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Measles: Nigerian govt flags off vaccination campaign Tuesday

The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who announced this in a statement released on Monday, said the Minister of …

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Monkeypox outbreak affecting sale of bush meat – Official

The outbreak of monkeypox has affected the sale of ‘bush meat’ in the country, a farmer has said. The President of Grass Cutters Farmers Association of Nigeria, GRAFAN, Chinedu Eluwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday that people have become cautious of what they eat, especially …

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Kano reports suspected case of monkeypox virus

The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Kabul Getso, has confirmed that a suspected case of Monkeypox has been recorded in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner told journalists on Saturday in Kano that blood sample of the victim had been sent to Abuja for clinical verification. He …

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Nasarawa reports suspected case of monkeypox

Nasarawa reports suspected case of monkeypox

The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health said on Friday that only one suspected case of monkeypox had been recorded in the state. The commissioner made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia. Mr. Iya said that the blood sample of the suspect had been sent …

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11 children die of whooping cough in Kano

The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the local government council, Malam Rabiu Khalil. Khalil said about 40 other children affected by the same disease …

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Monkeypox: Borno reopens schools following calm

The Borno State Government on Thursday said it had reopened primary schools it shut following confusion on rumour of immunisation against monkeypox disease because all was now calm. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, made this known at a news conference in Maiduguri. Pandemonium erupted in schools when stories …

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