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  • sharon sanders
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    Buhari's aide tells Nigerians to stop crying about President's medical trips to London

    SAMSON TOROMADE
    Yesterday at 2:50 PM

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    Buhari has travelled to London on numerous occasions for medical reasons since he was sworn in as president in 2015, spending over 150 days isolated from Nigerians.

    The 78-year-old had been a long-term critic of medical tourism before he occupied his position, but has become a symbol of the practice which many consider an indictment of Nigeria's crumbling health system.

    Buhari last week travelled just days before resident doctors commenced a strike action over poor welfare packages, unpaid salaries, among other things.

    https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/buha...-trips/c76tzvv


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  • Pathfinder
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    Hattip Treyfish (PDF link now working)

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
    ...
    Avian Influenza Situation Report


    Epi Week 12: 22 - 28 March 2021
    ...
    Highlights

    Kano and Plateau States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian
    Influenza (H5 series)

    • As of 24th March 2021, seven states have reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic
    Avian Influenza (HPAI) cases (H5N1) in poultry. These are Kano, Plateau, Bauchi,
    Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger (Figure 1).
    • One Health National Rapid Response Team (RRT) from NCDC and the Federal
    Ministry of Agriculture were deployed to Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States
    • A total of 83 human samples were received and 64 (87.7%) samples were tested.
    Of the tested samples, 7 (10.9%) were positive for Flu A, 6 (85.7%) were subtype
    A/H5 while 1 (14.3%) was unsub-typable.

    • Official notification about the outbreak has been conveyed to the WHO as required
    by the International Health Regulations (IHR).

    • Official report has also been sent to the authorities at both Federal level and the
    affected States.
    • Avian influenza outbreak Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at level 1 has been
    activated at national and in two states (Plateau and Gombe).
    • Seven confirmed samples have been shipped to the WHO Collaborating Centre
    (WHO-CC) in the United States (US).for further characterisation.
    ...
    Response Activities

    • Second session of EOC conducted with review of outbreak situation, response
    Terms of Reference (TORs) and Incident Actions Plan (IAPs).
    • Seven states: Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger
    States have confirmed cases of Avian Influenza among poultry.
    • Two states have reported seven (7) cases among humans – Kano (4) and
    Plateau (3)
    • Only Kano, Plateau, Bauchi and Gombe States have had human contacts of
    birds followed up.
    • Of the 83 contacts reported, 27 contacts were from 3 Local Government Areas
    (LGAs) (Nasarawa, Ungogo and Gwale) in Kano State, 18 contacts from 2
    LGAs (Jos North and South) in Plateau State, 19 contacts from 2 LGAs (Bauchi
    and Toro) in Bauchi State, and 19 contacts from 3 LGAs (Kaltungo, Yamaltu
    Deba and Gombe) in Gombe State.
    • All contacts were farmers, farm workers, bird handlers and traders.
    • All contacts were still asymptomatic except one, presenting with catarrh.
    • A total of 83 human nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal samples have been
    collected from contacts of confirmed birds in 4 States: Kano (27), Plateau (18),
    Bauchi (19) and Gombe (19).
    • A total of 13 blood samples have also been collected from the very-close
    contacts (human) of the birds in 3 States: Plateau (3), Bauchi (5), and Gombe
    (5).
    • Of 83 human samples collected, 64 (87.7%) samples were analysed using Real
    time RT-PCR.
    • Of 64 samples analysed, only 7 (10.9%) were positive for Flu A
    • Of the 7 samples positive for Flu A, only 6 (85.7%) were positive for A/H5 while
    one (14.3%) was unsubtypable.
    • All seven positive samples have been shipped to WHO Coordinating center C
    for further lab analysis.
    • Sensitisation was carried out by the National and State RRT to farm owners,
    workers, Live Bird Market (LBM) associations and communities in the affected
    States.
    • Biosecurity measures were extensively discussed for the benefit of the farmers
    and communities.
    • Distribution of Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC)
    materials to farm owners, workers, LBM associations and community leaders.
    • List of items that facilitate safety in farms was shared with farmers, and
    sensitisation of workers on hygiene and regular wearing of PPE in the farm
    was carried out.

    https://ncdc.gov.ng/themes/common/fi...8c97f0eb7e.pdf

    https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps...eak+in+Nigeria
    Last edited by Pathfinder; April 9, 2021, 09:20 AM. Reason: Added PDF link

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  • sharon sanders
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    bump this

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  • Emily
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    https://punchng.com/flu-376695-birds...plateau-niger/
    Flu: 376,695 birds killed in Kano, Plateau, Niger


    Okechukwu Nnodim, James Abraham, Adebayo Ayinde, Tukur Muntari and Chima Azubuike
    5:35 am


    The Federal Government on Wednesday met with top officials of the Poultry Farmers’ Association of Nigeria as part of efforts to stop the spread of bird flu, which had spread to seven states.

    The Director-General of PAN, Onallo Akpa, disclosed this in an interview with one of our correspondents as state governments also began moves to stop the spread of the virus.

    ...

    Commenting on the development, the Director-General of PAN, Akpa, said bio-security measures had been put in place by poultry farmers to prevent the spread of the disease beyond the seven states.

    He stated, “We had a meeting today (Wednesday) in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and all the claims that there are human infections have so far not been verified to the best of our knowledge and to the best of the knowledge of the ministry.”

    Akpa said claims of human infections had not been verified by recognised laboratories and dismissed such claims.

    He said, “This is because whatever suspicion that is being reported has to be verified by the main laboratory in Atlanta in the United States and to the best of our knowledge that has not been done.”...

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  • blacknail
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    The concern I have isn't so much that there are 7 human cases (which is sizeable but not record-breaking), it is that those 7 human cases have been detected against the background of a pandemic where HPAI would be difficult to detect since it is clinically similar to COVID.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://punchng.com/flu-376695-birds...plateau-niger/

    ...Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had on Tuesday said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and the Niger states had reported confirmed cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called bird flu.

    Commenting on the development, the Director-General of PAN, Akpa, said bio-security measures had been put in place by poultry farmers to prevent the spread of the disease beyond the seven states.

    He stated, “We had a meeting today (Wednesday) in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and all the claims that there are human infections have so far not been verified to the best of our knowledge and to the best of the knowledge of the ministry.”

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  • Treyfish
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    The Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) has resumed international flights, one year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.

    The flights resumed at the new terminal of the international wing of the airport on Tuesday.https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/...ts-photos.html

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  • Treyfish
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    NCDC

    @NCDCgov
    ·
    Apr 5
    The latest Avian Influenza Situation Report has been published. The report provides highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria. Read: https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps/?cat=16&name=An%20Update%20of%20Avian%20Influenza% 20Outbreak%20in%20Nigeria…


    https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps...20in%20Nigeria


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  • Treyfish
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    FG Confirms Outbreak Of Bird Flu In Seven States


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    April 7, 2021
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    The Tide
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza (H5N1), also called “Bird flu.”
    The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in an interview, yesterday in Abuja, while providing highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria.
    Avian Influenza is strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans.
    This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds, and can also be passed from person to person.
    It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
    Symptoms begin within two to eight days, and are like the common flu.
    Cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, headache and shortness of breath may occur.
    Ihekweazu said as of March 24, 2021, the seven states reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) cases (H5N1) in poultries.
    “Health National Rapid R....
    http://www.thetidenewsonline.com/202...-seven-states/

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  • sharon sanders
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    There is a doctor's strike at this time. It started on April 1.


    Striking doctors‘ve lost legal, moral justification — FG ON APRIL 7, 20216:19

    Dr. Chris Ngige By Victor Ahiuma-Young, Abuja The Federal Government Wednesday said the striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, had lost every legal and moral justification to be on strike and advised them to call off the industrial action.

    Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/04/...tification-fg/

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  • sharon sanders
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    Historical H5N1 in Nigeria threads:

    Intravenous pathogenicity of influenza virus A/H5N1/2014 isolated from pig in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

    National surveillance and control costs for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry: A benefit-cost assessment for a developing economy, Nigeria

    Nigeria - Evidence of exposure of domestic pigs to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1

    Sci. Rpts.: Evidence Of H5N1 Exposure In Domestic Pigs - Nigeria

    Spatial clustering of pathology submissions during the initial introduction and spread of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Nigeria in 2006-2007

    Seroepidemiology and assessment of risk factors for the spread of avian influenza in birds in two Nigerian states

    A two-year monitoring period of the genetic properties of clade 2.3.2.1c H5N1 viruses in Nigeria reveals the emergence and co-circulation of distinct genotypes

    Nigeria - HP H5N1 Avian Flu confirmed - Spread to 24 states

    Nigeria - Foyers de grippe aviaire hautement pathogène H5N1 confirmés chez des oiseaux (OIE)

    Click on this page for 2006 - 2014 threads on H5N1 in Nigeria - scroll down link

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  • sharon sanders
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    Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is the National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria’s National Public Health Institute.

    https://ng.linkedin.com/in/chikwe-ihekweazu-b004756

    --------------------------------------

    He needs to issue a official statement confirming or denying the media report(s).

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  • sharon sanders
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    I see nothing on any official Nigeria site about this.

    Please see these other Nigeria threads:

    Nigeria: Niger govt announces outbreak of avian flu in poultry

    Nigeria - Avian Flu H5N1 in poultry - 2021

    Nigeria: 2021 Lassa fever

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  • Nigeria: Media - Head of NCDC quoted as saying H5N1 reported in humans - 6 H5 cases confirmed by NCDC rpt - April 6, 2021

    Source: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/ncdc...states/qjv54zm

    ...Ihekweazu said as of March 24, 2021, the seven states reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) cases (H5N1) in poultries.

    Health National Rapid Response Team (RRT) from NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture were deployed to Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States.

    “A total of 83 human samples were received and 64 (87.7 per cent) samples were tested. Of the tested samples, seven (10.9 per cent) were positive for Flu A, six 85.7 per cent were subtype A/H5 while one 14.3 per cent was unsub-typable,” he explained.

    The NCDC boss said official notification about the outbreak had been conveyed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as required by the International Health Regulations (IHR).

    He added that an official report had also been sent to the authorities at both Federal level and the affected states.

    “Avian influenza outbreak Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at level 1 has been activated at national and in two states (Plateau and Gombe).

    “Seven confirmed samples have been shipped to the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC) in the United States (US) for further characterisation,” he noted.

    Speaking on the response activities, he said a second session of EOC had been conducted with review of outbreak situation, response Terms of Reference (TORs) and Incident Actions Plan (IAPs).

    “Seven states: Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger States have confirmed cases of Avian Influenza among poultry.

    “Two states have reported seven cases among humans – Kano four and Plateau three. Only Kano, Plateau, Bauchi and Gombe States have had human contacts of birds followed up,” he said.

    According to him, of the 83 contacts reported, 27 contacts are from three Local Government Areas (LGAs); Nasarawa, Ungogo and Gwale in Kano State.

    The others are: 18 contacts from two LGAs (Jos North and South) in Plateau; 19 contacts from two LGAs (Bauchi and Toro) in Bauchi State, and 19 contacts from three LGAs (Kaltungo, Yamaltu Deba and Gombe) in Gombe State.

    Ihekweazu stated that all contacts were farmers, farm workers, bird handlers and traders, adding that the contacts were still asymptomatic except one who presented catarrh.

    “A total of 83 human nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal samples have been collected from contacts of confirmed birds in four states: Kano (27), Plateau (18), Bauchi (19) and Gombe (19).

    “A total of 13 blood samples have also been collected from the very-close contacts (human) of the birds in three states: Plateau (3), Bauchi (5), and Gombe (5).

    “Of 83 human samples collected, 64 (87.7 per cent) samples were analysed using Real time Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Of 64 samples analysed, only 7 (10.9 per cent) were positive for Flu A.

    “Of the seven samples positive for Flu A, only six “85.7 per cent “were positive for A/H5 while one (14.3 per cent) was unsubtyped. All seven positive samples have been shipped to WHO Coordinating centre for further lab analysis,” he said.

    The NCDC boss noted that sensitisation was carried out by the national and state RRT to farm owners, workers, Live Bird Market (LBM) associations and communities in the affected states.

    He added that biosecurity measures were extensively discussed for the benefit of the farmers and communities...
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