Lassa Fever: NCDC Confirms 37 Deaths In Three Weeks
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 31, 2023
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed the death of thirty seven persons from Lassa fever in the first three weeks of this year.
In its Lassa Fever Situation Report published today, the centre noted that the number of deaths represents fifteen point one percent of the two hundred and forty four confirmed cases in sixteen states across fifty local government areas.
According to the Center, for week three, eighteen deaths were recorded out of one hundred and thirty seven confirmed cases in thirty seven local government areas of fourteen states.
Seventy-nine of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from three states, Ondo, Edo and Bauchi while twenty one percent were reported from thirteen states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.