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October 6, 2017

Attention! Monkey Pox Virus – A new disease outbreak in Nigeria?

On Thursday, 5th October, 2017, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) released a press statement confirming an outbreak of a new contagious viral disease, Monkey […]
September 5, 2016

Unhealthy Abattoirs in Nigeria; A Case Study in Anambra State

A few weeks back on social media, massive public attention was drawn to certain appalling and highly unhealthy actions by butchers and meat-sellers at Kwata Abattoir […]
June 7, 2016

The end is near for Guinea Worm

This post originally appeared on NPR Health Guinea worm is going down. Way down. From more than 3 million cases of Guinea worm disease a year in […]
March 30, 2016

Do you love pork or you keep pigs? Beware of Cysticercosis

What is Cysticercosis? Before we can jump right into Cysticercosis, we need to learn first about Taeniasis Taeniasis is an intestinal infection that affects humans who […]
March 15, 2016

Know some diseases people can catch from Dogs and Cats

This post originally appeared in Pet MD written by Dr. Jennifer Coates There’s no denying the benefits of including dogs and cats in your life, but […]
March 6, 2016

Lassa Fever is a zoonotic disease

Lassa Fever series: Lassa Fever is a zoonotic disease Yes! Lassa fever is indeed a Zoonotic disease. It is a disease that is primarily transmitted from […]
March 6, 2016

Lassa Fever Series; Interesting Facts you NEED to know

Over the past few months, Lassa Fever has gained so much national and global attention due to the recent epidemics and increase in reported death tolls […]
March 2, 2016

Journalists Brainstorm On Animal To Human Transmitted Diseases in Kaduna

Journalists Brainstorm On Animal To Human Transmitted Diseases As part of strategies to broaden the knowledge of journalists on the prevailing animal to human transmitted or […]
February 28, 2016

Zika Virus – WHO updates

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. […]
February 22, 2016

What are Zoonotic Diseases???

  Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases caused by micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites) that are transmitted from animals to humans and vice-versa. Now, infectious diseases […]