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17 Oct 2017 description

This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

11 Oct 2017 description

Case Management of Yellow Fever

In Epi-week 38, active case search for suspected cases of yellow fever continued in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and parts of Kogi State. Laboratory samples have been collected for testing and confirmation.

This week’s editorial is a second part in the control of yellow fever outbreak series and the focus is on case management of the disease.

10 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • IOM DTM Round XVIII (August 2017) estimates a total of 1.62 million people still internally displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56% percent of the total IDP population.

05 Oct 2017 description

COMMUNITY MOBILSATION: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN OUTBREAK CONTROL

04 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • As for the month of September, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases was 4,356 and 59 deaths, with a 1.3% Case Fatality Rate.

  • For the first time in Nigeria, an Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in Borno state concluded last week, and vaccinated 844,000 people in cholera affected LGAs. In addition, the Borno State Ministry of Health confirmed that it would vaccinate with the support of the Health Sector partners the “hotspots” of Ngala, Rann, Banki, Bama and Pulka.

27 Sep 2017 description

STRENGTHENING SURVEILLANCE FOR YELLOW FEVER

On the 12th of September 2017, a confirmed case of Yellow fever was reported in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state, Nigeria. This is the first confirmed case of the disease reported in the country in over ten years. Pertinent questions to guide a detailed public health response revolve around early case identification, sensitivity of the surveillance system particularly at points of entry, immunisation coverage for the disease and possible effects of climatic changes on established disease epidemiology.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the reporting period, IOM DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), recorded 7,415 new arrivals in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa States. The mobility is attributed to influxes from rural villages to government protected towns due to continuing military actions, attacks by Boko Haram and people seeking better livelihood in more secured locations.

20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of September 15, 2017, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases and deaths are 2,451 and 48 respectively (CFR 1.9%). The burden of cases has decreased in Jere and Dikwa, while it remains high in Monguno.

18 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the reporting period over 8,627 new arrivals were registered in 15 LGAs. The key driver of these returns were people returning towards their places of origin or seeking better livelihood opportunities.

  • A total of 696 cases of Hepatitis E was reported as of 30 July 2017 in the affected LGAs in Borno. The threat continues to increase with heavy rainfalls and flooding impeding humanitarian activities and limiting access in high risk LGAs.

18 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.

13 Sep 2017 description

Abuja, 12 September 2017-As part of preparations towards a high quality exercise, a press briefing heralding the implementation of a national measles campaign in Nigeria was conducted on 11 September 2017 at the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) Headquarters in Abuja to ensure that every eligible child is reached to mitigate the disease burden.

Nigeria along with other countries in the African region has embarked on a goal of measles elimination. However, in 2016 alone, Nigeria witnessed 183 measles outbreaks affecting 158 local government areas (LGAs).

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) of 31 March 2017, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to produce a written report within five months on the assessment by the United Nations of the situation in the Lake Chad Basin. The report provides an update on the progress made and the challenges remaining and suggests measures for consideration relating to elements of the resolution.

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Abuja, 12 September 2017-As part of preparations towards a high quality exercise, a press briefing heralding the implementation of a national measles campaign in Nigeria was conducted on 11 September 2017 at the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) Headquarters in Abuja to ensure that every eligible child is reached to mitigate the disease burden.