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  • #91

    Ebonyi recorded 38 percent deaths out of 54 Lassa Fever cases ― Doctors Without Borders
    By Grace Egbo -Abakaliki On Oct 25, 2022
    Ebonyi recorded 38 percent deaths

    Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders has called on community leaders to always ensure that their environments are clean with all pits closed to avoid Lassa fever spreading in their area.

    According to MSF, prevention and early detection of Lassa fever are key to saving lives and also charged the masses to always re-wash their fruits with soap, and running water to avoid contamination of the virus.

    The International Medical Organisation through its Ebonyi state Project coordinator, Elton Mbofana, disclosed this on Tuesday, while briefing journalists in Abakaliki.

    According to Mbofana, about 38per cent of 54 patients treated in the state this year 2022 died in observation before their results came out due to late presentation...


    • #92

      Week 44: 24 to 30 October 2022
      Data as reported by: 17:00; 30 October 2022

      All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO

      Nigeria Lassa fever Grade 1

      Date notified to WCO 1-Jan-21
      Start of reporting period 1-Jan-21
      End of reporting period 23-Oct-22

      Total cases 985
      Cases Confirmed 948
      Deaths 173
      CFR 18.2%

      From week 1 to 42 of 2022 (ending 23 October), a total of 985 Lassa fever cases including 948 confirmed, 37 probable and 173 deaths among confirmed cases have been reported with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 18% across 26 States. In week 42, seven new confirmed cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi and Cross River States. In total, 7 077 cases are suspected in 2022. Of all confirmed cases, 771% are from Ondo (33%), Edo (25%), and Bauchi (13%) States.
      "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


      • #93

        Lassa Fever Outbreak: Deaths, infection increased in Bauchi, says Commissioner
        No fewer than 16 deaths and 130 infections have been confirmed since January, the state Commissioner for Health, Sabi’u Gwalabe, disclosed on Friday.
        News Agency of Nigeria • November 12, 2022

        Authorities in Bauchi say there has been an upsurge in deaths and infections caused by the Lassa fever outbreak in the state.

        No fewer than 16 deaths and 130 infections have been confirmed since January, the state Commissioner for Health, Sabi’u Gwalabe, disclosed on Friday.

        He was briefing reporters at the end of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting on Friday in Bauchi.

        Mr Gwadabe added that the cases were higher than the previous ones.

        “We have had some outbreaks, especially when we discussed the Lassa fever outbreak during the council meeting.

        “This year, we had a higher number of Lassa fever suspected cases, 16 deaths and 130 confirmed cases.

        “The mortality rate is 12.4 per cent but even though it’s dropping, there are some parts of the state which are affected more than others,” he said.

        He listed the areas worst hit by the disease to include Alkaleri, Kirfi, Bauchi and Tafawa Balewa...


        • #94

          More deaths from Nigeria Lassa fever eruption
          Published: November 14, 20226:49 pmAuthor cajnews
          from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
          Nigeria Bureau

          ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AT least 176 people have died from the rising outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria this year.

          This is one death less than half the number of casualties documented this time last year.

          The figures provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention are for the period January 1 to October 31.

          During the same period last year, 89 deaths were confirmed, from 403 cases.

          This year, cases have more than doubled to 958.

          A total of 26 states, out of Nigeria’s 36 states, have reported an outbreak.

          This time last year, 15 states had confirmed outbreaks...


          • #95

            Nigeria’s Lassa fever cases rise to 989 as death toll hits 178
            November 26

            A total of 178 people in Nigeria have died from Lassa fever in 2022.

            The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said this in its latest Lassa fever situation report.

            Lassa fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic disease, is transmitted to humans through contact with food, household items contaminated by infected rodents or contaminated persons.

            According to the report, four new cases were reported in Ondo, Edo, and Benue states from November 14 to November 20, with one fatality recorded during the reporting week...


            • #96

              Lassa fever kills 183, cases rise to 1,028
              17th December 2022
              Lara Adejoro

              The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 183, up from the previous 181, according to the latest situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

              The report obtained by our correspondent on Friday also showed that the confirmed cases are now 1,028 across 110 Local Government Areas and 27 states, as of December 11.

              The 49th-week report showed that the suspected cases stood at 7,907.


              • #97

                7,981 Lassa fever cases confirmed in 111 LGs
                31st December 2022
                By Lara Adejoro

                Lassa fever has continued to spread in Nigeria, with 1,038 confirmed cases and 183 deaths across 111 local government areas and 27 states in the country.

                This is according to the week 50 Lassa fever situation report obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.

                The report, which showed that there were 7,981 suspected cases of the infection as of December 18, up from the previous 7,907, also revealed that Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states bore 75 per cent of the burden of the disease...