These are some of the prominent health reports published last week.
Polio: Over 900,000 to be immunised in Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Primary Health Care Development Board says over 900,000 children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 vaccination across Abuja.
The Acting Executive Secretary, Mathew Ashikeni said the health agency has received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) and also engaged adequate personnel to carry out the exercise to ensure that no child under the age of five is left out in across the six area councils in FCT .
The exercise is expected to kick off on January 20 and end January 23. Vaccinators will be deployed to houses, schools, estates, places of worship, streets, markets, farmlands, IDP camps and nomadic settlements.
Health minister alerts on food poisoning
The minister of health, Isaac Adewole has alerted Nigerians to be cautious of their food intake, especially food items such as meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables which could be contaminated by Listeria Monocystogene.
This advice came after an outbreak of Listeriosis ( food poison contaminated by Listeria monocycstogene) in South Africa. Nigerians were advised to wash their fruits and vegetables properly and ensure meats are well cooked before consumption.
Mr. Adewole called for increased vigilance at the points of entry into the country by the relevant officials while directing the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to increase their surveillance and monitoring of food items.
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