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Lassa Fever Sweeps Nigeria in 2023: Tragic Toll of 170 Lives Lost, Reveals NCDC

From week one to 27 of 2023, a total of 170 deaths have been reported from Lassa fever, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

The reported deaths are with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 17.2 percent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2022 (19.6 percent).

This is contained in the latest Week 25-27 update on Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria published by the NCDC on Monday.

The NCDC has revealed that there have been a total of 170 deaths from Lassa fever in Nigeria between week one and 27 of 2023. This information comes from the latest update on the Lassa fever outbreak, published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. The case fatality rate for this period stands at 17.2 percent, which is lower than the rate recorded in the same period last year, which was 19.6 percent.

The update noted that in Week 27 of 2023, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 10 in epidemiological Week 26, 2023 to six cases. This was reported from Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi and Benue states.

In the latest update, it was reported that in Week 27 of 2023, the number of newly confirmed cases decreased to six, compared to the 10 cases reported in Week 26. These six cases were recorded in Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, and Benue states.

28 states have recorded at least one confirmed case

73 percent of all confirmed cases reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states

In total for 2023, 28 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 108 Local Government Areas.

The NCDC further disclosed that 73 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from these three states (Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi) while 27 percent were reported from 25 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 73 percent confirmed cases, Ondo reported 33 percent, Edo 29 percent, and Bauchi 11 percent.

Since the beginning of 2023, a total of 28 states in Nigeria have reported at least one confirmed case of Lassa fever, spanning across 108 Local Government Areas. The NCDC has also revealed that 73 percent of all confirmed cases were reported from three states, namely Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi. Of this 73 percent, Ondo reported 33 percent, Edo 29 percent, and Bauchi 11 percent. Meanwhile, the remaining 27 percent of confirmed cases were reported from 25 other states.

According to the report, the predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 1 to 93 years, Median Age: 32 years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9.

It stated that the number of suspected cases increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2022, adding that no new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting Week 27.

The NCDC said the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels.

The report indicates that the age group most affected by Lassa fever is between 21 and 30 years, with the age range spanning from 1 to 93 years and a median age of 32 years. The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9. Furthermore, the report states that the number of suspected cases has increased compared to the same period in 2022. However, it is worth noting that no new healthcare worker was affected in Week 27. The NCDC has assured that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) is actively coordinating response activities across all levels.

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