Global & Disaster Medicine

The Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria grew by 23 cases in the past week


 In the reporting Week 11 (11th – 17th March, 2019) 23 new confirmedi cases were reported from nine states – Edo(8), Ondo(4), Ebonyi(3), Bauchi(3), Taraba(1), Imo(1), Enugu(1), Benue(1) and Kebbi(1) with four new deaths in Edo (2), Benue(1) and Bauchi(1) States  From 1st January to 17th March, 2019, a total of 1801 suspectedi cases have been reported from states. Of these, 495 were confirmed positive, 15 probable and 1277 negative (not a case)-Table 1  Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there have been 114* deaths in confirmed cases. Case fatality ratio in confirmed cases is 23.0%

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