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Late Prof Lovett Lawson: a tribute to an icon

Late Professor Lovett Lawson MBBS, MTropMed, PhD, FRCP Edin The Passage of an Icon It is with a deep sense of loss that the Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) learnt of the passing away of our teacher, mentor, friend and colleague, Professor Lovett Lawson. Until his death, he was a member of the Board of […]

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Misuse and Abuse of Face Masks in Nigeria

Misuse and Abuse of Face Masks for COVID-19 Prevention in Nigeria Background The science of the prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and many countries are adopting preventive measures based on emerging evidence and local applicability. One of such measures is the use of face mask to either protect uninfected persons from […]

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NIDS Statement on the novel coronavirus- now ‘COVID 19’

The NIDS Statement on the Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCov)- now COVID-19 The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCov) remains a public health threat for many countries across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently officially named the virus ‘COVID 2019’. The “CO” stands for “corona”, “VI” for “virus” and “D” for “disease”, while “19” […]

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NIDS Statement on Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2019

The Nigerian Infectious Disease Society (NIDS) is a multidisciplinary professional society of persons actively engaged or interested in the prevention and control of infectious disease in Nigeria. As front liners in the war against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, we daily see the devastation caused by this disease, even as we acknowledge the efforts of government, donor […]

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