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  • Nigeria: 2024 Lassa Fever

    Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria...h-january-2024

    NCDC Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 1: 1st – 7th January 2024
    Situation Report Source
    Govt. Nigeria
    Posted
    17 Jan 2024
    Originally published
    17 Jan 2024

    Highlights

    • In week 1, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 43 in epi week 52, 2023 to 53 in epi week 1, 2024 cases. These were reported in Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, Benue, Taraba, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Plateau States (Table 3)

    • Cumulatively from week 1, 2024, 6 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 11.3% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2023 (27.6%)

    • In total for 2024, 9 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 27 Local Government Areas (Figures 2 and 3)​...

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    Source: https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/lass...racing/gm0mqf7

    Lassa fever outbreak claims 1 in Cross River, Govt begins contact tracing, line listing
    News Agency Of Nigeria
    January 18, 2024 10:56 AM

    The Cross River Government on Thursday announced the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ejah community of Osupong Ward 1, Obubura Local Government Area of the state.
    This is contained in a notification Dr Henry Ayuk, Cross River Commissioner for Health in Calabar. Ayuk said the state government has began contact tracing and line listing...

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    Source: https://blueprint.ng/lassa-fever-out...tive-measures/

    ​Lassa fever outbreak hits Gombe, governor declares preventive measures
    January 18, 2024 Auwal Ahmad News

    ...Dr. Dahiru said cases in the state over the past five years have created concerns. He said in 2018, three cases were reported while in 2019 and 2020, the number rose to six cases each whereas there were no reported cases in 2021. However, in 2023, the state faced a surge with 24 suspected cases.

    The commissioner disclosed that the first confirmed case in 2024 was a 25-year-old driver who had recently travelled to Adamawa and spent two weeks there. Upon his return, he exhibited symptoms such as fever, headache, and abdominal pain. Initially admitted to a local hospital, the deteriorating condition prompted a referral to the Teaching Hospital. A Lassa test was conducted, and the patient was confirmed positive.​..

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        Lassa Fever: FCT Activates Emergency Centre, Confirms 2 Cases

        Written by Leadership News, Igho Oyoyo and Patience Ivie Ihejirika 11 hours ago News
        ...
        The mandate secretary, Health Services and Environment of the FCT, Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe, who disclosed this at a press briefing on Monday in Abuja, said the purpose of activating the EOC is to achieve a coordinated sub national response and interrupt the transmission as soon as possible.

        She said the nation has recorded cumulatively 486 suspected cases, 134 confirmed cases with 21 deaths, giving a case fatality rate of 15.7 per cent.
        “The FCT has recorded four suspected cases and two confirmed cases. No Lassa fever related death has been recorded in the FCT,” Adedolapo said.

        On the two confirmed cases, she explained that the one of the cases was a 14-month-old baby whose late mother was a confirmed case of Lassa fever in Bauchi while the second case (unrelated case) was reported by clinicians at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.
        ...
        Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has activated a sub national level multisectoral Emergency Operations Center (EOC), on Lassa fever response as the city



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        FCT records Lassa fever cases, activates centres

        By Nkechi Onyedika, Abuja
        23 January 2024 | 3:56 am
        ...
        Mandate Secretary, Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Dr Dolapo Fasawe, who disclosed this, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that on the January 15, 2024, the FCT Public Health Department received an alert of a Lassa fever case from a clinician in Bwari General Hospital (YBGH), while the second unrelated case was reported by clinicians at the Abuja University Teaching Hospital.

        According to her, the first case is a 14-month old female baby, while the second case is a 15-year-old female, who was confirmed on the January 17 and is also receiving care at the treatment centre.
        ...
        Elaborating on the first case, Fasawe said: “Samples were collected and sent to National Reference Lab for confirmation. The deceased (mother of 14-month old female baby) was a confirmed case, diagnosed at the Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi. Following her demise, the father travelled on the January 9 to Bauchi to bring them back to FCT. He returned to the FCT on January 12 and later presented the children to the Bwari General Hospital on January 15. The facility notified the Public Health Department and Public Health response commenced. The Public Health Department carried out investigation due to high index of suspicion and daily monitored them for symptoms. The result came back positive for the 14 months old and negative for the 13-year-old sibling.
        ...

        Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has recorded two confirmed cases of Lassa fever and four suspected cases. Consequently, the administration has activated Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) based on risk assessment and the need to interrupt further transmission.
        "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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            Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria...h-january-2024

            NCDC Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 2: 8th – 14th January 2024
            Format Situation Report
            Source Govt. Nigeria
            Posted 25 Jan 2024
            Originally published 25 Jan 2024

            Highlights

            • In week 2, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 53 in epi week 1, 2024 to 81 in epi week 2, 2024 cases. These were reported in Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, Taraba, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Gombe, Kaduna, and Kogi States (Table 3)

            • Cumulatively from week 2, 2024, 21 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 15.7% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2023 (22.7%)

            • In total for 2024, 13 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 42 Local Government Areas (Figures 2 and 3)​...

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              WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
              AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

              Week 4: 22- 28 January 2024
              Data as reported by: 17:00; 28 January 2024

              ...

              Nigeria

              Lasser Fever


              53 Cases
              6 Deaths
              11.3% CFR


              EVENT DESCRIPTION

              The Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has seen a significant
              development in the first epidemiological week of 2024,
              (1 to 7 January). Comparing the data with the previous
              year, 2023, there has been an evident increase in both
              suspected and confirmed cases. In week 4, there were
              190 suspected cases and 53 confirmed cases of Lassa
              Fever, a notable rise from the 143 suspected and 29
              confirmed cases in the same period of the previous year.
              The reported deaths due to confirmed cases in the first
              week of 2024 are six, resulting in a Case Fatality Rate
              (CFR) of 11.3%. This CFR, although significant, is a
              decrease from the previous year’s 27.6% in the same
              period. The outbreak has spread across nine states,
              affecting 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
              The majority of the confirmed cases, about 71% (n=38),
              are concentrated in three states: Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi.
              The remaining 29% (n=15) of cases are spread across
              six other states. Ondo and Edo states each reported
              25% (n=13) of the confirmed cases, while Bauchi
              reported 21% (n=11). The age group most affected by
              the outbreak is 21-30 years, with a median age of 32
              years. The gender distribution among confirmed cases
              shows a nearly balanced ratio, with a male-to-female
              ratio of approximately 1:0.9.

              PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

              In response to the outbreak, the following measures have
              been implemented:

              Activation of the Incident Management System/Multisectoral
              Public Health Emergency Operation Centres
              at the national level and in some affected states.

              Treatment of confirmed cases at designated
              treatment centers across the affected states.

              Distribution of updated guidelines for case
              management and safe burial practices.

              Diagnosis of samples in Lassa fever testing
              laboratories nationwide.

              Dissemination of reports on the preparedness
              survey conducted in the 36 States and the
              Federal Capital Territory to assess readiness
              and response to Lassa fever.

              Dissemination of media content, including
              press releases, tweets, and public advisories.

              Hosting of the first Lassa Fever webinar for
              2024, focusing on “Empowering Communities
              to Combat Lassa Fever.”

              Collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic

              Preparedness Innovations to enhance the
              implementation of research activities.

              Provision of off-site support on Infection

              Prevention and Control (IPC) and safe burial
              practices to the affected states.

              A team is monitoring of outbreak emergency
              composite indicators to guide further action.

              SITUATION INTERPRETATION

              The ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has
              recently demonstrated a worrying escalation in cases
              compared to the previous year,
              underscoring the need for
              continued vigilance and robust response mechanisms.
              The concentrated nature of the outbreak in certain states
              and the demographic profile of those affected indicate
              specific areas where targeted interventions might be most
              effective. A multi-faceted approach to responding to the
              outbreak has been applied, with comprehensive response
              activities, including case management, dissemination of
              guidelines, diagnosis improvements, and the emphasis on
              community empowerment and research. Progressively, it
              is crucial to maintain and enhance these response efforts,
              focusing on high-burden areas while ensuring nationwide
              preparedness. Continued monitoring, and alongside
              community engagement and awareness campaigns,
              will be key to controlling the spread of Lassa fever and
              mitigating its impact in Nigeria.

              This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. This week’s articles cover: Rift Valley Fever in Kenya Measles in Mauritania Lassa Fever in Nigeria

              "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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                Source: https://blueprint.ng/lassa-fever-out...cases-10-dead/

                Lassa fever outbreak: Ebonyi confirms 25 new cases, 10 dead
                February 17, 2024 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha News, Top Stories 0

                Ebonyi state government has confirmed 25 new cases of lassa fever outbreak out of which 10 deaths have been recorded.

                This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Health, Lucy Anyim.

                Anyim in the statement quoted the Disease Surveillance Notification Officer, Ministry of Health, Mr. Orogwu Sampson, to have said that out of the 25 cases recorded from February 4 to 16, 2024, two were health personnel.

                The statement reads, “Lassa fever is a hemorrhagic illness that occurs every dry season in Ebonyi state but the outbreak is different this year as it started so early.

                “According to the Disease Surveillance Notification Officer, Ministry of Health, Mr. Orogwu Sampson the State recorded 53 cases last year while 36 people lost their lives adding that from 4th January to 16th February 2024, about 25 people have been infected including 2 healthcare workers with 10 deaths...



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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/...six-weeks.html

                  Lassa fever: Nigeria records 411 cases, 72 deaths in six weeks
                  According to NCDC, the predominant age group affected by Lassa fever is 21-30 years.
                  byLeshi James
                  February 21, 2024

                  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said Nigeria recorded 411 confirmed cases and 72 deaths from Lassa fever across 21 states of the federation from week one to week six of 2024.

                  The NCDC in its latest situation report for week six spanning 5 to 11 February, revealed that the number of new confirmed cases increased from 70 in week 5 to 83, with nine deaths in the reporting week.

                  According to the situation report, 65 per cent of all the confirmed cases were from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi while 35 per cent were reported from 17 states.

                  The report noted that the number of suspected cases in 2024 (2,122) decreased when compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (8280)...​

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                    Source: https://newtelegraphng.com/lassa-fev...ead-in-ebonyi/


                    Lassa Fever Outbreak: 14 Confirmed Dead In Ebonyi
                    Bolaji Jimoh 15 mins ago

                    The Ebonyi State Ministry of Health has confirmed that no fewer than 14 people have been killed by Lassa fever in the state.

                    The was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Public Health, Dr Hyacinth Ebenyi during a Wednesday interview in Abakaliki, the state capital.​...

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                      Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
                      ...
                      Lassa Fever Situation Report
                      Epi Week 6: 5th – 11th February 2024

                      ...

                      Highlights

                       In week 6, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 70 in epi week 5, 2024 to
                      83 in epi week 6, 2024. These were reported in Edo, Ondo, Taraba, Benue, Ebonyi,
                      Bauchi, Kogi, Plateau, Cross River, Nasarawa, Rivers, and Lagos States (Table 3)

                       Cumulatively from week 1 to 6, 2024, 72 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate
                      (CFR) of 17.5 % which is marginally lower than the CFR for the same period in 2023 (17.6%)

                       In total for 2024, 21 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 78 Local
                      Government Areas (Figures 2 and 3)

                       Sixty-five (65%) of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from these three states
                      (Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi) while 35% were reported from 17 states with confirmed Lassa
                      fever cases. Of the 65% confirmed cases, Ondo reported 24%, Edo 23%, and Bauchi 18%

                       The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 31
                      years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:1 (Figure 4)

                       The number of suspected cases increased compared to that reported for the same period
                      in 2023.

                       Two new Healthcare workers were affected in the reporting week 6.

                       National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System activated to
                      coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
                      ...​

                      An update of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria for Week 6
                      https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps...20in%20Nigeria
                      "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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                      • #12
                        Source: https://businessday.ng/news/article/...ver-in-kaduna/

                        FG confirms 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever in Kaduna
                        BusinessDay
                        Ladi Patrick-Okwoli
                        February 27, 2024

                        ​The Federal Government has confirmed 14 cases in the suspected outbreak of Lassa fever in a military facility in Kaduna State.

                        Iziaq Salako, the minister of state for the environment said in a statement on Tuesday, that 12 suspected cases were recorded with six deaths. Two additional cases originated from another facility in Barau Dikko Hospital, while 92 persons are under surveillance.​..

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                          Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
                          ...
                          Lassa Fever Situation Report
                          Epi Week 7: 12th – 18th February 2024

                          ...

                          Highlights

                          • In week 7, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 83 in epi week 6, 2024 to
                          66 in epi week 7, 2024. These were reported in Edo, Ondo, Kogi, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Cross
                          River, Taraba, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Niger, and Yobe States (Table 3)

                          • Cumulatively from week 1 to 7, 2024, 85 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate
                          (CFR) of 17.8 % which is marginally lower than the CFR for the same period in 2023 (18.1%)

                          • In total for 2024, 24 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 89 Local
                          Government Areas (Figures 2 and 3)

                          • Sixty-four (64%) of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from these three states
                          (Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi) while 36% were reported from 17 states with confirmed Lassa
                          fever cases. Of the 64% confirmed cases, Ondo reported 25%, Edo 23%, and Bauchi 16%

                          • The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32
                          years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9 (Figure 4)

                          • The number of suspected cases increased slightly compared to that reported for the same
                          period in 2023.

                          • One new Healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 7.

                          • National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System activated to
                          coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)​

                          ...

                          "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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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/02/...ases-9-deaths/

                            Benue records 46 Lassa fever cases, 9 deaths
                            By Peter Duru, Makurdi

                            Benue is said to have recorded 46 Lassa fever cases and nine deaths in seven Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state.

                            Some of the cases were said to have been recorded in an Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp.

                            The State Epidemiologist, Dr. Terungwa Ngishe, who made this known Thursday in Makurdi, said the LGAs affected in the outbreak included Obi, Okpokwu, Gwer West, Makurdi, Guma, Gwer East, and Ukum.

                            He explained that the infection rate was higher than the figure from last year, assuring that sustained efforts were on to contain the outbreak.

                            He said, “So far as we speak, from the results gotten, Benue has 46 cases of Lassa fever. The cases are spread across seven LGAs, namely: Obi, Okpokwu, Gwer West, Makurdi, Guma, Gwer East, and Ukum.

                            “It is actually an increase compared to what we had last year. So far, we have nine deaths in confirmed cases as we speak. And we have been able to bury all the dead in accordance with safe burial protocols across the various areas of the state where they hail from.​..

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://dailypost.ng/2024/03/02/adam...sa-fever-case/

                              Adamawa confirms index lassa fever case
                              Published on March 2, 2024
                              By Jim Ochetenwu

                              ​Adamawa State Government has confirmed the index case of Lassa fever.

                              The government, in a statement by the state Ministry of Health & Human Services, identified a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, at the state permanent orientation camp in Damare, near Yola, as the index case.

                              The victim is unnamed but is referred to as ‘her’, to mean that it is a female corps member.​..

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