Lassa Fever Spreads To 26 States, 104 LGAs – NCDC
Written by City Radio on October 19, 2022
Twenty-six states have recorded cases of Lassa Fever as the disease has spread to 104 Local Government Areas in the country.
This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Situation Report for week 40 which was obtained on Tuesday.
According to the report, the Lassa fever outbreak has killed 173 people in the country so far this year. The latest report shows an increase in lassa fever from the previous 933 to 937.
Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever and an acute viral illness. This zoonotic disease has a high morbidity and mortality rate, as well as economic, health and security implications.
Of all the confirmed cases, the NCDC said 71 per cent are from Ondo State (representing 33 per cent), followed by Edo State (representing 25 per cent), and Bauchi trailing behind (representing 13 per cent).