A statement on Monday by Abdulkareem Yakubu, Borno Field Communication Officer of MSF, said that the cases were recorded from December 2020 to April 3, 2021.
The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the death of seven children after a measles outbreak in Malabo village, Fufore Local Government Area of the state.
Following several years of steady progress towards elimination of measles in the European Region, the number of countries that have achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined.
Dr Iyabo Aare, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board, made the disclosure during a Media Orientation Programme on Measles on Monday in Lagos.
Dr. Iyabode Ajibola, the Communication for Development Consultant in the state, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ilorin.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, disclosed this while fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.
The Director of Public Health in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Friday.
According to the governor, on no account should parents deprive their children a secure future and a healthy life on the basis of cultural and religious beliefs.
Vakkai told newsmen on Wednesday in Jalingo that majority of those affected were children bellow five years, who had not been vaccinated
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, gave the indication when he received a delegation of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization in Abuja
Maisule told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that the cases were recorded in Kanawa, Kagadawa and Garu villages.
The official said 50 children were diagnosed with the diseases in the three villages
Malam Mohammed Maisamari, the Head of Department for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the local council, confirmed the outbreak of the diseases in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Sule-Tankarkar
In her speech, Mrs. Agbo observed that since good health was a paramount need, it was logical to institute a process that would ensure sound health for the citizenry
They are all avoidable and can be prevented through immunization and provision of nutritional supplements like Vitamin A. Other vaccine-preventable diseases include polio, whooping cough, hepatitis, diphtheria and neonatal tetanus
The NEMA coordinator explained that the one-day workshop was aimed at creating awareness and sensitise stakeholders to the ways of mitigating the spread of cerebrum-spinal meningitis, measles, cholera and Lassa fever, especially during the rainy season