Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lassa Fever Confirmed In Gombe, Plateau, Bauchi & Rivers

Five confirmed cases of Lassa fever has been reported from four states of Nigeria within the end of August and early September, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said. The agency said two cases were reported in Plateau State, one each in Rivers, Bauchi and Gombe States.

“The case reported from Gombe died on 22nd August 2016, all other cases are alive,” NCDC said in a statement yesterday.

It went on to say, “Resources were immediately mobilised from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and its partner, the Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP), to support the investigation and management of cases in the affected states,” the statement said.

The body is also urging all States to report cases immediately for Lassa fever while improving on the timeliness of their reporting generally. It is well.