• No vaccine for Lassa fever prevention yet – NCDC

    No vaccine for Lassa fever prevention yet – NCDC

    According to reports, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says that there is no vaccine that is clinically proven to be effective in the prevention of Lassa fever at the moment.

    Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of NCDC told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the only medical tool available to combat the disease for now was called Ribavrin.

    According to Ihekweazu, Ribavrin is a medicine if given early to patients who are infected […]

  • NCDC confirms 5 cases of Lassa fever

    NCDC confirms 5 cases of Lassa fever

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five cases of Lassa Fever in four states of the country.

    The centre, which said the cases were recorded between August 24 and   September 2, disclosed that two cases were recorded in Plateau; and one each from Rivers, Bauchi and Gombe states.

    The centre said the patient in Gombe State had died while all the other patients were still alive.

    The Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said: “We commend the early […]