On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) confirmed that the death toll from Lassa fever in Nigeria has risen to 142.
So far this year, this acute viral hemorrhagic disease has spread to 23 states, with a total of 784 confirmed cases.
With 142 deaths recorded to date, the case fatality rate of 18.1 percent in 2023 is lower than the 18.7 percent recorded in the same period last year.
The NCDC said that as of epidemiological week 11, 38 cases have been recorded in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba, Benue, Rivers, Plateau and Nasarawa states. This number of cases represents a decrease compared to week 10, when 70 cases were reported.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control and Prevention (NCDC), in less than three months, Nigeria has registered 784 confirmed cases of Lassa fever with 142 deaths across 23 states. pic.twitter.com/vDT0spTlnb
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