JUST IN!! Lassa fever outbreak RAVAGES 19 states in Nigeria
NIGERIA. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has listed states ravaged by Lassa fever cases.
– It said the outbreak was active in Ondo, Edo, Plateau, Bauchi, Ogun, Kaduna, Kwara and Lagos states
– A total of 263 cases had been classified, 249 confirmed and 85 deaths recorded.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, September 7, confirmed, at least one reported Lassa fever case, in each of 19 states in the current outbreak which started in December 2016.
The report said the outbreak was active in Ondo, Edo, Plateau, Bauchi, Ogun, Kaduna, Kwara and Lagos states. The report said that since the outset of the outbreak in December 2016, a total of 263 cases had been classified, 249 confirmed and 85 deaths recorded.
The report also said one new suspected case was reported in Plateau, two new confirmed cases were reported in Edo but no death recorded within the week.
There were three pending results, two from Ondo and one from Plateau, the report added.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) raised concern over the alarming increase of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria Nigerians were advised to keep their food safe from rats and rats excreta to prevent getting and spreading this deadly virus more.
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