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|Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by 13Ebiscoo: 9:10am On Jan 09|
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is ready to host the first Lassa fever international conference, in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ihekweazu said that this was to mark 50 years since the Lassa fever virus was first isolated in a town in Nigeria.
He said that the conference, to be organised in partnership with other stakeholders, would hold between Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, in Abuja.
“The opportunity created by the ‘anniversary’ of the discovery of the virus, is being used to bring researchers and practitioners from across the world.
“The researchers and practitioners will share and appraise global efforts towards the control of the Lassa fever virus disease,” Ihekweazu said.
According to him, the conference will also be an opportunity to increase global health focus on the disease, which was found mostly in West Africa.
The NCDC chief executive added that as awareness and disease surveillance systems improve across West African countries, more cases were being detected.
According to him, this has created an increased sense of urgency for the global health community to do more through better prevention, disease detection, control and case management efforts.
“In 2018, the World Health Organisation launched its Research and Development blueprint, highlighting the potential of Lassa fever and a selected list of diseases to lead to public health emergencies.
“This plan highlights the absence of efficacious drugs and vaccines, and further highlights the urgent need for accelerated research and development,” he said.
Ihekweazu further said that the conference would afford the global audience to learn about efforts towards new strategies to prevent transmission of the virus from rodents to human.
He also said that new approaches to mitigating hospital transmission of the disease as well as new insights into the social context of Lassa transmission would be known.
The NCDC boss said that current efforts on new Lassa fever vaccines, therapeutics and clinical treatment approaches would also be key highlights at the conference.
”To prepare for the conference, NCDC called for scientific efforts into prevention, detection and control efforts to be showcased at the conference.
”This yielded more 500 abstracts from which 160 top quality papers were selected. In addition, travel scholarships were granted to 80 researchers from across Nigeria and West Africa.
”With this, NCDC will work with partners to develop a strong reform agenda for Lassa fever control in Nigeria and globally,” he said.
NAN reports that the conference would bring stakeholder together for a meeting full of learning and exchange of ideas. (NAN)
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by MrRhymes101(m): 9:25am On Jan 09|
What if they see RATS for the conference hall??... Wedding MC
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by princeAbjid(m): 9:25am On Jan 09|
The poster above me tho. God bless your network
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by amalab30(m): 9:26am On Jan 09|
Like said, all's well that ends well. If politicians or policies are not tied around long-term solutions, they will haunt us in the future. Great one and long may it continue
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by agylistic77: 9:26am On Jan 09|
My concern is that they should try and warn tiv people to stop eating rat.
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:26am On Jan 09|
Good to know we will be hosting them here....
We need an end to the disease in our nation.
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|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Tunasco4u(m): 9:26am On Jan 09|
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Goldenventures: 9:27am On Jan 09|
Can someone tell me why those diseases are always based in Africa? Why do the various viruses always feel more comfortable here?
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|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Haymaykar: 9:28am On Jan 09|
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by reantv(m): 9:38am On Jan 09|
I hope all these conferences will bear good fruits?
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|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by sukerefakere(m): 9:40am On Jan 09|
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Ekeke1(m): 9:47am On Jan 09|
How can one volunteer for the conference?
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Ruddyman(m): 10:18am On Jan 09|
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Outreachms: 10:23am On Jan 09|
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by Blyzz(m): 10:56am On Jan 09|
Goldenventures:because most virus are tested here in African, either through birds or animals
|Re: Maiden Lassa Fever Int’l Conference Holds In Nigeria by mechanics(m): 6:12pm On Jan 09|
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