Death toll from Lassa fever hits 118 in Nigeria

Death toll from Lassa fever hits 118 in NigeriaNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 118 people have died from the recent Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. 

 

According to the NCDC, 2633 suspected cases, 689 confirmed cases and 118 deaths have been recorded in the country from January 1 to February 23.  

 

The number of casualties has increased significantly from what was reported for the same period in 2019. At same time in 2019, 1249 suspected cases with 381 confirmed and 83 deaths were recorded. 

 

In NCDC's previous statement, it was gathered that 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 115 local government areas.

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