Nigeria registers six deaths and 24 new infections in a week

Nigeria has recorded 24 additional Lassa fever infections and six deaths in six states of the federation. The latest status report, which was published by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, shows that new cases were reported for week 14 of 2022, from April 4 to 10, 2022. The report shows that the number of confirmed cases increased from 10 in the previous week to 24 cases, bringing the total number of registered infections in 2022 to 715 in 93 local government areas in 23 states of the federation. The center for disease control stated in the report that cumulatively from week one to week 14 of 2022, 136 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19.3 percent. The center added that the new fatality rate is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021, which was 20.7 percent, adding that no new healthcare workers were affected in week 14 of the report. The report shows that of the six states that accounted for the new cases, Ondo, Edo and Bauchi states maintained the top of the table for infections at 68 percent. Ondo state in the southwest topped the table for infections with 28 percent, while Edo and Bauchi states accounted for 24 percent and 16 percent of infections, respectively. The other states are Ebonyi, Gombe and Kogi states. NCDC also maintained that the number of suspected cases has increased compared to what was reported for the same period in 2021. lassa fever Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease (excessive bleeding) that is transmitted to humans through contact with food, rodent-contaminated household items, or infected people. The vector of the disease is a species of rat called the multi-mammed rat. The virus is transmitted from the feces or urine of the vector to humans, and from humans to humans, often spreading the disease. General symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, general body weakness, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle aches, chest pain and, in severe cases, unexplained bleeding from the ears, eyes, nose, mouth and other body openings. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nigeria registers six deaths and 24 new infections in a week