Nigeria

NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 19: 10–16 May 2021

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  • In week 19, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 10 in week 18, 2021 to 1 case. These was reported from Ondo State (Table 3)

  • Cumulatively from week 1 to week 19, 2021, 58 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 21.2% which is higher than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (19.2%)

  • Intotal for 2021, 14 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 57 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3)

  • Ofall confirmed cases, 78% are from Edo (42%), Ondo (29%) and Taraba (7%) States.

  • The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 70 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.8 (Figure 4)

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

  • No new Healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 19

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