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WARNING: Lassa fever Back – See affected 19 states in Nigeria

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  • The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has listed states affected 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 development was published in a report on NCDC’s website.
The 19 states are:
1. Ogun
2. Bauchi
3. Plateau
4. Ebonyi
5. Ondo
6, Edo
7. Taraba
8. Nasarawa
9. Rivers

10. Kaduna
11. Gombe
12. Cross River
13. Borno
14. Kano
15. Kogi
16. Enugu
17. Anambra
18. Kwara
19. Lagos.
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.

Nigerians were advised to keep their food safe from rats and rats excreta to prevent getting and spreading this deadly virus continuously.


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