NCDC records 933 Lassa fever cases
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 8, 2022
The number of confirmed cases of Lassa fever has increased to 933.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Lassa fever outbreak has killed 173 people in the country so far in 2022.
The disease control agency in her Situation Report for week 39 made available to reporters today says that the cases were reported in 25 states and 102 Local Government Areas.
NCDC noted that of all confirmed cases, seventy-one per cent are from Ondo, Edo and Bauchi states.
Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever and an acute viral illness. The disease has a high morbidity and death rate, as well as negative economic and health implications.
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