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Ogun declares state free of Lassa fever

12 September 2016, 06:21

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, has declared the state free of Lassa fever following a recent expression of fear at a patient showing signs of the fever.

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Lassa Fever: 13 people under observation in Delta

10 September 2016, 13:54

The Delta Government has said that only 13 out of the 55 people that had contact with the doctor who died of Lassa fever in the state are still under observation.

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Delta patients being monitored over Lassa fever are healthy - officials

02 September 2016, 19:02

The Delta State Government has revealed that 55 people put under surveillance over the threat of an outbreak of Lassa fever have been declared healthy.

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32 Lassa fever suspects quarantined in Delta after doctor’s death

23 August 2016, 21:38

Following the death of a medical doctor from Lassa fever, 32 persons have been quarantined in Asaba, Delta State capital.

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Lagos places LGs on alert over Lassa fever

26 August 2016, 09:36

The Lagos Government has put several local councils on alert over a possible outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

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Monday, 29 August 2016

Group to buy rats from Lagosians due to Lassa fever

29 August 2016, 09:34

In a bid to prevent the spread of Lassa fever throughout Lagos State, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has introduced a bounty on all rats.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra

19 August 2016, 07:39

Dr Emmanuel Okafor, the Director of Public Health in the Anambra Ministry of Health, on Thursday confirmed the death of a medical doctor and two others due to new cases of Lassa fever in the state.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Only 2 persons died of Lassa fever in Katsina - Perm Secretary

18 April 2016, 07:44

The Katsina State Government said on Sunday that only two persons died following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the area.

Friday, 15 April 2016

One dies, seven quarantined with Lassa fever in Katsina

15 April 2016, 09:29

Seven people that tested positive to Lassa fever are still under quarantine in Katsina state, an official has said.

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Lassa Fever, Cholera kill 90 in Ebonyi

07 April 2016, 18:13

A total of 90 have been killed by the outbreak of Lassa fever and Cholera in Ebonyi state.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Another Lassa fever patient dies in Ogun

22 March 2016, 17:21

The second victim of Lassa fever who has been at the isolation centre at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching hospital, in Ogun State, has been reported dead.

Friday, 11 March 2016

3 dead, 10 infected in latest Lassa fever outbreak

11 March 2016, 08:32

Three people have alleged died from a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Bauchi state, with ten members of a family currently fighting the disease.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Ebonyi confirms second Lassa fever death

01 March 2016, 07:30

The Ebonyi government has announced the second death from Lassa fever in the state.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Doctor, nurse, pregnant woman die of Lassa fever in Kaduna

29 February 2016, 17:14

Three people have died at the Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Kaduna State as a result of Lassa fever.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Niger Delta receives tools to thwart Lassa fever

17 February 2016, 14:26

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated personal protective kits and other accessories to curb Lassa fever in states in the Niger Delta.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

First Lassa fever victim dies in Ogun

14 February 2016, 18:14

Ogun State government authorities have announced that the first person in the state has died from the Lassa fever.

Saturday, 06 February 2016

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

06 February 2016, 12:00

A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities released.

Friday, 05 February 2016

Ogun government confirms Lassa fever outbreak

05 February 2016, 16:01

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Lassa fever: Experts warn people to stop drinking garri

05 February 2016, 21:38

Clinical Biologist, Bamidele Mutiu from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has warned Nigerians to stay away from consuming soaked garri in order to prevent the spread of Lassa fever.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Nine people suspected dead of Lassa fever in Benin

03 February 2016, 09:44

As the world ramps up its fight against the Zika virus, West Africa is battling to contain a growing outbreak of Lassa fever with nine people in Benin reported dead.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Varsities employ cats to curb Lassa fever

02 February 2016, 07:50

Universities across the country are reported to be employing various methods, including cats, to curb the scourge of Lassa fever plaguing the nation.

Poll suggests majority aware of Lassa fever

02 February 2016, 18:31

There is a high level of awareness on the Lassa fever disease among Nigerians.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Lagos government confirms death of female Lassa fever patient

28 January 2016, 07:35

Dr Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, confirmed the death of a 27-year-old Lassa fever patient in one of the General Hospitals in the state.

Lassa fever kills four in Taraba

28 January 2016, 11:06

Four people have been confirmed dead from the outbreak of Lassa fever disease in Taraba State

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Lassa fever victim's body abandoned at National Hospital

27 January 2016, 07:42

A Lassa victim's corpse has been abandoned two weeks after his death at the National Hospital in Abuja.

Lassa fever outbreak national embarrassment - Minister

27 January 2016, 09:49

Dr. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has described yearly outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as a national embarrassment.

Rivers declares 'war' against rats over Lassa fever

27 January 2016, 16:18

Following the outbreak and spread of Lassa fever, the Rivers State government has declared an emergency in the state.

Lassa fever: FUNAAB student, 18 others place under surveillance

27 January 2016, 17:26

A female undergraduate of Federal University of Agriculture, FUNAAB, Abeokuta and 18 others have been placed under surveillance for possible symptoms of Lassa fever in Ogun state.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Lagos hawkers issued with quit notice over Lassa fever

26 January 2016, 08:47

Hawkers and street traders in Lagos were issued a quit notice by the Lagos State Government yesterday.

Lassa fever kills one in Akwa Ibom

26 January 2016, 14:14

The current outbreak of Lassa Fever has spread to Akwa Ibom state, killing a 53-year-old woman.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Tensions rise over death of 2 Lassa fever patients in Asaba

24 January 2016, 20:30

Patients and nurses alike have grown increasingly unsettled following the deaths of 2 Lassa fever patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Lagos confirms one Lassa fever death in the state

23 January 2016, 07:59

The Lagos State Government has confirmed its first death due to Lassa fever in the state.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Five new Lassa cases confirmed for Plateau

22 January 2016, 07:49

Five new cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed for the capital of Plateau State, Jos.

55 placed under surveillance in Osun over Lassa fever

22 January 2016, 13:50

55 people have been placed under surveillance in Osun State after they were suspected to have had contact with the late doctor that died of Lassa fever at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Medical doctor dies of Lassa fever in Osun

21 January 2016, 18:38

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex has confirmed that the doctor who died on Monday after vomiting blood was infected with the dreaded Lassa fever virus.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

65yr-old woman dies of Lassa fever in Delta

19 January 2016, 13:12

Delta state has recorded it first case of Lassa fever according to information from the state ministry of health.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Lassa fever: FG to put in place action committee

18 January 2016, 07:24

The Federal Government is set to inaugurate a National Lassa Fever Action Committee in view of the outbreak of Lassa fever recorded in the country.

Lagos dismisses new case of Lassa fever

18 January 2016, 11:05

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that there is no new case of Lassa fever recorded in the state.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Lassa fever: Lagos suburb under surveillance till further notice

17 January 2016, 08:27

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Saturday said that it had placed under surveillance Ahmmadiyyah Hospital, Ojokoro, a Lagos suburb, where the patient with the first Lassa fever virus case was first admitted.

Lassa fever: Kebbi Govt adopts proactive measures

17 January 2016, 18:00

The Kebbi State Government says it has adopted proactive measures against the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Another Lassa fever case reported in Oyo State

16 January 2016, 12:00

Another case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Ibadan, Oyo State, where an eight-month-old baby was admitted to the University College Hospital (UCH).

Friday, 15 January 2016

Foundation aims to control Lassa spread among mothers

15 January 2016, 09:05

Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), the charity group, has taken rapid steps to elevate awareness of the deadly Lassa fever.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

First Lassa fever death recorded in Abuja

14 January 2016, 09:05

The Lassa fever has reportedly claimed its first victim in the nation’s capital, Abuja, since the outbreak in November 2015.

Kano adopts measures to control Lassa fever

14 January 2016, 10:16

The Kano State Government has constituted a 22- member task force on Lassa Fever Response following a deadly outbreak in the region.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Gov Ortom advises indigenes to suspend consumption of rats

12 January 2016, 08:36

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, has advised indigenes of the state to suspend eating of rat until the laser fever outbreak in the country is contained.

Lassa fever: 1 killed in Edo, spreads to Imo

12 January 2016, 15:02

One person has been confirmed dead in Edo state from Lassa fever presently ravaging the country.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Oyo allays fears of Lassa fever outbreak

11 January 2016, 11:07

Oyo State Government has dismissed reports of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Lassa fever kills mother, 2-week-old baby in Rivers

06 January 2016, 15:02

A mother and her two- week-old baby have been confirmed dead following a recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Rivers State.

Monday, 04 January 2016

Lassa fever outbreak claims two lives in Taraba

04 January 2016, 11:48

One person has been confirmed dead while two other people quarantined after the breakout of Lassa fever in Taraba State.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Lassa fever claims 100 000 lives in Nigeria

13 February 2013, 10:04

No less than 100 000 lives were lost to Lassa fever in 44 years in Nigeria, Prof. Dennis Agbonlahor, Chairman, Laboratory Council of Nigeria, said.

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