Nigeria Yellow fever now confirmed or suspected in 4 states; Lassa fever in 19 states this year

Suspected yellow fever infections have been reported in three new local government areas (LGAs) of Enugu state - testing of blood samples taken from the sick in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, and Igbo-Etiti LGAs is being carried out in Abuja. A total of 222 suspected cases and 76 related deaths were recorded from Nov 1 to 11 from three states (Enugu, Delta and Bauchi), while in Enugu’s NE neighbouring state of Benue, a flare-up of yellow fever has been confirmed in Ogbadibo LGA after investigations into 20 recent deaths. Read More

A NCDC update on the Lassa fever outbreak declared in late January notes that almost three-quarters of cases were reported from just three states - Ondo (35%), Edo (32%) and Ebonyi (7%). An analysis of the 2020 Lassa fever situation undertaken by the IFRC found that when compared to 2019’s, it is ‘more alarming, fast and widespread’.

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