Lassa fever disease occurred in 19 States Nigeria -NCDC
Lassa Fever Disease Occurrence in Nigeria -NCDC.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has 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 latest 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 NCDC 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 classified cases with 249 confirmed cases and 85 deaths recorded.
Also from the report, one new suspected case was reported in Plateau while two new confirmed cases were reported in Edo. It however made clear that there was no death recorded within the week.
The report also revealed that there were three pending results: two from Ondo State and one from Plateau State.