Nigeria: Hepatitis E outbreak in Borno State – Weekly Situation Report No.4: 21 July

Report
from Government of Nigeria
Published on 21 Jul 2017 View Original

Highlights

  • The number of cases of hepatitis E are still increasing in Ngala (471 cases ) and Damasak (57 cases) compared to the previous week.

  • A total number of 42 sample s were positive out of 66 (64%) as of 7 July . Results are still pending for 165 samples.

  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene ( WASH ) and social mobilization activities still needs to be further sustained in Ngala with the support of partners.

  • Three death s reported from suspected H epatitis E (H EV ) patient respectively in Damasak , Mafa and Ngala.

  • A WHO mission with Borno State and partners develop a health risk assessment on hepatitis E and yellow fever