Nigeria remains in the midst of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak that began this past December. Thirty-eight Local Government Areas, within the six states of
In 2012, an estimated 122 of the 223 global cases of polio occurred in Nigeria, more than half of the cases worldwide (1,3). Worldwide efforts
Lassa fever is endemic to Nigeria, with annual spikes in disease incidence occurring between December and February (6). Since August 2015, there have been 175
Ebola Update: Death in Nigeria, Impact on Healthcare Workers, and Containment Measures in Liberia
Nations around the world have voiced concern about West Africa’s Ebola outbreak spreading via air travel, with warnings like “Ebola only a plane ride away.”
Polio: What Happens to a Vaccine-Preventable Disease When Vaccination Is Prevented?
Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases.
Polio Proliferates in Northern Nigerian States Borno and Yobe Despite Declining National Rates
At least 26 new cases of wild polio virus have been detected in northern Nigeria. This statistic comes from a joint World Health Organization (WHO)
On Friday, Feb. 8, at least nine young women working on a polio vaccination campaign were targeted and killed by gunmen in two separate incidents
Thirty-seven more cases of measles have been identified in an outbreak in Kebbi state, Nigeria. Of the over 250 cases recorded so far, seven children
Yet another case of type-1 poliovirus has surfaced in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, the only tribal district in Asia where both type-1 and type-3 polioviruses
Since the beginning of 2012, the West African nation of Nigeria has been battling Lassa fever. The disease has reached 12 states and killed 40