Two Local Governments in Cross Rivers State, Obubura and Biase, currently plagued with cholera have become a concern as the State government makes moves to curtail the outbreak. A statement from the Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Henry Ayuk, confirmed that a case was identified in Obubura and two in Biase. He said […]

  Nigerians have been advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, to take preventive measures to protect themselves against the outbreak of dengue fever. Dengue fever is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus in a mosquito and is transmitted to humans through bite. A Human-to-human transmission of the virus […]

    The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC, says it has recorded 789 cases of diphtheria in Nigeria as of June 30th. In a statement on Thursday, the agency said cases were recorded in 33 LGAs across eight states — Kano, Lagos, Yobe, Katsina, Cross River, Kaduna, Osun and the federal capital territory FCT. […]

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said it has responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano states and is monitoring the situation in Osun and Yobe States where cases are now being picked up. The NCDC disclosed this in a public health advisory signed by its Director […]

      The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday said 66 suspected cases of monkeypox had been reported in the country between January 1 and May 29. According to NCDC one death was recorded in a 40-year-old man with renal co-morbidity and on immune-suppressive drugs. 21 suspected cases were confirmed in nine […]

  Nigeria recorded a new high of 4,035 new COVID-19 infections in 15 states on Wednesday showing close to 100 per cent increase over the 2,123 infections recorded on Tuesday. Lagos State maintained its lead on the table with 3,393 cases, up from 1,552 cases it recorded on Tuesday. Its total as at Wednesday was […]

  The Canadian government has banned travellers from Nigeria and nine other African countries over concerns about the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The country earlier announced a ban on South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia. In a statement on Tuesday, it said it was expanding the travel ban to Egypt, […]

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday has announced that Nigeria has now reported three cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. A statement signed by the Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, partly reads, “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control conducts case and genomic surveillance for inbound international travellers arriving in the […]

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it is monitoring emerging evidence on Omicron variant and its implication, to inform Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Director General, NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. NAN reports that […]

  Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 141 new cases of COVID-19 across the country on Monday. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Tuesday morning, adding that the fatality figure remained at 2,723 as of Monday. It stated that the 141 new cases were reported from nine states of […]


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