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NCDC Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak In Kaduna Army Hospital

THREE employees of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna lost their life to an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever, often known as Lassa fever, Naija News reports. Confirming the latest outbreak, the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) Jide Idris, while addressing …

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Tinubu Appoints New Head Of NCDC

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has appointed Olajide Idris, a former Commissioner of Health in Lagos state to head the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Announcing the appointment in a statement released on Thursday, Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, in a post on his official …

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BREAKING: NCDC Confirms Dengue Fever Outbreak In Sokoto

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), on Saturday, confirmed the outbreak of dengue fever in Sokoto State. NCDC in a statement posted on its website, said the outbreak was detected in November 2023. The statement signed by the NCDC Director General, Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed that so far, …

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NCDC Records 210 New Cholera Infections, 10 Deaths

THE National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, recorded 210 new suspected cases of Cholera infections and 10 ‘suspected’ deaths across eight states from July 31 to August 27. The NCDC disclosed this in its latest monthly situation report on Cholera, covering Epidemiological (EP) weeks 31 to 34. Cholera is a …

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NCDC Confirms 123 Diphtheria Cases, 38 Death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 123 cases of Diphtheria disease and 38 deaths in four states. Dr Pricilla Ibekwe, Head of Special Projects and Partnerships Unit at NCDC, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja during the Ministerial bi-weekly meeting on the update of COVID-19 …

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Diphtheria: Nigeria Records 34 Deaths – NCDC

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, has confirmed the outbreak of diphtheria disease has killed at least 35 persons in the country. Dr Adetifa said this during a programme on Arise Television on Friday night. The NCDC had in an advisory …

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NCDC Warns Of Possible COVID-19 Infection Rise

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, has predicted that Nigeria will likely see an increase in COVID-19 cases and a decrease in hospitalisation over the holiday season this year.   Adetifa, in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, claimed that the increase in travel …

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Nigeria At High Risk of Ebola Outbreak NCDC Warns

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), has rated Nigeria’s risk of an Ebola outbreak as high. This was contained in a statement by the NCDC on Tuesday as Uganda continues to grapple with an outbreak of the deadly disease. The statement read in part, “Based on available …

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