Nigeria

NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 34: 23 - 29 August 2021

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original

Attachments

Highlights

• In week 34, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 2 in week 33, 2021 to 9 cases. These were reported from Edo and Ondo States (Table 3)

• Cumulatively from week 1 to week 34, 2021, 73 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.0% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (21.0%)

• In total for 2021, 14 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 61 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3)

• Of all confirmed cases, 83% are from Edo (45%), Ondo (33%) and Taraba (5%) States.

• The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 70 years, Median Age: 29 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9 (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 34 • National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels