Lassa Fever Cases Reported In 19 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday confirmed at least one reported a Lassa fever case in each of 19 states in which the current outbreak started in December 2016.

BY PUNCH NEWSPAPERSEP 07, 2017

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday confirmed at least one reported a Lassa fever case in each of 19 states in which the current outbreak started in December 2016.

The development was published in a report on NCDC’s website.



The 19 states are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara, and Lagos.

The report said the outbreak was active in Ondo, Edo, Plateau, Bauchi, Ogun, Kaduna, Kwara, and Lagos states.

The report said that since the onset of the outbreak in December 2016, a total of 263 cases had been classified, 249 confirmed, and 85 deaths recorded.

The report also said one new suspected case was reported in Plateau, two new confirmed cases were reported in Edo, but no deaths were recorded within the week.




However, there are three pending results, two from Ondo and one from Plateau, the report added.

NAIJAXTREME, MD, USA

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