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NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 46: 15-21 November 2021

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• In week 46, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 8 in week 45, 2021 to 9 cases. These were reported from Edo, Ondo and Bauchi States (Table 3)

• Cumulatively from week 1 to week 46, 2021, 80 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.7% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (20.7%)

• In total for 2021, 16 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 62 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3) • Of all confirmed cases, 84% are from Edo (44%), Ondo (35%) 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 1:0.8 (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 46

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