Global & Disaster Medicine

Lassa in Nigeria: There are now 408 confirmed and 9 probable cases in Nigeria’s largest-ever Lassa outbreak.


  • In the reporting Week 14 (April 02-08, 2018) eight new confirmed cases were recorded from five States –
  • From 1st January to 8th April 2018, a total of 1781 suspected cases have been reported from 20 states. Of these, 408 were confirmed positive, 9 are probable, 1351 are negative (not a case) and 13 are awaiting laboratory results (pending) 
  • Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 101 deaths in confirmed cases, 9 in probable cases. Case Fatality Ratio in confirmed cases is 24.8%

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