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LASSA FEVER NIGERIA

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:44pm -- mmcilwain
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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6.90983
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3.25836

Lassa fever outbreaks have been confirmed across 5 West African countries, including Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Burkina Faso. In Nigeria, the index case emerged on 16 Dec 2016 in Ogun state. Since then, the outbreak has remained active. During the week ending 19 Mar 2017, 15 suspected cases were reported, with 2 testing positive for Lassa fever. Between 16 Dec 2016 and 19 Mar 2017, a total of 283 suspected cases including 56 deaths (case fatality rate of 19.8 percent) have been reported. Of the suspected cases, 99 were confirmed by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital Lassa laboratory in Nigeria. For more information: http://www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20170328.4931422