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EU Gives Nigeria N32m To Fight Lassa Fever

The European Commission said on Thursday it had allocated €80,000 (about N32m) to assist Nigeria to fight Lassa fever and cater to the families affected by the outbreak. The EU said the funds would go towards “supporting the Nigerian Red Cross in promoting hygiene practices and disease transmission control” as well as helping to identify... Continue Reading →

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Lassa Fever Killed My Witness’ Brother, Lawan Tells Court

Ex-chairman of the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee that investigated the fuel subsidy regime in 2012, Farouk Lawan, told the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Tuesday, that his first defence witness’ brother in his ongoing bribery case was killed by Lassa fever in Kano on Sunday. Lawan gave... Continue Reading →

Lassa Fever Deaths Hit 41 In 250 Cases

The Federal Government said on Tuesday the country had recorded about 250 cases of Lassa fever nationwide, with 41 deaths. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, gave the figures while giving an update on the Lassa fever outbreak in the country. The minister, who made the declaration at a press conference in Abuja, said... Continue Reading →

Lassa Fever Kills Two Kano Doctors, Ondo Death Toll Rises

Confirmed cases of Lassa fever have killed three persons, including two medical doctors and a pregnant woman at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano. The doctors, a consultant Anesthesia and House Officer were reported dead days after operating a pregnant woman, who was suspected to be a primary carrier of the disease at... Continue Reading →

SAD! Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever After Performing Surgeries On Infected Pregnant Women

A medical doctor has sadly died of Lassa fever after he performed surgeries on infected pregnant women. It has been reported that a Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone has died Punch NG and BBC NEWS reports. The doctor contracted the disease after treating patients who have died in hospital. Meanwhile,... Continue Reading →

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