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Lagos hit by Lassa fever

Lassa claims second Lagos casualty. Lagos has been hit by an outbreak of Lassa fever, a virus transmitted to humans through rats, claiming its second victim. The city currently has some 20 suspe...
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Nigeria contains Ebola virus

Lagos schools to resume on 8 October Nigeria's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu declared the country free from Ebola on 22 September, although the World Health Organization (WHO) is more cautious a...
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Number of Ebola cases rises in Lagos



15 of the 19 Nigerian cases are in Lagos Health authorities in Nigeria say that another Lagos resident tested positive for Ebola but has since been cured, bringing the amount of confirmed cases in...
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Nigerian doctors dismissed

Doctors strike in protest against sacking of colleagues As the Ebola virus spreads through countries in west Africa, hundreds of doctors in Lagos have protested against the sacking of several thous...
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Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death confirmed

Restrictions at Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders Nigeria has put all its borders and airports on red alert in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, after Nigeria's first recorded death of...
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Possible case of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian man in Lagos suspected of having virus There are concerns that the Ebola virus which has killed 660 people in west Africa since February has arrived in Lagos. The state health authoritie...
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Lagos on alert for Ebola

Health ministry issues warnings as virus spreads in west Africa The Lagos government has outlined precautionary measures against the world's worst Ebola outbreak in nearby west African countries s...
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Lagos bans smoking in public places

Penalties include fines and imprisonment Smoking is now banned in public places in the state of Lagos under legislation that came into effect on 20 January. The bill prohibits smoking in librari...
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Lagos closes fruit markets

Lagos state officials shut down the fruit and vegetable markets at Mile 12 and Jakande (popularly known as Ketu) on 22 January, over failure to comply with the state's sanitation laws. The enviro...
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Lagos targets world record for brushing teeth

The Lagos state government is planning to set a new world record by organising 300,000 students to brush their teeth simultaneously on the occasion of the 2012 World Oral Heath Day on 5 December. T...
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Lagos shuts down 15 medical clinics

The Lagos state government has closed 15 illegal clinics and hospitals across the state, in line with its 2006 health sector reform laws. The state’s Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditat...
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Striking doctors dismissed in Lagos

The Lagos state government has fired 788 doctors who have been on strike since 16 April. The doctors began their strike – backed by Nigeria’s Medical Guild - over the alleged failure of...
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Widespread lead poisoning in northern Nigeria

Gold mining practices in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara have resulted in the deaths of 400 children from lead poisoning over the past two years, according to an international human rights grou...
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Lagos hospital reforms

Boards of governors have been introduced at 12 public hospitals and health facilities in Lagos to improve public health care in the state. Until now the hospitals have been run directly by the state g...
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Polio immunisation campaign begins in Lagos.

The Lagos state government has begun a campaign to vaccinate over three million children against poliomyelitis (polio) in an attempt to eradicate the crippling and potentially fatal viral disease. The...
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New free medical centre for Lagos.

A medical centre offering free treatment is under construction in the Orile-Agege area of Lagos. Located on Amodu Road, the Clinic of Hope will cost N50 million to build and should be ready for commis...
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New cardiac and burns facilities for Lagos hospital.

Lagos state government has approved the creation of two specialist centres at Gbagada General Hospital treating cardiac and kidney patients and burns and trauma victims respectively. The cardiac and k...
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TB treatment centre opens in Lekki.

Residents of Ilasan housing estate in Lekki peninsula and the surrounding communities now have access to a tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment centre, the
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