Lassa fever kills five more in 15 new cases-Centre for Disease Control

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The National Centre for Disease Control says 15 new Lassa fever cases were recorded between March 18 and 24, 2019 in Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Taraba, Plateau and Ebonyi states with five deaths also recorded in three of the states.

The centre said 119 deaths had been recorded so far around the country, stressing that the new figure of reported cases brought to 1,924 the number of cases recorded between January 1, 2019 and March 24, 2019.

According to the agency, Edo and Ondo states recorded two deaths each while one death was reported in Bauchi State within the period of 18th and 24th March, 2019.

The NCDC said 32 patients were being managed at various treatment centres across the country.

The treatment centres are located in Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, and Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. Others are located in Bauchi, Plateau, and Taraba states.