The Nigerian Center For Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January to July. The affected states included Abia (one), Bayelsa (one), Benue (one), Imo (one), Kaduna (one), Katsina (two), Kebbi (one), Taraba (two), Yobe (one), and Zamfara (three). The NCDC stated this via its official website on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote as the Chairman of the 16-member End Malaria Council (EMC) during the Council’s inauguration on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja. The President said he picked Dangote as chair of the Council because of his track record for supporting initiatives regarding health issues such as polio and primary health care system strengthening.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday said monkeypox was not a "public health emergency of international concern." In a statement, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were "unusual" and acknowledged that monkeypox has been neglected for years. "While a few members expressed differing views, the committee resolved by consensus to advise the WHO director-general that at this stage the outbreak should be determined to not constitute'' a global health emergency, WHO said.
The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Nigeria has risen to 172 in the country. This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which noted that so far, Nigeria has a total of 172 Monkeypox infections and four deaths recorded in 2022. The latest situation report by NCDC, released on Sunday, revealed that over 50 per cent of the cases were recorded among men. NCDC's Week 31 reports indicated the spread has reached 27 states since January. From January 1 to August 7, 2022, NCDCD said four deaths were recorded from four states, Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1), and Akwa Ibom (1). The report read in part, "60 new suspected cases were reported in Epi Week 31, 2022 (August 1-7, 2022) from 19 states.
The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) blames Nigerians for failure to follow preventive measures against the current spread of Monkeypox in the country. The NCDC Director of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. John Oladejo made this know on 28th June 2022 in Ibadan while speaking with journalists on the sideline of the ongoing second Ibadan Public Health conference.
North Korea has dispatched medical crew and epidemiological investigators to South Hwanghae, a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, state media reported on Sunday. At least 800 families are suffering from what the country has only called an “acute enteric epidemic” which refers to a digestive illness. South Korean officials have said the outbreak may be cholera or typhoid, Reuters reported. The 800 families have received aid so far in South Hwanghae Province, about 75 miles south of the capital Pyongyang.