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Lassa Fever: Number Of Cases Hit 842, Ondo, Others Lead

Lassa Fever: Number Of Cases Hit 842, Ondo, Others Lead

Lassa Fever: Number Of Cases Hit 842, Ondo, Others Lead

Lassa Fever: Number Of Cases Hit 842, Ondo, Others Lead

In its most recent situation report on the disease outbreak in the nation, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control made this disclosure.

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Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever and an acute viral illness with a high rate of morbidity and mortality as well as consequences for the economy and public health.

There were 5649 suspected instances of the disease during Week 27, which ran from July 4 to July 10. This information was obtained from the report for Week 27.

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“In week 27, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 9 in week 26, 2022 to 13 cases. These were reported from Ondo, Edo, Plateau, and Anambra States.

“Cumulatively from week 1 to week 27, 2022, 160 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19.0% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (23.7%).

Lassa Fever: Number Of Cases Hit 842, Ondo, Others Lead

“In total for 2022, 24 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 99 Local Government Areas.

“Of all confirmed cases, 69% are from Ondo (30%), Edo (25%), and Bauchi (14%) States.

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“The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 0 to 90 years, Median Age:30 years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.8.

“The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021.”

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The report also showed that no new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has deployed the National Rapid Respond Teams to Nasarawa, FCT, Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Oyo, Taraba, and the Benue States.


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