Tuesday, April 10

20 state affected with Lassa fever and 4480 are currently affected with disease


Lassa fever has been killing people since earlier this year, the disease has been dealing with people seriously in the country Nigeria, almost twenty one state in Nigeria have been affected with Lassa fever and it has been spreading more with immediate killer.
The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of 2018 has risen to 101

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control gave this figure in its situation report

It also said that a total of 408 cases of the disease have been confirmed in 20 states in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of 2018, has risen to 101.
A research has been made and it show that April 8, about 408 close to 500 cases of the Lassa fever has been confirmed in 20 state in Nigeria where the disease has been affected currently.

Africanet search forward and found out that naij has listed some states where the disease affects in the country, the state are: Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba.

According to reports the state with high diseases currently are Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi.

It was learnt that there is a total of 4480 contacts identified through contact tracing of people who had got in contact with confirmed cases, from the 20 Lassa fever active states.

In 2018, Nigeria is witnessing the largest outbreak ever of the disease since since it was first discovered in Nigeria in 1969.

According to the epidemiological chart by NCDC for this week, there has, however, been a steady decline in the outbreak compared to when it started, though there are still pocket outbreaks across the country.

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