NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 14:05–11 April 2021

Situation Report
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  • In week 14,the number of new confirmed cases increased from 3 in week 13,2021 to 8 cases.These were reported from 4 States(Ondo, Edo, Plateau and Bauchi) (Table3)

  • Cumulatively from week 1 to week 14, 2021, 50 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.7% which is higher than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (19.5%)

  • In total for 2021,14 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 52 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3)

  • Of all confirmed cases,79% are from Edo (43%),Ondo (29%) and Taraba (7%)States.

  • The predominant age group affected is 21-30years (Range:<1 to 70 years, Median Age: 30 years).The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9 (Figure4)

  • The number of suspected cases has decreased compared to that reported for the same period in 2020

  • None Health care worker affected in the reporting week 14

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