Tag: epidemic

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 28, 2018

Complicity or negligence: How will Nigeria respond to its silent drug epidemic?

We will never be sure why the suspect arrested by the Police in Ondo on August 5 took that much ...

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tosin adesinaJanuary 11, 2018

[The Injustice Blog] How do we manage an epidemic with persistent strikes from doctors?

Strikes have become the only tool by which pressure groups representing professional disciplines in Nigeria can gain the attention of ...

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EditorSeptember 11, 2017

[The Activism Blog] UNICEF says about 1.4m people are prone to cholera in North East Nigeria

The United Nations Children Education Funds (UNICEF), has raised alarm over the health of about 1.4 million Internally Displaced Persons ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 10, 2017

LASG, LUTH say Lassa fever outbreak is being controlled

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and the Lagos State Government, has asked residents, visitors of Lagos State ...

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EditorAugust 8, 2017

Trump shifts attention to opioid crisis, to hold major briefing today

President Donald Trump has set his eyes on the opioid crisis in the United States. The crisis is turning into ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Flooding: Is the Mega-sea-ty ready to handle an epidemic?

by Alexander O. Onukwue Residents of flooded parts of Lagos who wish to defy their ‘islands’ will have to roll ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 3, 2016

Lassa fever breaks out in Taraba, 1 dead, 2 in observation

Three days into the New Year, the government of Taraba has reported an outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 15, 2014

Not yet Uhuru: Ebola epidemic will rage for another 12 to 18 months – Experts

by Akan Ido Contrary to World Health Organization (WHO) report indicating a 9 month window for containing the Ebola virus, ...

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January 22, 2014

Perry Brimah: World superpowers ignore HIV epidemic among blacks, especially homosexual men

by Perry Brimah For reasons yet unexplained fully by epidemiologists and social scientists, Blacks are disproportionally at greatest risk of ...

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January 14, 2014

Opinion: The task before Nigerian lawmakers in controlling Tobacco

by John Stewart The tobacco industry is fuelling the most deadly epidemic on the planet – causing nearly six million ...

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October 22, 2013

Sad news: Cholera epidemic kills 34 people in Zamfara

by ‘Jola Sotubo According to reports, a fresh cholera epidemic has taken hold in the Zurmi Local Government Area of ...

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September 6, 2013

Sad news: Tragedy in Oyo as Cholera kills 8 people

by Oge Okonkwo There has been an outbreak of cholera, following a heavy rainy season in Oyo state which has ...

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February 7, 2013

#GrimReports: 5,000 die from Lassa fever annually in Jos

 by Chi Ibe The lack the facilities for early and easy diagnosis of Lassa fever has claimed about 5, 000 ...

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September 9, 2012

Death toll rises to 43 in the Adamawa flood disaster

by Akan Ido The death toll following the September 2 flood which submerged several villages in some local government areas ...

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