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Lassa Fever: NCDC Announces End of Emergency Phase in Nigeria

Lassa Fever

The Nigeria centre for disease control (Ncdc), has announced the end of the emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

This was made known in a statement by the chief executive officer of ncdc, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu,  in Abuja.

Dr. Ihekweazu said the announcement followed a joint epidemiological review by the NCDC, w.h.o Nigeria and other partners.

According to him, the NCDC had in January this year activated a national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), to coordinate response activities in response to an increase in Lassa fever cases at the beginning of the year. Dr. Ihekweazu added that since the beginning of the outbreak, 578 confirmed cases including 129 deaths have been recorded from 21 states

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