The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has alerted of an outbreak of Diptheria in Nigeria.

Diptheria is a serious infection of the nose and throat which is airborne and is preventable by vaccine.

In an alert published on its website this morning titled “Diphtheria Public Health Advisory Amidst Outbreak in Nigeria,” the NCDC says it:”has responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and is monitoring the situation in Osun and Yobe States where cases are now being picked up.

The NCDC further states:” In addition to clinically suspected cases, there have been laboratory-confirmed cases and the NCDC is working with State Ministries of Health and partners to enhance surveillance and response to the outbreak. This includes keeping the public informed on staying safe at home and in their communities.”