2019 Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report #3 - 20 January 2019

from Government of Nigeria
Published on 20 Jan 2019 View Original


  • In the reporting Week 03 (January 14 - 20, 2019) seventy-four new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(31), Ondo(18), Bauchi(7), Ebonyi(2), Plateau(10),Taraba(5) and Adamawa(1) States with twelve new deaths in Ondo(3), Edo(4), Ebonyi(1), Plateau(2), Taraba (1) and Adamawa(1)

  • From 1st to 20th January 2019, a total of 377 suspectedi cases have been reported from nine States. Of these, 136 were confirmed positive and 240 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there have been 31 deaths in confirmed cases. Case fatality rate in confirmed cases is 22.8%

  • Nine states (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, FCT and Adamawa) have recorded at least one confirmed case across 29 Local Government Areas- Figure 1

  • In the reporting week 03, one new healthcare worker was affected in Ebonyi State

  • Eight-one patients are currently being managed at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital(ISTH) treatment Centre (30), Federal Medical Centre Owo (25), Bauchi (9) ,Plateau(8) Taraba(3) and Ebonyi(6) States

  • A total of 918 contacts have been identified from eight states. Of these 803(87.5%) are currently being followed up, 109 (11.9%) have completed 21 days follow up. 20(2.2%) symptomatic contacts have been identified, of which 12 (1.3%) have tested positive from three states (Edo -2, Ebonyi-4 and Plateau-6 )

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