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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called “Bird flu”. Avian Influenza has strains of the influenza virus that primarily infects birds but can also infect humans. NCDC Boss disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, while giving highlights of the...

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KANO — No few than 16,000 patients from the five Emirate Councils in Kano have benefitted from the State’s free dental and oral health services. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, disclosed this on Friday, at the closing ceremony of the free dental outreach inaugurated on March 20, to mark World Oral Health Day. He said that the exercise which began on March 20, had surpassed its 15,000 target beneficiaries across the state. According...

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The federal government has said not all feverish symptoms should be regarded as malaria or treated with antimalaria drugs. Chinelo Ogbodo, chief community development officer of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), cautioned against such an act while speaking at a meeting in Akwanga, Nasarawa state. she advised Nigerians to undergo a medical test before taking antimalarial drugs as not all fevers are symptoms of malaria. Ogbodo described the treatment of every form of fever...

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The Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that his employer began his yearly medical trip to London even before he came to office as Nigeria’s president in 2015. The spokesperson revealed this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen at the departure wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, just after his principal departed the country for London medical check-up. He said, “The President is looking at the window...

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YOLA — Adamawa State Program Manager, Tuberculosis and Leprosy program, Dr. Boniface Gundiri says each day about 4,000 persons lost their lives to TB diseases, and close to 28,000 fell ill. Boniface revealed this during the commemoration of this year’s world tuberculosis day with a team “the clock is ticking ” held at State Specialist Hospital, Yola Wednesday, said global efforts are being made to combat the disease as 63 million lives have been saved...

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Amnesty International has called for urgent attention towards the psychological and medical needs of women and girls brutalized by Boko Haram insurgents. The organization pointed out that women and girls are often subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence when captured by members of the insurgent group. However, most women and girls do not get any psychological and medical attention. Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria in a statement published on Wednesday...

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ASABA — Nigeria is to host the ninth Near East and Africa Regional (NEAR) Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) from March 24 to March 27, 2021, in Abuja, after 21 years. Dr. Minimim Oseji, the National President of, Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), disclosed this in a statement issued, on Sunday, in Asaba, and made it available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Oseji, who noted that the last time...

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In order to carry physically challenged persons in the scheme of things, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has flagged off the training of one hundred and five physically challenged persons in various skills across the twenty-one local governments in the state. The training programme was organized by the Adamawa State Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Agency, PAWECA in collaboration with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Development. Declaring open the training programme at the...

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KANO — The Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed that two persons died while over 160 were taken ill from suspected food poisoning in Kano State. It was gathered that all the patients had taken expired citric acid powdered drinks which expired a year ago, but were still being sold in the market. The state’s epidemiologist, Dr. Bashir Lawan, said the index case was a six-year-old girl seen on March 6, 2021. He explained...

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, has successfully undergone a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The palace maintained that the duke would remain in the hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for some days. The 99-year-old duke has already spent 16 nights in the hospital, BBC reports. He was being treated for an infection and moved to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London on Monday for tests and observation...

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