Lassa fever: Death toll hits 118 in Nigeria

The death toll from the recent Lassa Fever outbreak in Nigeria has now hit 118, this is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The NCDC announced that, 2633 suspected cases, 689 confirmed cases and 118 deaths have been recorded in the country from January 1 to February 23.

The number of casualties has increased significantly from what was reported for the same period in 2019. At same time in 2019, 1249 suspected cases with 381 confirmed and 83 deaths were recorded.

In NCDC’s previous statement, it was gathered that 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 115 local government areas.

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