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Nigerian traveller linked to newly-found rare monkeypox infection in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Nigerian traveller has been linked to a rare viral monkeypox infection discovered by the English health authorities, it was reported on Saturday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case of a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit Read More…

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In the midst of a pandemic, Nigeria battles to end a painful blinding disease

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Peter Nicholls/Sightsavers/Handout/REUTERS, Alaine Kathryn Knipes/Parasitic Disease Branch (DPDx); Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. For eight years Nigerian housewife Mallama Baraka suffered in silence as the eye disease trachoma, which can blind but is entirely preventable, slowly took its toll. It started with a watery discharge and a burning, itchy sensation in her Read More…

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WHO declares Nigeria Polio free

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of documentation for the free status. The UN health agency disclosed this on its regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, official twitter account @WHOAFRO. “Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status was accepted by the Africa Read More…