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    Lassa Fever Kills One in Abia Community
    January 7, 2020 3:15 pm
    By Emmanuel Ugwu in Umuahia

    The Abia State Government has announced the outbreak of Lassa fever in Olokoro community, Umuahia South Local Government of the state, resulting in the death of a 28-year-old man.

    The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Chief Egbulefu Eze, announced the outbreak at a news conference Tuesday and allayed fears of possible epidemic.

    He said that the victim died on January 1, 2020 at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia where he was taken to, adding that it was after investigations that it was discovered that he died of Lassa fever.

    “I want to report about an outbreak of lassa fever at Olokoro in Abia State,” he said, adding that it was the fourth time Abia has witnessed an Lassa fever outbreak since 1999...

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    Lassa fever: Ebonyi discovers three cases, enlists 102 contacts for surveillance
    January 15, 2020 Correspondents
    Uchenna Inya

    Ebonyi State government has identified three cases of Lassa fever and enlisted 102 contacts for surveillance following the discovery of the virus.

    Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike disclosed this in Abakaliki while receiving a team of experts from the National Centre for Disease Control and those of the Medecins Sans Frontiers, also known as Doctors without Borders who arrived the state to lend further support to the state government in the fight against Lassa fever virus.

    Receiving the teams at the Ministry’s headquarters, Centenary City,Abakaliki, Umezurike explained that at report time, the only three identified cases of the fever were receiving treatment at the virology center while 102 contacts had been enlisted for surveillance.

    He said: “There was reported case of Lassa fever outbreak that happened in December, 2019, and the situation report at present is that we have three cases receiving treatment at the Virology Center...


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      Lessa fever hits NYSC community in Delta
      20th January 2020

      An isolated case of Lassa fever outbreak was recorded on Monday in Asaba, the Delta State capital, as a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was reportedly infected with the dreaded disease.

      The Corps member identified as Yinka was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba when symptoms of the ailments manifested earlier in the day.

      He was later transferred to Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State after the virus was confirmed at Asaba FMC...


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        Govt keeps mum as outbreak of lassa fever kills 15 in Ondo, 28 on danger list
        Published 3 hours ago
        on January 20, 2020
        By Abdul Babajide

        Tension is currently rising among residents of Ondo State over the outbreak of lassa fever in the state.

        With 15 lives already lost and 28 currently battling for survival due to the outbreak, the state government is yet to speak on the issue.

        A source at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, said score of patients have been affected by the deadly disease, disclosing that the hospital no longer have enough bed spaces for patients.

        It was also gathered that one of those were said to have been killed by the disease was the pregnant wife of one of the doctors in the hospital...


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          Lassa fever kills 14, infects 82 in seven states, panic in Ondo
          By Chukwuma Muanya (Lagos) and Oluwaseun Akingboye (Akure)
          21 January 2020 | 4:16 am

          Scientists raise hope for eradication of dengue, malaria, others
          Lassa fever has killed 14 persons, infected 82 others in seven states and 13 councils in the country. The states include Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi and Ogun.

          According to latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), tagged Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 02: 06 – 12 January 2020, the number of new confirmed cases for the same period in 2019 was 60.

          The NCDC report released yesterday showed the number of deaths decreased from 16 for the same period in 2019 to 14 and the overall case fatality rate (CFR) for 2020 is (17.1 per cent) which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2019 (28.7 per cent).

          It noted that of all confirmed cases Edo and Ondo had 38 per cent apiece while Ebonyi had 11 per cent, and the predominant age group affected was 11 to 40 years. The male to female ratio was 1:1...


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            Lassa fever allegedly kills two doctors, pregnant woman in Kano
            By Murtala Adewale, Kano
            21 January 2020 | 11:46 am

            At least three persons died of a suspected deadly lassa fever at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano.

            The three victims including two medical doctors died few hours after operating a pregnant patient, suspected to be a primary carrier at the teaching hospital.

            A senior medical doctor in AKTH who wanted his name not mentioned told The Guardian Nigeria that the case is under investigation to establish the fact.

            He said the hospital has already collected samples of the primary source for investigation at the the National Infectious disease...


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              BREAKING: Lassa fever kills four doctors, one patient in Kano
              January 21, 2020
              TVCN 0

              At least five persons have been killed by a suspected case of Lassa Fever in Kano State.

              TVC News gathered that out of the number, four are medical professionals and a pregnant woman who underwent Cesarean Section at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital...


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                Lassa Fever: three dead, 292 on Kano watch list
                January 22, 2020
                Kolade Adeyemi, Kano

                Kano state Government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state which has so far claimed the lives of three (3) persons comprising of two doctors and the patient believed to be the first victim.

                This was made known by the Honorable Commissioner, Kano State Ministry of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim tsanyawa during a press conference on Wednesday.

                According to him, the ministry currently has a total of 292 persons who had contact with the said victims on its watch list which would help to quickly quarantine anyone who shows any symptoms of the disease to avoid further spread.

                He said the first case was a 28-year-old pregnant woman from Gwale LGA who fell sick two weeks after the death of her mother and was referred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital from a private hospital but also passed away on the 1st of January, 2020...


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                  75-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Lassa Fever In Ebonyi
                  Channels Television
                  Updated January 22, 2020

                  The Ebonyi state Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a 75-year-old woman from Lassa fever infection.

                  According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the victim was brought to the state university teaching hospital 10 days ago with symptoms similar to malaria.

                  It added that she started vomiting blood which raised concerns of the likelihood that she had been infected of the hemorrhagic viral disease.

                  “Sample was taken to Virology centre at Abakaliki Ebonyi state and it was confirmed to be positive of Lassa fever. Unfortunately the patient died yesterday...


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                    Single mother dies of Lassa Fever in Delta
                    January 22, 2020
                    By Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba

                    A single mother has died in Asaba, Delta State following an outbreak of Lassa Fever virus, Delta Commissioner for Health, Dr Morsi Ononye has said.

                    The Nation gathered that the new death brings to two persons affected by the virus.

                    A corps member simply identified as Yinka was diagnosed with Lassa Fever and has since been transferred to Specialist Hospital in Irrua, Edo State...


                    Breaking News: Lassa fever kills one in Enugu
                    22nd January 2020
                    Magnus Eze, Enugu

                    The was palpable fear in and around the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUT-TH), Parklane, Enugu on Wednesday, following the outbreak of Lassa Fever, which killed a patient in the hospital.

                    Our correspondent gathered that the index case died on Tuesday in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while the sample sent out for investigation returned positive...


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                      BREAKING: One Dies Of Lassa Fever In Borno
                      Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Salihu Kwayabura, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists on Thursday.
                      by SaharaReporters, New York Jan 23, 2020

                      One person has died of Lassa Fever while three others are undergoing treatment for the disease in Borno State. ..

                      ...He revealed that the victim died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital...



                      Within the last 23 days of this year, Lassa Fever has killed no fewer than 24 persons, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said on Thursday.

                      According to the situation report, the disease has killed at least one person per day since the year 2020 began...


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                        Source: confirms five cases of Lassa Fever
                        By Fidelia AgwunchaJan 24, 2020, 12:29 pm0

                        Nimkong Ndam, Plateau Commissioner of Health, on Friday confirmed five cases of Lassa fever in the state.

                        Ndam told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the patients of the ailment had been admitted in two hospitals in the state, adding that three of them were undergoing treatment; one had completed treatment, while the fifth one had been discharged.

                        He said Lassa fever was not new in the state because the area had experienced the disease before.

                        “However, the health personnel are on ground to handle the situation and they have the required protective kits to wear while treating such cases...


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                          76 people test positive in EDO:



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                            Lassa Fever hits Rivers
                            Friday, January 24, 2020 3:56 pm

                            The Rivers State Government says it has received four suspected cases of Lassa Fever have been reported in the State.

                            The government said the cases have received prompt and adequate attention.

                            “Two rumours have been investigated and discarded. Two samples have been collected and sent to the national reference laboratories for virology. All two cases are still suspected, unconfirmed and results are being awaited.

                            “However, the State was notified of a resident of Rivers State who was diagnosed in Edo State as a case of Lassa fever on the 22/1/2020...


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                              Lassa fever: Bauchi records 15 new cases, 3 confirmed
                              Published 5 hours ago
                              on January 25, 2020
                              By Hafsat Abdulhamid

                              No fewer than 15 new cases of the dreaded Lassa fever infection have been discovered in Bauchi State, out of which 3 have been confirmed and are presently receiving treatment at the infectious diseases isolation centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

                              Giving an update on the situation in the state, Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed during an interactive session with journalists on Friday in his office said that the remaining 13 suspects of the infection are presently under surveillance by officials of the agency and other health care agencies in the state...


                              Situation Report of Lassa fever Outbreak in Borno State - No. 1: 24th January 2020 - Borno State Ministry of Health
                              Report from World Health Organization, Government of Nigeria
                              Published on 24 Jan 2020 — View Original


                              One confirmed case of Lassa fever on 23rd January 2020 at UMTH.

                              Three (3) suspected cases of Lassa fever were reported from the 19th – 24th of January 2020 in Borno State

                              2 related deaths reported, 1 confirmed, 1 suspected...