2019 Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report #1 - 6 January 2019

from Government of Nigeria
Published on 06 Jan 2019


  • In the reporting Week 01 (January 01 - 06, 2019) twenty-five new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(9), Ondo(8), Bauchi(3), FCT(1), Nasarawa (1), Ebonyi(1), Plateau(1) and Taraba(1) States with seven new deaths in Ondo(2), Edo(1), Nasarawa (1), Plateau(1) FCT(1) and Taraba(1)State

  • From 1st to 6th January 2019, a total of 57 suspectedi cases have been reported. Of these, 25 were confirmed positive and 32 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there have been seven deaths in confirmed cases. Case fatality rate in confirmed cases is 28.0%

  • Eight states (Edo, Ondo, , Bauchi, Nasarawa Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba and FCT) have recorded at least one confirmed case across 14 Local Government Areas- Figure 1

  • In the reporting week 01, no new healthcare worker was affected.

  • Twenty-five patients are currently being managed at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital(ISTH) treatment Centre (14), Federal Medical Centre Owo (6), Bauchi (3), Ebonyi(1) and Plateau (1)

  • A total of 482 contacts have been identified from eight states and are currently under follow up Table 1

  • National rapid response team deployed to Bauchi state

  • Lassa fever international conference scheduled for 16th to 17th of January 2019, visit www.lic.ncdc.gov.ng

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