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  Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency  President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola 'a national emergency' and approved more than $11m to help contain it   Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola  Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus   Cholera epidemic threatens all Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: A cholera epidemic in northern Nigeria has killed more than 350 people since June and threatens to spread to the entire country   Doctors target meningitis outbreak  Doctors Without Borders has embarked on a massive vaccination campaign in Niger, Nigeria, and Chad to combat the outbreak   Meningitis epidemic strikes Nigeria, Niger  More than 200 people have died of meningitis in the past week alone in 76 areas of the two countries Poison in teething drug kills 84 children  At least 84 children have died after ingesting My Pikin, teething medicine that contained a solvent typically found in antifreeze Poisoned medicine kills dozens of children
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'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials Map of Ode-Irele Nigeria
  Ebola scare as man dies in Nigerian city of Calabar Map of Calabar Nigeria


year 2015 Top ^

Oct.8
  An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, a year after the country was declared free of the virus
Apr.18
  A 'mysterious' disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say



year 2014 Top ^

Aug.8
Jul.26


year 2010 Top ^

Aug.27


year 2009 Top ^

Apr.29
Mar.28
Feb.6


year 2008 Top ^

Dec.18
  More than 30 children are thought to have died recently after taking the medicine. The factory's managing director had been charged


year 2007 Top ^

Oct.10 Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria
  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been immunised
Jan.31   Nigeria's first human death from bird flu   22-year old woman in Lagos had died and a family member had been infected

year 2006 Top ^

Feb.12   Fears bird flu has spread to humans
  Nigerian health officials waited anxiously for test results on 2 children feared to be the first Africans infected Feb.10   UN urges Nigeria bird flu action
  Nigeria must step up its measures to prevent further spread of the deadly virus Feb.9   More bird flu in Nigeria alarms WHO   The deadly H5N1 strain has been found at two farms in Kano state and one in adjoining Plateau state Nigeria plans huge bird flu cull  A large-scale cull is being planned at a farm where thousands of chickens have died from bird flu Feb.8 Deadly bird flu found
  A highly pathogenic strain of the H5N1 virus has been found in poultry stocks, the first case of the disease in Africa


year 2005 Top ^

Jan.12 World polio cases rose by a third in 2004   Switzerland: The number of cases rose by almost one-third after a vaccine boycott in Nigeria spawned a resurgence of the disease

year 2004 Top ^

Jul.31 Polio campaign restarted
Map of Kano Nigeria  The state of Kano has resumed vaccinations after an 11-month ban that threatened efforts to eradicate the disease

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.23   Cholera strikes  Northern Nigeria: 100 people killed in northern Nigeria in a week Apr.27 African AIDS summit  State leaders and U.N. Secretary-General pushed for massive fund-raising campaigns to fight the pandemic


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B. 2015-10-08 Ebola scare as man dies in Nigerian city of Calabar Calabar, Nigeria
C. 2015-04-18 'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials Ode-Irele, Nigeria
D. 2014-08-08 Ebola outbreak: Nigeria declares national emergency Nigeria
E. 2014-07-26 Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola Nigeria
F. 2010-08-27 Cholera epidemic threatens all Nigeria Northern Nigeria
G. 2009-04-29 Doctors target meningitis outbreak Nigeria
H. 2009-03-28 Meningitis epidemic strikes Nigeria, Niger Nigeria
8. 2009-02-06 Poison in teething drug kills 84 children Nigeria
2008-12-18 Poisoned medicine kills dozens of children Nigeria


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