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    Lassa fever upsurges in Bauchi as 30 people test positive
    • Situation under control, no cause for alarm ― BASPHCDA Chair assures
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    By Ishola Michael - Bauchi On Dec 23, 2021

    Bauchi State has recorded a renewed surge of Lassa fever as 30 people out of the samples taken have returned positive in six out of the 20 LGAs State a development that is now disturbing as the state is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The disclosure was made by the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed while interacting with Journalists on the current situation of the disease and other issues of primary health care services held at the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Bauchi on Wednesday...


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        Lassa fever kills 92, 425 hospitalised – NCDC
        Deborah Tolu-Kolawole
        27 December 2021

        No fewer than 92 persons, including health workers, have lost their lives to Lassa fever and 425 individuals are currently hospitalised, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

        NCDC disclosed this in its weekly Lassa fever situation report...


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            Edo, Ondo, Taraba most affected as Lassa fever deaths hit 99, cases now 4,482
            Deborah Tolu-Kolawole
            2 January 2022

            The death toll from Lassa fever has increased to 99, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

            This is as the centre revealed that no fewer than 4,482 cases had been reported so far.

            “Of all the confirmed cases, 84 per cent were recorded in Edo, Ondo and Taraba states,” the centre disclosed in its latest Lassa fever situation report published on Friday...


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                102 die as 17 States record 4,632 Lassa fever cases
                January 11, 2022

                Nigeria recorded 102 Lassa fever deaths from a total cumulatively from week 1-52 of 2021 in 38 Local Government Areas, LGAs of 17 States.

                Disclosing this in its Lassa fever Situation Report, EpiWeek52:27December–2January,2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said the affected states have been alerted on the disturbing trend.

                The states affected include Edo (212), Ondo (175), Bauchi (39), Taraba (22), Ebonyi (18), Plateau (9), Benue (8), Kaduna (8), Enugu (5), Nasarawa (3), Kogi (3), FCT (3), Cross River (1), Imo (1), Anambra (1), Delta (1), and Abia (1).In week 52 (December 27, 2021, to January 2, 2022), three new deaths were recorded, even as the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 29 in week 51, 2021 to 28 cases.“These were reported from Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, Kaduna and Taraba States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)...



                Lassa fever kills WHO doctor, other in Benue
                John Charles
                11 January 2022

                Two people, one of them a medical doctor identified as Samuel Nyityo, have died of Lassa fever in Benue State.

                The other person is said to be in a stable condition.

                The medical doctor, who was working with the World Health Organisation, was diagnosed with Lassa fever and was rushed to Irrua in Edo State, where he died on Sunday...


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                    AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

                    Week 2: 3 – 9 January 2022
                    Data as reported by: 17:00; 9 January 2022


                    Lassa Fever Nigeria

                    482 Cases
                    99 Death
                    21.0% CFR

                    EVENT DESCRIPTION

                    Nigeria has been experiencing a Lassa fever (LF) outbreak since
                    2017. Although the country has seen a decreasing trend, week
                    51 2021 saw a spike of 29 cases after the highest number of 15
                    cases was recorded in week 25 2021.

                    During week 51 (week ending 26 December 2021), a 7.0%
                    increase was seen in new LF cases (29 cases) compared to the 10
                    cases reported in the previous week (week 50). These new cases
                    were identified from four states: Bauchi (18), Edo (6), Ondo (4)
                    and Plateau States (1). Three new deaths from Bauchi (2) and
                    Edo (1) were reported in the same period. There were 29 case
                    patients admitted to treatment centres during the reporting week,
                    and 487 contacts under follow up. Two new healthcare worker
                    infections were recorded in week 51.

                    Since the beginning of 2021 and as of 26 December, there has
                    been, a cumulative total of 4 482 suspected Lassa fever, of
                    which 482 (13.0%) were laboratory confirmed and five were
                    probable cases. The confirmed cases occurred across 67 Local
                    Government Authorities (LGAs) in 17 states that recorded at
                    least one confirmed case. Edo State recorded the highest number
                    of confirmed cases at 203 (42%), followed by Ondo State with
                    163 (34%); and Bauchi with 35 cases (7.3%), all accounting for
                    83.0% of all confirmed cases. A total of 10 health workers were
                    infected with the disease in 2021.

                    Furthermore, from week 1 to week 51 2021, 99 deaths were
                    reported with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 21.0% which is similar
                    for the same period in 2020. The largest age-group affected is 21-
                    30 years (range: <1 to 70 years, median age 29 years). The male
                    to female ratio for confirmed cases in 1:0.9.

                    PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

                    National Rapid Response Team have been deployed from
                    the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to support
                    response activities in Kaduna, Bauchi and Taraba states.

                    Response teams conducted a lassa fever preparedness and
                    response engagement meeting in high burden States.

                    The five Lassa fever molecular laboratories in the NCDC
                    network are working full capacity to ensure that all samples
                    are tested and results provided within the shorted turnaround time.
                    National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical
                    Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response
                    activities at all levels

                    Multi-sectoral Public Health Emergency Operation Centres
                    (PHEOC) were activated in affected States
                    Surveillance activities have been enhanced in affected states,
                    with contact tracing and active case finding underway.

                    Risk communication and community engagement activities
                    have been scaled up within affected states using television,
                    radios, social media and other strategies.

                    The Lassa Fever Environmental response campaign has been
                    implemented in high burden states by the Federal Ministry of


                    While the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria appears to be declining,
                    there is little room for complacency as the vector is endemic to
                    the region and environmental conditions are favourable to disease
                    spread. Active case finding and contact tracing and follow-up need
                    to continue to prevent resurgence of the disease in this endemic
                    region. Furthermore, the local and national authorities need to
                    remain vigilant on this event in the wake of the shifting priorities
                    to other health emergencies, particularly COVID-19 pandemic.

                    PROPOSED ACTIONS

                    Nigerian health authorities need to continue to enhance
                    surveillance and response even when the Lassa fever outbreak
                    in the country is slowing down. More so, affected states need
                    to be supported to develop and implement Lassa fever response
                    sustainability plan. aged 9 months or over.

                    OEW02-0309012022.pdf (‎1.946Mb)‎

                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela


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                        Nigeria Confirms 48 Lassa Fever Cases In One Week
                        Channels Television
                        Updated January 17, 2022

                        The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 48 cases of Lassa fever in the country in 2022.

                        This is according to the NCDC’s epidemiological report for January 3 to January 9 published on the agency’s website.

                        According to the update, the new cases were confirmed in 10 states and 22 local government areas in Nigeria. Bauchi (29%), Edo (27%), and Ondo (23%) states account for 79 per cent of the cases...


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                              Lassa fever: FG tasks Nigerians on preventive measures
                              By Baba Martins
                              Mon, 24 Jan 2022 03:53:51 GMT

                              The Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon IKeazor, has tasked Nigerians curtail Lassa fever outbreak.

                              He asked citizens to keep their surroundings clean, keep food away from rodents, store grains and other foodstuffs in rodent proof containers and cook all food thoroughly before consumption.

                              Addressing reporters in Abuja at the weekend, he cite the recent report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that 96 confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded from January 3 to 16 in 27 local government areas across Bauchi, Edo, Ondo, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Plateau, Kogi, Cross River, Ebonyi and Oyo States...