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FG set to get vaccine to tackle Lassa fever

The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon receive vaccine to check the spread of Lassa fever in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known to newsmen after the signing of a joint approval of the biennium WHO Programme Budget of 2018 to 2019 in Abuja. Adewole explained that before the end of the year, the…
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Lassa fever: FG apologises for late response in

Federal government on Saturday admitted its late response towards the revival of the south east virology centre which would have helped to tackle the unfortunate outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isac Adewole made this known in Abakaliki during his one day assessment visit to the state.   He,however,…
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Lassa fever hits Imo, kills three, seven quarantined

Three residents of Owerri, the Imo State capital, have died of Lassa fever, the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, told Government House correspondents on Wednesday. He said, “This morning we woke up to hear that Lassa fever has killed three persons and we also have seven cases of Lassa fever patients and this number is too large for a state. And we…
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Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney – PSN chairman

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has warned against indiscriminate or misuse of Paracetamol, saying such practice damages the liver and kidney. Mr Jelili Kilani, PSN Chairman, FCT Chapter, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday emphasised that Paracetamol, an analgesic, was not suppose to…
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Panic in Ebonyi as lassa fever kills 2 resident doctors

Two resident doctors serving at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki, FETHA, Ebonyi State have died of lassa fever. They both died on Sunday throwing other health workers in the hospital into panic.   This is ‎also as two house officers, who joined in treating the contact patient, as well as nurses are on watch list. The deceased include Abel…
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NAFDAC alerts public of counterfeited Coartem malaria tablets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised an alarm over the circulation of a fake anti malaria drug, Coartem, in the country. The agency stated that the use of the fake Coartem tablets may result in poisoning (due to toxic substances), treatment failure, development of resistance and even death. In a…
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