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Lassa fever

Lassa outbreak kills over 100 in Nigeria

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A RECURRING outbreak of Lassa fever has claimed more than 100 people in Nigeria this year.
The death toll (104) is from a total of 501 suspected cases.
Of the reported cases, 189 have been further classified, 175 laboratory-confirmed including 59 deaths and 14 probable cases (all dead) confirmed.
Lassa, an acute viral haemorrhagic fever illness that is known to be endemic in various West African countries, has wreaked havoc in 17 of Nigeria’s 36 states.
Anambra, Bauchi, Borno, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Kaduna,Kano, Kogi, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers and Taraba have reported at least one confirmed case.
The outbreak is still active in nine states – Anambra, Bauchi, Cross-River, Edo, Kano, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau and Taraba.
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said enhanced surveillance was ongoing in all affected states.
Treatment centers have been established in the affected states to support case management.
These centers are supplied with case management as well as infection prevention and control supplies.
Lassa fever is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces.
Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur.
CAJ News

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