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Nigeria records 103 death from Lassa fever in 2 months

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said 103 people have died of Lassa fever since its outbreak last December 30.The figure is from 16 states, namely: Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi, Enugu, Abia, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Sokoto and Katsina.The number of confirmed cases this year stands at 586, NCDC …

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West Africa: ECOWAS Countries Require $50m to Battle Coronavirus

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) last week said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. It said that amount will be used to create an ecosystem and put in place, critical personal protection equipment, laboratory supplies, communication and coordination strategies towards Coronavirus response. The Director-General of WAHO, Prof. …

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China sends Coronavirus treatment manual to Nigeria

By Ntia Usukuma China shares an official guide to control coronavirus with Nigeria.The Chinese government is ramping up measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Despite the fact that no coronavirus case has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Chinese government has sent an official guide on treating the deadly virus to authorities of …

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Coronavirus: Salient facts about this killer disease and how to protect yourself

-Coronavirus was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early December 2019. It has infected more than 17,300 people worldwide and continues to spread to more countries.  -At least 361 people have died so far in China, and one in the Philippines. Botswana is the first African country to have reported a suspected case …

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Coronavirus: 8 Nigerian States listed as high risk, as Mask export to China booms

By Ntia Usukuma The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed eight states In Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory as having a high risk of coronavirus outbreak. The international organisation wants those states to be prepared effectively against any outbreak of the deadly disease which has killed many in China. According to WHO, the assessment …

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