Lassa fever disease occurred in 19 States -NCDC

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

This was revealed in a report published on the NCDC’s website.

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

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

Statistical analysis from the report showed that the outbreak, since the onset in December 2016, has caused a total of 263 classifide cases, 249 confirmed cases and 85 deaths recorded.

According to the report, one new suspected case was reported in Plateau, two new confirmed cases were reported in Edo but no death recorded within the week.

There were three pending results, two from Ondo and one from Plateau, the report added.

(Source: NAN)

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