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  • Nigeria: 2021 Lassa fever

    Source: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/lass...states/rbj0jdd

    Lassa fever kills 6 as infection spreads to 3 additional states
    Samson Toromade
    Yesterday at 5:39 PM
    Lassa fever cases have been detected in 40 local government areas across 11 states this year.

    Six people died of Lassa fever infection in the final week of February 2021, according to the latest situation report published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

    The agency in its Week 8 report said the acute viral haemorrhagic illness killed three people in Edo, two in Taraba, and one in Ondo between February 22 and February 28.

    The NCDC also reported a total of 34 new cases in 10 states across the country, including three states recording their first cases of the year.

    Edo recorded 10 new cases, followed by Ondo with six, Ebonyi with four, and three each in Taraba, Plateau, and Enugu.

    Bauchi recorded two new cases while Benue, Kaduna, and Abia recorded their index cases.

    Nigeria has now recorded 136 Lassa fever cases and 31 fatalities in 2021, with cases detected in 40 local government areas across 11 states...

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    Source: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/lass...-cases/egyzmyx


    2 health care workers infected as Nigeria records 25 new Lassa fever cases
    Samson Toromade
    Today at 9:39 AM
    Nigeria has now recorded 161 Lassa fever cases this year.

    Two health care workers are among Nigeria's latest detected cases of Lassa fever, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

    The agency revealed in its published Week 8 report that both health care workers were infected in Ondo State between March 1 and March 7, 2021...

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    • #3
      Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202104220716.html

      Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 3 in Bayelsa, Kogi States
      22 April 2021
      This Day (Lagos)
      By Onyebuchi Ezigbo

      The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that three deaths were recorded in Bayelsa and Kogi States resulting from Lassa Fever infection.

      The centre in its weekly epidomological report on Infectious diseases occurrence in the country, said that there are 84 suspected cases of Lassa Fever Infections in both states, with seven confirmed in laboratory test.

      NCDC said there were three fatalities from the Lassa Fever infection in five local governments from the two states.

      The report also said that there were 19 suspected cases of cholera reported from three LGAs in the two states (Bayelsa - 10 and Kogi - nine).

      It explained that one of the cases was laboratory confirmed and that no death was recorded...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/...ions-soar.html

        Lassa Fever: Nigeria records 50 deaths as infections soar
        The disease is now prevalent in 14 states and across 52 local governments.
        byJosiah Oluwole
        April 30, 2021

        At least 50 persons have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria, even as the country is still grappling with the scourging COVID-19 pandemic.

        The figure, revealed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control as of Week 15, spanning April 12 -18, showed that Lassa fever has continued a silent ascent in fatalities and infection.

        According to NCDC figures, 28 persons died between Week 7 (February 15-21) and Week 15.

        The number of confirmed cases also climbed from 102 to 247 within the same period.

        The disease is now prevalent in 14 states and across 52 local governments...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/...s-in-ondo.html


          Lassa Fever: Death toll climbs to 59, as one dies in Ondo
          Cumulatively, there are 292 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria so far across 14 states and 57 local government areas.
          byJosiah Oluwole
          June 17, 2021

          Despite the decline in the cases of Lassa Fever in the country, one death was recorded in Ondo State in week 22 ending on June 6, 2021, raising the total national figure to 59.

          Nine persons lost their lives to the virus between week 16 and week 22.

          Edo and Ondo recorded a fatality each in week 16; three deaths in week 17 in Ondo(2) and Ebonyi(1) States; and one death (Ondo) in week 19

          Cumulatively, there are 292 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria so far across 14 states and 57 local government areas.

          According to the National Centre for Disease Control, Edo and Ondo States remain the epicentre of the disease, accounting for 73 per cent of the number of confirmed cases nationwide.

          Also, 39 of the 59 fatalities are from Ondo(25) and Edo(14) states, while Taraba has recorded 11 deaths; Ebonyi, 2; Bauchi, 2; Kaduna, 4: and Enugu, 1...

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