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  • #76
    Source: https://punchng.com/99-lgs-record-85...a-fever-cases/

    99 LGs record 857 Lassa fever cases
    The number of confirmed Lassa fever infections since the beginning of 2022 is now 857, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

    Data from the report for Week 30, which covered July 25 to 31, revealed that there were 5,990 suspected cases of the disease in the week under review.

    Lassa fever is an acute viral illness and a viral haemorrhagic fever.

    This zoonotic disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality, and it has both economic and health security consequences.

    The report read in “In week 30, the number of new confirmed cases is the same as reported in week 29, 2022, with 10 cases. These were reported in Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi States.

    “Cumulatively from week 1 to week 30, 2022, 164 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.9% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (22.8%)...

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      • #78

        Source: https://dailytrust.com/nigeria-recor...ever-in-1-week

        Nigeria records 13 new cases of Lassa fever in 1 week
        Mon, 15 Aug 2022 06:19:55 GMT

        The latest epidemiological report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded 13 new cases of Lassa fever from five states within one week.

        The states are Ondo, Edo, Kogi, Ebonyi and Imo.

        According to the report, “In week 31 (August 1 to 7), the number of new confirmed cases increased from 10 in week 30, 2022 to 13 cases. These were reported from Ondo, Edo, Kogi, Ebonyi and Imo States. ..

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        • #79
          Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2...19-lassa-fever

          The deadly virus Nigerians fear more than COVID-19: Lassa fever
          Inside a Nigerian hospital ward treating Lassa, a virus that infects 100,000 to 300,000 people in West Africa every year.
          By Femke van Zeijl
          Published On 21 Aug 202221 Aug 2022

          Owo, Nigeria – The moment Victory Ovuoreoyen heard he had Lassa virus, he thought it was the end. The tradesman could barely walk and feared for his life when admitted to the Federal Medical Centre in the city of Owo in southwestern Nigeria. He ran a fever, was vomiting and had severe diarrhoea.

          But after four days in an isolation ward, the emaciated patient can now sit upright on his hospital cot, one of the few patients in the infirmary strong enough to speak. “Before I fell ill, I could not count my bones like this. I lost so much weight,” he says, pointing at his clavicles clearly showing under his loose mustard-coloured shirt.

          Doctors have assured the 48-year-old man that he will recover from the illness, an acute haemorrhagic disease similar to Ebola. He is lucky. Although 80 percent of those infected do not get very ill from the virus and most cases go undiagnosed, the death rate among those who end up in hospital is 15 percent, according to the World Health Organization. With an incubation period of between two and 21 days, severe symptoms can start showing a week into the illness. By then it could be too late.

          Lassa fever lowers the platelet count in the blood and its ability to clot, causing internal bleeding. Fatal organ failure can follow within days...

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          • #80
            Source: https://theguildng.com/just-in-niger...aths-in-7days/

            JUST IN: Nigeria records three more LASSA fever deaths in 7days
            By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo
            By The Guild On Aug 20, 2022

            No fewer than three Lassa Fever patients have been confirmed dead from nine cases recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Ondo, Edo and Enugu States between August 8th and 14th, 2022.

            The new developments, according to NCDC, increased the number of Nigerians that have passed on after contracting Lassa fever across the country in 2022 to 168.

            In the week under review, 178 suspected cases were discovered across the country, from where nine persons found to have contracted the disease in their communities across the three states...

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            • #81
              Source: https://independent.ng/lassa-fever-c...in-six-months/


              Lassa Fever Claims 158 Lives In 24 States Within Six Months
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              By Chioma Umeha On Aug 23, 2022
              NCDC

              LAGOS – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that Lassa fever has claimed no fewer than 158 lives in 24 states since the start of this year.

              The NCDC, in its situation report on Monday, said the cases were recorded across 99 local government areas.

              It said of all confirmed cases, 68 percent were from Ondo; Edo, 25 percent, and Bauchi, 14 percent.

              “The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (range: 1 to 90 years, median age: 30 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9,” the report stated.

              “Cumulatively from week 1 to week 24, 2022, 158 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19.8 percent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (20.5 percent).

              For epidemiological week 24, the NCDC said the number of new confirmed cases increased from seven in week 23 to eight cases. These were reported from Ondo, Edo and Plateau states...

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                • #83
                  Source: https://breakingnews4you.com/africa/...es-168-deaths/

                  Nigeria reports surge in Lassa fever cases, confirms 889 cases, 168 deaths
                  by admin
                  August 25, 2022

                  Lassa fever confirmed cases in Nigeria have jumped to 889 and 168 people have so far died from the disease, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

                  The NCDC revealed this in its latest Lassa fever situation report for week 32 spanning from August 8-14, 2022.

                  The agency also said so far in 2022, 25 states had recorded at least one confirmed case across 101 local government areas.

                  The report read in part “In week 32, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 13 in week 31, 2022 to nine cases. These were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Enugu states...

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                  • #84
                    Source: https://punchng.com/lassa-fever-spre...lgs-kills-169/

                    Lassa fever spreads to 101 LGs, kills 169
                    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded a total of 899 cases of Lassa fever from 25 states across 101 local government areas in the country.

                    The cases were reported between January 1, 2022, and August 28, 2022.

                    According to the situation report obtained by our correspondent on Monday, a total of 6,471 suspected cases and 169 deaths have been recorded from the disease so far. Lassa fever is both an acute viral illness and a viral haemorrhagic fever. The causative agent is a single-stranded RNA virus in the family Arenaviridae, the Lassa virus. This zoonotic disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality, and it has both economic and health security consequences.

                    Lassa fever presents symptoms and signs similar to those of many febrile illnesses, thus making it difficult to diagnose clinically. The incubation period is between 6 and 21 days. It causes a syndrome characterised by fever, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, chest, and abdominal pain.

                    The NCDC report read in part, “In week 34, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from six in week 34, 2022, to five cases. These were reported from Ondo and Edo states...

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                    • #85
                      Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/ncdc-1...f-lassa-fever/

                      NCDC: 18 in 100 infected may die of Lassa fever
                      •Nigeria records 10 cases in one week
                      By Moses Emorinken, Abuja On Sep 13, 2022

                      Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) epidemiological report has shown that 18 in 100 persons infected with Lassa fever are likely to die.
                      The report said between August 29 to September 4, 10 new cases of Lassa fever were recorded from three states: Ondo (five), Edo (four) and Nasarawa (one).
                      It pegged the case fatality rate (CFR) of the disease since January at 18.7 per cent...

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                      • #86
                        Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/...es-to-170.html

                        Lassa Fever: Nigeria records 10 new infections, as death toll rises to 170
                        NCDC said the number of suspected cases has increased compared to what was reported for the same period in 2021.
                        byMariam Ileyemi
                        September 15, 2022

                        The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 10 additional Lassa fever infections from threes states of the federation.

                        The new infections, according to the latest situation report published on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for week 35 of 2022, were reported by Ondo, Edo and Nasarawa states between 29 August to 4 September.

                        The report further revealed that a total of 170 deaths have been recorded in 2022 across 101 local government areas in 25 states.

                        It noted that the fatalities represent a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.7 per cent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 at 22.7 per cent...

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                        • #87
                          Source: https://gazettengr.com/lassa-fever-n...toll-hits-171/

                          Lassa Fever: NCDC confirms eight new cases as death toll hits 171
                          6,660 suspected cases have been reported in the country, with 25 states recording at least one confirmed case.
                          News Agency of Nigeria • September 18, 2022

                          Lassa fever

                          The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) recorded eight additional Lassa fever infections and one death between September 5 and 11, 2022.

                          The NCDC, via its official website, said the new cases bring the total confirmed cases and deaths in the country to 917 and 171, respectively.

                          It disclosed that 25 states had recorded at least one confirmed case across 102 local government areas.

                          According to NCDC, 6,660 suspected cases have been reported in the country.

                          The public health agency disclosed that of the new confirmed cases, Ondo accounted for 32 per cent, Edo 26 per cent and Bauchi 13 per cent.

                          “In week 36 (September 5 to 11, 2022), the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 10 in week 35, 2022 to 8 cases. These were reported from Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, and Anambra states.

                          “Cumulatively from week 1 to week 36, 2022, 171 deaths have been reported with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 18.6 people, which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (23.3 per cent).

                          “The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 0 to 90 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.8.

                          “The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021. No new healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 36,” it said...

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                          • #88
                            Source: https://www.icirnigeria.org/data-sho...ubles-in-2022/

                            Data shows Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll doubles in 2022
                            Health and EnvironmentHealth
                            Marcus Fatunmole
                            September 24, 2022

                            Lassa fever has killed 171 persons in Nigeria since January, the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed today.

                            The data, released for week 37 this year, revealed stagnation in deaths, though with an additional 70 suspected and six confirmed cases from the previous week.

                            From the data, The ICIR reports that the disease has killed twice the number of people who died from it within the same period last year.

                            Since January, there have been 6,732 suspected and 923 confirmed cases of the disease, from which 171 have died.

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