Medicine

NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi 17: 20 – 26 April 2020

Highlights

  • In week 17, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 6 cases in week 16, 2020 to 8 cases. These were reported from 4 States (Ondo, Edo, Gombe and Kogi) (Table 3).
  • Cumulatively from week 1 to week 17, 2020, 188 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19.0% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2019 (22.4%).
  • In total for 2020, 27 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 128 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3).
  • Of all confirmed cases, 72% are from Edo (33%), Ondo (32%) and Ebonyi (7%) States.
  • The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 78 years, Median Age: 33 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:1.2 (Figure 4).
  • The number of suspected cases has significantly increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2019.
  • No new Healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 17.

Source: Government of Nigeria