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Thursday, February 9, 2017

FG confirms fresh Lassa fever cases in Edo, Ondo, Bauchi.

The Federal Government has confirmed fresh Lassa fever cases in Edo, Ondo and Bauci states. The government also said that 44 cases of Lassa fever had been confirmed since December 2016 in nine states including Ogun, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Edo, Nasarawa, Rivers, Ebonyi and Ondo A Director at the NCDC, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Elsie Ilori, said there should be proper sensitisation at all levels based on the evidence that Lassa fever was seasonal and could be endemic The Federal Government on Wednesday 8th February said that 44 cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed since December 2016 in nine states including Ogun, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Edo, Nasarawa, Rivers, Ebonyi and Ondo, with some of the cases reported as probable. The Punch reports that the government also announced that seven new cases of Lassa fever had been reported and confirmed in Edo, Ondo, and Bauchi states. While four of the seven new cases were reported in Edo state, two was reported in Ondo while Bauchi had one case reported in the weekly report collated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. continue