New cases of Lassa fever confirmed in in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers States
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said. The case reported from Gombe died on 22nd August 2016, all other cases are alive,
According to the head of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, “We commend the early detection and reporting of the most recent cases, as it significantly improves the likelihood of survival for the cases and also reduces the risk of further transmission.
“We also urge all States to report cases immediately for Lassa fever while improving on the timeliness of their reporting generally”.