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August 2017

Nigeria Center for Disease Control Investigates Strange Illness in Kogi & Kwara State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is supporting Kogi and Kwara States in ongoing investigations and NCDC Rapid Response Team is ready to be deployed as required. On the 17th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

Africa CDC’s strategic mandates, an interview with Dr. Djoudalbaye Benjamin

Still alive in our minds, we remember the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The ill preparedness of the African community for a pandemic of such magnitude was glaring to the world. This significantly reinforced the need for an Africa-owned… Continue Reading →

#LassaFeverAlert: Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Speaks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team. On the 4th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified… Continue Reading →

#LassaFeverAlert: Everyone is a Stakeholder

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of #LassaFever in #Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team — NCDC (@NCDCgov) 9 August 2017 In the epidemiological report by the Nigeria Center for Disease… Continue Reading →

Another new child from Africa CDC to strengthen health security in Africa

The Regional Collaborating Centre provides an opportunity for effective collaboration, integration and coordination of epidemiological surveillance, strengthening existing networks of quality laboratories for early detection and response.  Disease outbreaks are increasing globally due to environmental degradation, climate change, population growth… Continue Reading →

Alert: Prevention and Control of Hepatitis E Infection

States are advised to create increased awareness on Hepatitis E infection in their communities and implement preventive measures Hepatitis E is a viral infection of the liver with an incubation period that ranges from 2 to 8 weeks. It is transmitted via… Continue Reading →

National Polio Laboratory gets a hundred percents accreditation, valid for 12 months.

The laboratory has tested more than 22,000 samples in the recent 12 months’ period with over 99.9% of accurate identification of poliovirus. The world has made grand progress in the eradication of polio. Nigeria has not recorded any new cases of… Continue Reading →

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