NCDC Lassa Fever Outbreak Weekly Situation Report No. 24 – June 30, 2017
In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1
As at week 26 (June 24-30, 2017), the outbreak is activei in 7 states (Anambra, Bauchi, Rivers, Ondo, Edo, Taraba and Plateau).
Since the onset of LF outbreak in Dec. 2016 (Week 49), a total of 205 cases have been classified as: confirmedii (191) and probableiii
(14) with 75 deaths (61 deaths in confirmed and 14 in probable) recorded.
Case Fatality Rate in confirmed and probable cases is 36.6% and 20.2% for all cases (including probable, confirmed and suspected).
In the reporting Week 26 (June 24-30, 2017), four(4) new suspected cases were reported in Plateau(1), Bauchi (2) and Anambra (1) states. Three (3) new confirmed cases were reported in Edo state. A death was recorded in a confirmed case in Ondo state.
Results of three (3) pending samples from Bauchi (1) and Plateau (2) states came out negative.
There are eight (8) pending results for suspected cases in Ondo (5), Bauchi (2) and Plateau (1) states.
The NCDC team in Ondo State have been involved in coordinating the key stakeholders in the outbreak response. The coordination activities have included setting up of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Owo Local Government Area in the State and defining roles and responsibilities of all identified teams and team leads. The team has also been active in conducting clinicians’ sensitization activities across the state, surveillance data review and carrying out advocacy with the leadership of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owo for improvements in the holding areas and treatment Centre.