Harsh weather raises fears of meningitis, measles, malaria epidemics

THERE is palpable fear that the prevalent hot and humid conditions in most cities of the country might lead to epidemic of diseases such as meningitis, measles, malaria, cholera, skin rashes, among others. Several studies have linked diseases spread to rising temperatures and humidity with attendant water shortage. But the Deputy General Manager, National Weather Office, Abuja, Cyprian Okoloye, told The Guardian Monday that the hot weather in Lagos and some cities in Nigeria is not abnormal. Okoloye ...
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Added April 01, 2013
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