2019 Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report #2 - 13 January 2019

from Government of Nigeria
Published on 13 Jan 2019 View Original


  • In the reporting Week 02 (January 07 - 13, 2019) thirty-five new confirmed cases were reported from Edo(12), Ondo(12), Bauchi(3), FCT(1), Ebonyi(5), Plateau(1) and Taraba(1) States with eight new deaths in Ondo(3), Edo(1), Ebonyi(1), Plateau(1) FCT(1) and Taraba(1)

  • From 1st to 13th January 2019, a total of 172 suspectedi cases have been reported. Of these, 60 were confirmed positive and 112 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak,there have been 16 deaths in confirmed cases. Case fatality rate in confirmed cases is 26.7%

  • Eight states (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba and FCT) have recorded at least one confirmed case across 17 Local Government Areas- Figure 1

  • In the reporting week 02, no new healthcare worker was affected

  • Forty-six patients are currently being managed at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital(ISTH) treatment Centre (20), Federal Medical Centre Owo (18), Bauchi (3) and Ebonyi(5) States - Table A total of 593 contacts have been identified from eight states while 590 are currently under follow up and 3 are symptomatic positive contacts

  • 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