German government calculates deaths from nitrogen dioxide

Mar 8, 2018 0

Thousands of people die prematurely each year in Germany from the harmful effects of nitrogen dioxide, a gas that’s produced by diesel engines, according to a government-sponsored report published Thursday. The study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment concluded that almost 6,000 people died prematurely in 2014 from illnesses that are known to be caused or aggravated by nitrogen dioxide, or NO2. The study, conducted by the publicly funded Helmholtz Center Munich and private company IVU Umwelt GmbH, used widely accepted statistical models to determine how many deaths could be attributed to NO2. ...

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Nigeria: Borno Records 530 Cases of Cholera Infections, 23 Deaths

Sep 11, 2017 0

Borno State recorded 530 cases of cholera infections as at September 5 this year. Also, 23 deaths were documented during the period. The United National Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from reporters yesterday in Maiduguri, noted that the outbreaks took place in parts of the capital as well as Jere, Monguno and Dikwa council areas. ...

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Buhari Speaks On Benue Flood That Has Displaced Over 100,000 People

Sep 1, 2017 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the flood in Benue State that has displaced about 100,000 people, according to official estimates. The Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Boniface Ortese, said on Wednesday that over 2,769 households are affected by the flood. In a statement on Friday, presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Mr. Buhari “has received with great concern reports of the flooding in Benue State, which, according to early estimates, has affected thousands of homes and displaced more than 100,000 persons in 12 local government areas.” “Consequently, the president has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilise personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding. The president is closely monitoring the situation, and will be receiving regular updates on the scale of the disaster, as well as the federal government’s humanitarian response. “The president extends his sympathies to the government and people of Benue State, and assures that the federal government will make available any assistance needed to enable... ...

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Nigeria: Improper waste management can cause disease outbreak- PHP warns 

Aug 21, 2017 0

The state government and general public most urgently rise to the occasion and impose sanity on the environment; Lagos may be in for disease outbreak of epidemic proportion. Public health physicians, who gave this warning, expressed concerns over the state of Lagos environment that is currently in squalor. Their fears are worsened by the high population density and congestion of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, which is already a risk for any form of outbreak. And true to type, the backlash of unkempt Lagos environment is beginning to unfold. Specifically, Lagos residents were last Thursday alarmed at the news of another outbreak of Lassa fever. The rodent-related disease has claimed two victims, with 150 under surveillance. About two weeks ago, it was also reported that two persons have been confirmed dead, while 25 other were receiving treatment in hospitals following an outbreak of cholera at Somolu, Oshodi-Isolo, and Surulere local government areas of the state. Many were, however, not surprised amidst heaps of loose rubbish around major markets and... ...

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All You Need To Know About Lassa Fever.

Aug 15, 2017 0

Lassa fever is an acute viral infection which was first diagnosed in Lassa village in Borno State in 1969, the disease is named after the village. Since then it has become endemic in West Africa where about 500,000 cases are recorded yearly with about 5000 deaths. The symptoms and signs are similar to those of Ebola and Dengue fevers and even malaria. Consequently, health workers are at very risk of contracting the disease. ...

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