Nigeria has recorded twelve new instances of the Lassa fever with three deaths between March 30 and April 5 2020, in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
The NCDC revealed this in its week 14 report of Lassa fever shared on its official Twitter deal with, Thursday.
In keeping with the report by the company, the brand new instances had been reported within the following states: Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi and Sokoto.
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The report additional defined that “In week 14, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 19 cases in week 13, 2020 to 12 cases.”
It added that no well being employee was affected within the report for week 14, revealing additional that 100 and eighty eight (188) individuals have died of Lassa fever within the nation because the begin of the yr.
Lassa fever, a viral haemorrhagic fever, is endemic in some components of West Africa and is generally handed on through meals contaminated with contaminated rat urine or faeces.
Additionally, it has an incubation interval of between six and twenty-one days and will be transmitted through contact with an contaminated particular person by bodily fluids and excretion.