature lifting of restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19...... more

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nigeria records 16 new cases

COVID-19 UPDATE: Nigeria records 16 new cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night recorded sixteen new cases of the Coronavirus. Ten cases were recorded in Lagos; two cases were recorded in the FCT, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to...... more

Coronavirus can spread through the air – New study

Coronavirus can spread through the air – New study The deadly coronavirus can spread through the air and remains contagious for hours, a study has found. The study follows others that have suggested the highly contagious disease does not just spread via droplets in a cough or sneeze. UK Dailymail reports that a group of researchers at the University of...... more

WHO busts coronavirus myth: Eating Garlic, hand dryer won't stop infection

WHO busts coronavirus myth: Eating Garlic, hand dryer won't stop infection Many myths exist about the deadly coronavirus causing havoc worldwide. The World Health Organisation on its website and Twitter shatters 15 of such myths. Myth 1: COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL...... more

Nigeria records 1st coronavirus death

Nigeria records 1st coronavirus death *A total of 36 cases have been confirmed in six states. Nigeria has announced its first death caused by coronavirus in the country. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, March 23, 2020. The deceased is a 67-year-old male who returned to Nigeria following medical...... more

Coronavirus: Northern Italy Quarantines 16m people

Coronavirus: Northern Italy Quarantines 16m people Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced the closure of...... more

We have found cure for coronavirus ― Iwu

We have found cure for coronavirus ― Iwu Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Maurice Iwu, says he has identified a possible treatment of the novel Coronavirus which has claimed over 3,000 lives globally. The COVID-19 virus, Iwu, a Professor of Pharmacognosy, claims is among the neglected tropical emergent diseases his research group has been...... more

1,600 patients benefit from Mrs. Ugwuanyi, US-based foundation free medical outreach

1,600 patients benefit from Mrs. Ugwuanyi, US-based foundation free medical outreach No fewer than 1,600 patients in Enugu State, have benefited from the free medical outreach launched by the pet-project of wife of the state governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF), in collaboration with United States of America faith-based organization, Faith Care Foundation. Mrs. Ugwuanyi flagged-off the free...... more

Buhari signs Executive Order 009 ending open defecation by 2025

Buhari signs Executive Order 009 ending open defecation by 2025 President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday,  signed Executive Order 009 to end open defecation in the country by 2025. The new order states, among others, “That by this Order, Nigeria is committed to being open defecation-free by 2025. “That the National Open Defecation-Free (ODF) Roadmap developed by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources...... more

Nigeria is in Danger!!! What You Should Know About the Fast-spreading Oro-facial Gangrenous Disease

Nigeria is in Danger!!! What You Should Know About the Fast-spreading Oro-facial Gangrenous Disease       In August 2018, a research report was published on the American-based science publication, Science Daily, citing a research on Noma disease: Noma, a rare disease found predominantly in underserved areas, causes progressive destruction, or gangrene, of the tissues of the face and jaw within just the span of...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants free medical treatment to HIV patients

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants free medical treatment to HIV patients Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Wednesday said his administration has removed all financial barriers hindering people living with HIV in the state from accessing medical treatment. Consequently, the governor declared that “henceforth, all card fees, consultation fees and charges for basic laboratory investigations stand removed for people living with HIV...... more

 

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