The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known on Wednesday in a statement in Abuja.

Ihekweazu said that from January 1 to February 10, 2019, out of a total of 947 suspected cases reported from 20 states and the FCT; 324 were confirmed positive.

He added that since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there had been 69 deaths from the confirmed cases, bringing the fatality rate to 21.3 per cent.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/314244-nigeria-records-37-new-lassa-fever-cases-as-death-toll-rises.html

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