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Nigeria: NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 15: 12 – 18 April 2021

Country: Nigeria Source: Government of Nigeria Please refer to the attached file. Highlights In week 15, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 8 in week 14, 2021 to 6 cases. These were reported from 2 States (Edo and Benue) (Table 3) Cumulatively from week 1 to week 15, 2021, 50 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.2% which is higher than the CFR for the same period in 2020 (19.3%) 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 (44%), Ondo (28%) and Taraba (7%) States. The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: lt;1 to 70 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 10: 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 15 National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels


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