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Lassa fever outbreak claims 31, spreads to 9 states

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Lassa fever has claimed 31 lives since the beginning of this year with 377 suspected cases in nine states.

A situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said between January 14 to 20, 74 new confirmed cases were reported from Edo, Ondo , Bauchi , Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba and Adamawa states.

Also, twelve new deaths were recorded in Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba and Adamawa during the period. A healthcare worker was also affected in Ebonyi State.

The report said that the nine states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 29 local government areas, and that 136 cases were confirmed positive and 240 negative out of the 377 suspected cases reported since January.

The Director, Public Health and Human Service Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu said that from November 2018 to date, it responded and investigated 14 cases comprising six females and four males.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/lassa-fever-outbreak-claims-31-spreads-to-9-states.html


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Olite1996• 3 weeks ago
God help us ooo
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Olarewaju• 3 weeks ago
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Nwoguemmanuel77• 3 weeks ago
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yetty031009• 3 weeks ago
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innkayobami• 3 weeks ago
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Fatimabello• 3 weeks ago
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Abiodun• 3 weeks ago
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AR-RIDOH• 3 weeks ago
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iammicharles• 3 weeks ago
Hmm
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Irphilippe• 3 weeks ago
Okay if I catch any rat ehn
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