LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK: NCDC CONFIRMS 102 DEATHS
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on January 10, 2022
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the death of one hundred and two persons due to Lassa fever.
This confirmation comes via the website of the agency.
NCDC noted that cases of Lassa fever have risen to 4,632 in the country, thus putting states in Nigeria on red alert of the virus.
The NCDC has warned of possibilities of the virus showing symptoms of malaria. The agency also noted that three states accounted for 84 percent of cases in 2021.
Edo state has 42 percent, Ondo 34 percent, and Bauchi eight percent.
In the last ten weeks, Nigeria has been battling to contain the Lassa fever outbreak across the country which has been overshadowed by the new coronavirus outbreak.
NCDC has, however, assured members of the public that it was closely monitoring and responding to the outbreak of the disease.
Editor: Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie