NCDC verifies 894 cases of Lassa fever
Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever and an acute viral illness with a high morbidity and mortality rate, as well as economic and health security implications.
According to the report, 70% of all confirmed cases are from Ondo (31%), Edo (26%), and Bauchi (13%).
"In week 33, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 9 in week 32, 2022 to 5," according to the report. These were reported from the states of Ondo and Edo.
According to the report, "from week 1 to week 33 of 2022, 168 deaths were reported with a case fatality rate of 18.8%, which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (23.3%)."
In total, 25 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 101 LGAs for 2022.
"Of all confirmed cases, 70% are from the states of Ondo (31%), Edo (26%), and Bauchi (13%)."
The most affected age group is between the ages of 21 and 30. (Range: 0 to 90 years, Median Age: 30 years). For confirmed cases, the male-to-female ratio is 1:0.8.
"The number of suspected cases has increased when compared to the same period in 2021."
"There have been no new healthcare workers affected in the reporting week 33.