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Nigerian Farmers To Import Bird Flu Vaccine From Israel

Spread of bird flu across nine states in Nigeria has forced the import of nearly 1 million doses of bird flu vaccine from Israel// The poultry farmers in Nigeria would soon receive their share of the imported bird flu vaccine to protect themselves against the deadly infection. ....Bird flu has now spread to Yobe and Nasarawa states, according to official reports. No case of human-human bird flu...

Nigerian girl recovering well after removal of brain tumor

A Nigerian woman was ecstatic that she and her daughter traveled more over 6,000 miles to spend their Christmas in an intensive care unit // . ....Mariam Ameh’s 13-year-old daughter Faridah has been recovering well after journeying to Cleveland's Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, where doctors removed a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit, the biggest the surgeons had seen. ....The tumor to...

One Nigerian Cocaine Pedellar Nabbed

Police have nabbed a Nigerian national and recovered 41 grams of cocaine from his possession. ....Acting on a secret information that Michael //Ofori Danagogo alias Mike, who was staying in the national capital as a student, would visit Motibagh area in south Delhi in the night of June 3 to deliver the contraband, laid the trap and arrested him... ..He has been booked under the Narcotics Drugs a...

Bird Flu Detected In Remote Nigerian State

Health officials announced that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in remote Taraba state in eastern Nigeria, which is the first African// country to be hit by bird flu. ....Although no human cases have been reported, experts fear that several cases have gone unnoticed. Currently 14 of Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory have bird flu in poultry. "We have iden...

Bird Flu Virus Reported In Remote Nigerian State

The remote state, Taraba, in eastern Nigeria, has reported the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Official sources, however, point out that in most //of the other parts of Africa, the spread of the virus is slow. .... Nigeria, the first African country to be hit by bird flu, has not reported any human cases, although experts warn that due to ineffective surveillance, cases may have gone undetected....

South Africa: Nigerian Man Treated for Lassa Fever

A Nigerian medical doctor who contracted Lassa fever in Nigeria is being treated at the Unitas Hospital in Pretoria, //the Gauteng Department of Health said on Wednesday. .."The patient is under continuous observation and is receiving treatment in the hospital's special isolation ward," said departmental spokesperson, Vusi Sibiya. ..According to the department's Chief of Operations Dr Abdul Rah...

Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation

An initiative to increase polio vaccination in Nigeria has been a success, but continued commitment from the government is needed// to help eradicate the virus from northern states, say officials. ....The Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) initiative was launched in May 2006 by the National Programme on Immunization (NPI) ˉ a government initiative with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organiz...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

A main Nigerian opposition party called Wednesday on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to admit it carried out unethical drug trials in the northern state of Kano and pay the victims compensation. "The Action Congress has asked... Pfizer to accept that it carried out unethical clinical trials of the Meningitis drug Trovan on innocent children in Kano in 1996 and pay adequate compensation to all the...

Nigerian Village Quarantined After 20 Children Die of Measles

Nigerian health officials on Wednesday said an outbreak of measles in a village in the northern state of Borno had killed 20 children and caused a further 100 children to be hospitalised. ......"The epidemic has killed 20 children and over 100 children are in two hospitals at Maiduguri, the state capital, for treatment," Abdulrahman Usman, director of infectious diseases at the Borno state heal...

Nigerian Health Authority Crackdown On Sub-Standard Health Institutions

The Lagos State Government has picked around 1,065 illegal health institutions found to be violating various health laws . Accordingly, it will be moving in to arrest and prosecute the operators of these institutions. ...In an effort to wipe out sub-standard hospitals, clinics and chemist shops which constitute immeasurable health hazards to its innocent citizens, the government had last week...

Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

US drug giant Pfizer Wednesday asked a Nigerian court to strike out a lawsuit against it by a state government over a failed 1996 drug test, saying the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. ......Authorities in Kano, Nigeria's largest state, are seeking 2.75 billion dollars from Pfizer in compensation for the victims of the drug test which took place 11 years ago. ......"This court has n...
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