2018 Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report #27 for Week 27 - 8th July 2018

from Government of Nigeria
Published on 08 Jul 2018 View Original


  • In the reporting Week 27 (July 2-8, 2018) seven new confirmediI cases were reported from Ondo(3), Edo(2), Taraba(1) and Plateau (1) with three deaths Ondo(2) and Plateau (1)

  • From 1st January to 8th July 2018, a total of 2115 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 446 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1652 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 115 deaths in confirmed cases and 10 in probable cases. Case Fatality Rate in confirmed cases is 25.4% -Table 1

  • 21 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 71 Local Government Areas (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe, Ekiti, Kaduna, Abia and Adamawa). Seventeen states have exited the active phase of the outbreak while four- Edo, Ondo, Plateau and Taraba States remain activeiv -Table 1/ Figure 1

  • In the reporting week 27, no new healthcare worker was infected. Thirty-nine health care workers have been affected since the onset of the outbreak in seven states –Ebonyi (16), Edo (14), Ondo (4), Kogi (2), Nasarawa (1), Taraba (1) and Abia (1) with ten deaths in Ebonyi (6), Kogi (1), Abia (1), Ondo (1) and Edo (1)

  • 81% of all confirmed cases are from Edo (42%), Ondo (24%) and Ebonyi (15%) states

  • Four patients are currently being managed at treatment Centres – two at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and two at the Federal Medical Centre Owo treatment Centre - Table 1

  • A total of 5713 contacts have been identified from 21 states. Of these 156(2.7%) are currently being followed up, 5547 (97.1%) have completed 21 days follow up while 10(0.2%) were lost follow up. 85 symptomatic contacts have been identified, of which 29 (34%) have tested positive from five states (Edo-13, Ondo-8, Ebonyi-3, Kogi -3 Bauchi-1 and Adamawa-1) - Table 1

  • Lassa fever national multi-partner, multi-agency Technical Working Group(TWG) continues to coordinate response activities at all levels