Nigeria has continued to record more cases of Lassa fever despite increased advocacy for people to prevent habits that promote the disease Vectors,the Multimate Rats.

Going by the latest epidemiological report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 151 persons died of Lassa fever between January and April 9 2023.

The report further showed that since the beginning of the year, 869 confirmed cases were recorded from 26 states and 101 Local Government Areas (LGAs), while 71 per cent of all confirmed cases were reported from three states – Ondo (32 per cent), Edo (28 per cent), and Bauchi (11 per cent).

The report also, showed that between April 3 and 9, 2023, 23 confirmed cases were reported from six states – Ondo (30), Edo (31), Bauchi (18), Taraba (28), Enugu (2), and Lagos (2), with three deaths from Bauchi (1) and Taraba (2).

In total for 2023, 26 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 101 local government areas. The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 1 to 93 years, Median Age: 32 years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9.

The number of suspected cases increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2022. No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 14.

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