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NCDC Lassa fever Situation Report Epi Week 51: 14 – 20 December 2020

Govt. Nigeria
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  • In week 51, the number of new confirmed cases increased from 5 in week 50, 2020 to 12 cases. These were reported from 2 States (Ed0 and Ondo) (Table 3).

  • Cumulatively from week 1 to week 51, 2020, 242 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 20.6% which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2019 (20.8%).

  • In total for 2020, 27 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 130 Local Government Areas (Figure 2 and 3).

  • Of all confirmed cases, 75% are from Ondo (36%), Edo (32%) and Ebonyi (7%) States.

  • The predominant age-group affected is 21-30 years (Range: <1 to 99 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male to female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.9 (Figure 4).

  • The number of suspected cases has significantly increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2019.

  • One new Healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 51.

  • Lassa fever outbreak emergency phase declared over on the 28th of April 2020 based on composite indicators national threshold.

  • National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels.