In Nigeria, about 109 persons have died from lassa fever, while 676 cases have been reported in 89 Local Government Areas throughout 22 states.
This was revealed in the ninth week of the Lassa fever status report for the period of January 5 to March 5, 2023, published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the study, there were now 109 fatalities as opposed to the 104 before.
The agency reported that the outbreak’s case-fatality ratio was 16.1% as of the most recent death toll.
The NCDC reports that Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states reported 72% of all confirmed Lassa virus cases, whereas two other states reported just 28% of confirmed Lassa fever cases.
Ondo State reported 33% of the 72% verified cases, Edo State reported 29%, and Bauchi State reported 10%.
The Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses, is said to be the cause of Lassa fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic sickness, according to the World Health Organization.
The most common way for humans to get the Lassa virus is through contact with food or household objects that have been tainted by the feces or urine of infected Mastomys rats. In some regions of West Africa, the illness is prevalent among rodents.
Check Also: Pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms of Lassa virus and its animal modeling, diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic developments
Leave a Reply