Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing COVID-19, other diseases — WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedos Ghebreyesus, says smokers have up to a 50 per cent higher risk of developing severe diseases and death from COVID-19. Ghebreyesus said this…

What is ‘black fungus’ and why India?

Several thousand coronavirus patients in India have contracted a deadly and aggressive fungal infection, compounding the country’s woes as it reels from the pandemic. What is the fungus? Mucormycosis, dubbed…

China requires 2 negative nucleic acid tests to end COVID-19 quarantine

Passengers arriving from outside the Chinese mainland and close contacts of COVID-19 patients can be released from quarantine if they test negative for the virus following two separate nucleic acid…

COVID-19: NCDC registers 49 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 49 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,468. The NCDC disclosed this on…

Nigeria announces fresh COVID-19 restrictions

Nigerian authorities Monday announced a new set of COVID-19 restrictions as many countries continue to battle the resurgence of the virus. The new measures, which come into effect on Tuesday,…

At least 1 in 10 women experience miscarriage

One in seven pregnancies worldwide ends in miscarriage, and eleven percent of women endure a failed pregnancy at least once in their lifetime, experts said Tuesday. Some 23 million miscarriages…

BREAKING: U.S. calls for immediate halt of COVID-19 vaccine use

The United States of America (USA) has called for an immediate halt of the use of a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers…

Niger records outbreak of avian flu

The Niger Government has announced the outbreak of avian influenza (flu) in a cluster of poultry farms in the state. The Information Officer, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Abubakar…

EU health watchdog says AstraZeneca vaccine safe for use

The European Union’s health watchdog, European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and cleared the vaccine for use. European Medicines Agency provided an assessment on Thursday…

US REPORT SAYS LASSA FEVER KILLS MORE THAN COVID-19

Two hundred and forty-four (244) – That is the number of lives lost to Lassa fever in 2020, according to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).…