New Omicron Subvariant ‘Appears To Have Growth Advantage’

The BA.2 subtype of the Omicron coronavirus variant appears to have a substantial growth advantage over the currently predominant BA.1 type, the United Kingdom’s Health Security Agency has said. UKHSA said on Friday there was an increased growth rate of BA.2 compared with BA.1 in all regions of England where there were enough cases to […]

AstraZeneca Vaccine Boosts Antibody Levels Against Omicron – Study

In a bid to curtail self-medication that is rampant among the indigents, a non-governmental-organisation, the Brighter future initiatives for women and children (BFI) in collaboration with FIDSON healthcare Plc, have donated drugs to Osun State Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo. The varieties of drugs meant for both children and adults were received by the chief medical consultant […]

China Welcomes 2022 With Worst Cases Since Taming Virus

China has started 2022 with its biggest tally of local coronavirus cases for any seven-day period since subduing the country’s first epidemic nearly two years ago, despite an arsenal of some of the world’s toughest COVID-19 measures. The National Health Commission reported on Saturday 175 new community infections with confirmed clinical symptoms for December 31, […]

Omicron Cases Doubling At Least Every 3 Days – WHO

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading significantly faster than the Delta strain in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. In an update yesterday, the United Nations’ health agency said Omicron has been reported in 89 countries. […]

NCDC: Oyo records highest COVID-19 infections

The NCDC did not say why Kogi has remained untouched virtually by the virus since February 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Oyo tops the chart with 122 new COVID-19 cases out of the 404 infections recorded nationwide. The NCDC said also reported one COVID-19-related death. According to the agency, Oyo is […]

Bauchi records 153 Lassa fever cases in 2021

The state said there are 21 confirmed cases of the disease while six suspected cases were currently on admission. The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development  Agency (BSPHCDA) says it has recorded 153 suspected cases of Lassa fever between January and December 2021. Rilwanu Mohammed, Executive Secretary of the agency, said Sunday in Bauchi that the […]

Malaria Fight Disrupted By Pandemic – WHO

The World Health Organization(WHO) has said that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year – as questions remain on the possible fallout this year. The United Nations health agency, […]

Omicron: Federal Govt Unveils New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

In line with the new realities of COVID-19 and the frequent mutation of the virus, the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, has directed that all international travelers must present 48 hours COVID-19 negative test results. This was revealed by the chairman of the PSC, Boss Mustapha, as part of the revised international travel protocol […]

Omicron: GlaxoSmithKline announces UK-approved drug for new variant

The pharmaceutical company on Thursday said that further tests will be carried out on the Sotrovimab therapy to firm up the results. GlaxoSmithKline says a pre-clinical analysis of its antibody-based COVID-19 therapy developed with U.S. partner Vir has yielded positive results against newly identified Omicron variant. The pharmaceutical company on Thursday said in a statement that further tests […]