The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the number of confirmed Lassa fever cases increased to 937, from the previous 933.
According to the agency, the Lassa fever outbreak has killed
173 people in the country so far this year.
The report shows that the cases were recorded in 26 states and 104 local government areas.
It also revealed that of all the confirmed cases, 71 per cent are from Ondo (33 per cent), Edo (25 per cent), and Bauchi (13 per cent) States.
“In total for the year 2022, 26 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 104 Local Government Areas.
“The predominant age group affected is 21-30 years (Range: 0 to 90 years, Median Age: 30 years). The male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases is 1:0.8.
“The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021.
“National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels,” it added.