At least nine people have died and more than 80 others hospitalised from a mysterious disease outbreak in northern Kenya’s Marsabit county. A local administrator said out of the nine people who have died, six were adults and three children between one and three years. Preliminary tests indicated the possibility of a violent malaria outbreak, […]

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, says the approval process for the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine requires more clinical trials before its full use. Prof. Adeyeye, on a televised programme, said the provision of the vaccine was important for transmission prevention, insisting that NAFDAC […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the death of one hundred and two persons due to Lassa fever. This confirmation comes via the website of the agency. NCDC noted that cases of Lassa fever have risen to 4,632 in the country, thus putting states in Nigeria on red alert of the virus. […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Dr […]

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