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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms
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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.” The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Avian Influenza H5N1 made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, while providing highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria. NAN reports that Avian Influenza are strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans. This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds, and can also be passed from person to person. It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes). Symptoms begin with...
NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’
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NCDC Launches Campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by the Agency, for public enquiries through its 24-7 Connect Centre. The campaign will use different means of communication to raise awareness of Nigerians on how to reach NCDC, with questions relating to infectious disease prevention, detection and control. Following an increasing need for Nigerians to communicate with the agency as part of the COVID-19 response, NCDC expanded its connect centre capacity in 2020. With support from the National Communication Commission, a shortcode 6232 has also been introduced. Over the last one year, NCDC has been leading Nigeria’s public health respons...
Coronavirus Testing: Lagos Creates 20 Centres, FCT Combs Residents’ Houses
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Coronavirus Testing: Lagos Creates 20 Centres, FCT Combs Residents’ Houses

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday said 20 centres would be created in Lagos State for collection of samples from people suspected to have contracted COVID-19. The NCDC Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this at a press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said the samples would be taken to the molecular laboratories in Lagos for testing. Ihekweazu also said door-to-door collection of samples would soon begin in Abuja. He added that Nigeria had increased her testing capacity to 3,000 At the press conference, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed that the ministry had expanded its case definition for COVID-19. The NCDC had, on Tuesday, said the problem the country was facing was not the inadequacy of molecular la...

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