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International Society for Infectious Diseases

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), established in 1986, is a non-profit organization that works to control infectious disease outbreaks and improve the care of patients afflicted with these conditions.

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    • October 2016
      Source: International Society for Infectious Diseases
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 07 November, 2016
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      Nigeria is facing a growing outbreak of a deadly virus similar [clinically] to Ebola -Lassa fever is carried by rats and has led to the death of 101 people -Officials have distributed large quantities of drugs, including Ribavirin tablets and hand sanitizer Nigeria is facing a growing outbreak of a deadly virus similar [clinically, but not taxonomically] to Ebola which has already killed 101 people since August [2015]. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) statistics show that reported cases of the haemorrhagic disease known as Lassa fever stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August. As of today, 19 (including Abuja) states are currently following up contacts, or have suspected cases with laboratory results pending or laboratory confirmed cases, the NCDC said in a statement.