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First case of Zika reported in Belize

First case of Zika reported in Belize

Belize has joined the growing number of Latin American nations grappling with the Zika virus, after the health ministry confirmed the country’s first known case. Authorities said Monday the infected person resides in Belize City, adding that efforts would be taken to prevent the virus from spreading. “An immediate investigation was launched [...]

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LG Targets 1,090 Children For Immunisation Against Polio

LG Targets 1,090 Children For Immunisation Against Polio

The Birninkudu Local Government Area of Jigawa says it targets no fewer than 1,090 children to be immunised against the polio virus during the ongoing polio immunisation campaign in the area. The Information Officer of the council, Alhaji Mustapha Namadi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

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Only 45% Nigerians are aware of their HIV status-NGO

Only 45% Nigerians are aware of their HIV status-NGO

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) says only about 45 percent of Nigerians are aware of their HIV status.A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by AHF Senior Manager, Communication, Miss Kemi Gbadamosi, also claimed that Nigeria has the second highest burden of HIV, after South Africa. It quoted Dr [...]

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WHO recommends shorter drug regimen for multi-drug resistant TB

WHO recommends shorter drug regimen for multi-drug resistant TB

New diagnostic test and nine-month course of treatment may help save thousands of lives, health body says A new drug regime that shortens the treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis from two years to nine months has been recommended for use by the World Health Organisation, raising hopes that hundreds of thousands of [...]

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Optometrists Call On SON To Regulate Eye Devices

Optometrists Call On SON To Regulate Eye Devices

The Nigerian Optometric Association of Nigeria (NOA) has called on the  Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to help regulate devices used by eye care service providers. The association’s president, Dr Damian Echendu, who made the call when he led its executive members on a courtesy visit to SON headquarters in Abuja, [...]

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