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19 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 06):

In Epidemiological Week 06 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

17 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS (JANUARY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • Voluntary and dignified repatriation of over 4,500 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon

  • Farmers/ Herders clash in Numan, Demsa and Song LGAs

  • HRP for 2018

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

  • Conducted training on Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) capacity building for partners in conjunction with OCHA

  • Cluster Coordination Program Monitoring (CCPM)

15 Feb 2018 description

Highlights
- A total of 20 cases were reported in week 5, while 11 new cases were reported in weeks 6 of 2018. All cases were reported from Rann, Kala/Balge LGA.
- No cases reported from the other LGAs involved in the outbreak. No reports from any new area.
- Response activities have been intensified in the past three weeks in Rann particularly in WASH and risk communications.

14 Feb 2018 description

STOPPING SPREAD OF LASSA FEVER: INSTITUTING INFECTION PREVENTION CONTROL MEASURES IN HEALTH FACILITIES

As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in Epi-week 4, more states were affected with more confirmed cases reported in these states. A total of 297 suspected cases were reported from 13 states. 77 of these cases were laboratory confirmed. 21 deaths were recorded in confirmed and suspected giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 27.6%.

12 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 05):

In Epidemiological Week 05 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 02 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 051 and 03 deaths

AFP: 08 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 034.

06 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A yellow fever outbreak is currently active in Nigeria with seven States recording confirmed cases (Kwara, Kogi, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nasarawa and Niger) in twelve Local Government Areas (LGAs).

• However, a total of 16 states have reported suspected cases (Abia, Borno, Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Plateau, Zamfara, Enugu, Oyo, Anambra, Edo, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Katsina and Niger States) in 62 (LGAs)

06 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Hepatitis E ongoing outbreak is still being monitored closely with 20 cases reported from affected Kala-Balge LGA in Epidemiological week 4. The cumulative number of cases and deaths were 1,749 and 8 respectively (CFR: 0.5%). Of the total reported cases, 815 were from Ngala, 630 were from Kala-Balge, 99 were from Monguno and 98 were from Mobbar. A total of 226 specimens were sent for laboratory investigation, 182 (81%) of which tested positive. Response activities are ongoing particularly with WASH and Risk Communications.

05 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 04):

In Epidemiological Week 04 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 04 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 036 and No deaths

AFP: 16 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 026.

31 Jan 2018 description

STANDARD PRACTICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF LASSA FEVER

The Lassa fever outbreak continued in Epi-week 3 with 107 suspected cases, 53 confirmed cases reported from seven States. 14 deaths have been recorded in confirmed and probable cases, giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 25%. As at the end of epi week 3, ten healthcare workers had been affected.

29 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 03):

In Epidemiological Week 03 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 07 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 026 and No deaths

AFP: 06 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 018.

29 Jan 2018 description

Lassa fever is a viral infection caused by the Lassa fever virus. The virus is primarily transmitted to humans via contact with excreta from rats. The disease occurs throughout the year, but more cases are recorded during the dry season.

Lassa fever is spread through:

• Direct contact with urine, faeces, saliva or blood of infected rats.

• Eating food or drinking water contaminated with urine, faeces, saliva or blood of infected rats.

• From person-to-person through contact with blood, urine, saliva, throat secretion or semen of an infected person.

29 Jan 2018 description

Lassa fever is a viral infection caused by the Lassa fever virus. The virus is primarily transmitted to humans via contact with excreta from rats. The disease occurs throughout the year, but more cases are recorded during the dry season.

Lassa fever is spread through:

• Direct contact with urine, faeces, saliva or blood of infected rats.

• Eating food or drinking water contaminated with urine, faeces, saliva or blood of rats.

• Person-to-person through contact with blood, urine, saliva, throat secretion or semen of an infected person.

25 Jan 2018 description

Following the increasing number of Lassa fever cases reported from several States across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response to the outbreak on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health.

24 Jan 2018 description

The ongoing hostilities in north eastern Nigeria have unleashed a multitude of consequences on the affected population including widespread loss of life, massive population displacement, loss of livelihoods and diminished agricultural production as well as the destruction of housing, communication and market infrastructure.

24 Jan 2018 description

IMPORTANCE OF OBSERVING UNIVERSAL CARE PRECAUTIONS

In Epi-week 2 of 2018, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of four cases of Lassa fever among health workers in Ebonyi State. The health workers had unknowingly treated suspected cases of Lassa fever. As at the time of notification, three healthcare workers had died.

22 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 02):

In Epidemiological Week 02 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 19 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 021 and No deaths

AFP: 02 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 006.