Following the recent outbreak of monkey pox in Bayelsa, Nigeria, about 10 people have been infected and 49 people under surveillance. What is Monkey Pox? Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The […]


        CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS (CSM)   THE current outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, in Nigeria is repetition of series of outbreaks mostly affecting States in the upper parts of the country which fall within the African Meningitis Belt. The meningitis epidemic is being caused by Neisseria Meningitides type […]


Tuberculosis (TB) also called Koch’s disease is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Compared with other diseases caused by a single infectious agent, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer, globally. In 2015, 1.8 million people died from the disease, with 10.4 million falling ill. In the 18th and […]


We will soon enter the rainy season in Nigeria. Scientists are studying the various health problems caused by the mysterious mosquito-borne Zika virus. While they know more about the virus than they did over a year ago, the full spectrum of Zika related health risks—including the ones that may impact adults—remains […]

5 Health Risks Of Zika Virus That Can Affect Anyone

Have you been itching recently? has it been more intense and seem to involve more body areas? Is it worse at night or after a very hot bath? Have you noticed skin bumps that look link insect bites or a pimple rash? Then there’s a possibility you might have caught […]

6 Facts about Scabies

“Happy New Year Folks” It’s January, while the Xmas and New year celebration wraps up, some people are having sleepless nights in hospitals battling diarrhoea and sometimes vomiting. Diarrhoea remains the leading cause of death among infants and young children in low- and middle-income countries. Gastroenteritis in babies when not […]

Gastroenteritis In Babies

Diabetes is a serious chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar(glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose level by promoting the uptake of glucose into body cells . In patients with diabetes, there is resistance to insulin action, inadequate insulin secretion, or both […]