Performance indicators (Epi Week 02):
In Epidemiological Week 02 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).
Measles: 19 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 021 and No deaths
AFP: 02 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 006.
ROLE OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRES IN OUTBREAK COORDINATION
The response to outbreaks usually involve multiple activities, many of which occur concurrently. In most situations, resources are scarce and few personnel are involved or available to respond to an outbreak. For effective outbreak management, a well-defined structure needs to be established.
On Sunday the 14th of January 2018, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of four cases of Lassa fever among health care workers in Ebonyi State. Three of the four cases have subsequently passed away.
The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, immediately requested that NCDC provides support to the Government of Ebonyi State, to investigate and respond to this cluster of cases.