According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, there have been 894 Lassa fever cases since the beginning of 2022, with 168 deaths.
According to the NCDC’s most recent situation report for week 33, there are 6392 probable cases of the virus spread throughout 101 Local Government Areas in 25 states.
Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever and an acute viral sickness with a high morbidity and fatality rate, as well as economic and health security consequences.
According to the report, 70% of all verified cases are from Ondo (31%), Edo (26%), and Bauchi (13%).
“In week 33, the number of new confirmed cases reduced from 9 in week 32, 2022 to 5 cases,” according to the study. These were reported from the states of Ondo and Edo.
According to the report, “from week 1 through week 33 of 2022, 168 deaths were reported with a case fatality rate of 18.8%, which is lower than the CFR for the same time in 2021 (23.3%).”
“In total, 25 states have documented at least one confirmed case across 101 LGAs for 2022.”
“Of all confirmed cases, 70% are from the states of Ondo (31%), Edo (26%), and Bauchi (13%).”
“The most afflicted age group is 21-30 years” (Range: 0 to 90 years, Median Age: 30 years). For confirmed cases, the male-to-female ratio is 1:0.8.
“The number of suspected cases has increased when compared to the same period in 2021.”
“There were no new Healthcare workers affected in reporting week 33.”