NCDC alerts States as Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 102.

Written by on January 11, 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it has sent letters to states to alert the authorities on the disturbing trend of Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

In its latest situation report on the disease published recently, the agency revealed that a total of 102 infected people died from the disease in 2021.

A breakdown of the report on Week 52 which covers December 27, 2021, to January 2, 2022, shows that three new deaths were recorded.

The predominant age group affected, according to the NCDC, is 21-30 years while the male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1: 0.9.

While no new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting Week 52, the NCDC gave an assurance that the national Lassa fever multi-partner and multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) have continued to coordinate the response activities at all levels. 

Seun Fakorede

 


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