Lassa Fever Has Killed 59 People In 2022 — NCDC

The episode of Lassa Fever in the nation has guaranteed 59 lives since the start of 2022, The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has affirmed.

In a circumstance report on Wednessday, February 16, the NCDC said 358 affirmed instances of the sickness have been recorded for this present year in 19 states and 65 neighborhood government region of the country.

Additionally seven new medical care laborers have been contaminated in Bauchi, Ondo and Edo states.

It was additionally uncovered that in week six, the quantity of new affirmed cases expanded from 58 in week five, 2022 to 77 cases.

“These were accounted for from Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Taraba, Enugu, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger States, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“Aggregately from week one to week six, of 2022; 59 passings have been accounted for with a case casualty rate(CFR) of 16.5 percent which is lower than the CFR for a similar period in 2021(22.9 percent)”.

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