Lassa Fever: Nigeria records 381 cases

Some 381 people have been confirmed to be positive with Lassa fever, in Nigeria, as at February 24.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday said since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, the country has recorded 83 deaths in confirmed cases of the disease.

This brings the case fatality ratio in confirmed cases is 21.8 per cent.

Nigeria, since January has been witnessing outbreaks of Lassa fever. In January, NCDC declared a Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

The weekly situation report from NCDC for week eight shows that 23 new confirmed cases were reported from eight states; Edo – 11, Ondo -2, Bauchi -1, Nasarawa -2, Taraba -4, Gombe -1, Kaduna -1 and Cross River -1 States.

The Director-General, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu said for the reporting week, (February 18-24) six

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