Nigeria

6 articles
Polio Proliferates in Northern Nigerian States Borno and Yobe Despite Declining National Rates
Jun 27, 2013 | Steven Purcell

At least 26 new cases of wild polio virus have been detected in northern Nigeria. This statistic comes from a joint World Health Organization (WHO)...

At Least Nine Polio Workers Killed in Nigeria
Feb 11, 2013 | David Scales

On Friday, Feb. 8, at least nine young women working on a polio vaccination campaign were targeted and killed by gunmen in two separate incidents in...

Measles Outbreak Infects 37 More in Nigeria
Dec 20, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Thirty-seven more cases of measles have been identified in an outbreak in Kebbi state, Nigeria. Of the over 250 cases recorded so far, seven children...

Polio: Outbreaks and Emergency Plans
Jun 14, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

  Yet another case of type-1 poliovirus has surfaced in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, the only tribal district in Asia where both type-1 and type-3...

Lassa Fever Spreads Through Nigeria
Feb 28, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Since the beginning of 2012, the West African nation of Nigeria has been battling Lassa fever. The disease has reached 12 states and killed 40 people...

Polio Threatens Nigeria After Progress
Jul 20, 2011 | Sumiko Mekaru

UNICEF has detected 20 new polio cases in northern Nigeria. These cases threaten to erase the substantial progress Nigeria has made in eliminating...