Lassa Fever: 24 Killed, 163 Cases Confirmed So Far In January

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At least 24 people have died of Lassa fever in the country since the latest outbreak of the disease in the country.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 398 suspected cases were reported out of which 163 cases were confirmed while 235 cases were found to be negative.

In total, at least one confirmed case was recorded across 32 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in nine states.

Read Also: 8 Killed In Fresh Lassa Fever Outbreak In Edo

The report, which covers January 13 – 19, shows that 10 people died in the third week as 81 out of the 159 suspected cases reported were confirmed.

This occurred in 17 local governments across six states of the Federation.

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