Lassa Fever hits Nigeria with 44 new confirmed cases

The Federal Government on Wednesday said 44 cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed since December 2016 in nine states including Ogun, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Edo, Nasarawa, Rivers, Ebonyi and Ondo, with some of the cases reported as probable.

The government also announced that seven new cases of Lassa fever had been reported and confirmed in Edo, Ondo, and Bauchi states.

While four of the seven new cases were reported in Edo State, two was reported in Ondo while Bauchi had one case reported in the weekly report collated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

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