Lassa Fever Virus Disease Death Toll In Nigeria: 63 Dead, 212 Isolated In 17 States Affected

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January 20, 2016 – Lassa Fever Virus Disease Death Toll In Nigeria: 63 Dead, 212 Quarantined In 62 LGA Of 17 States Affected

At least 63 have died following the outbreak of Lassa Fever virus disease in Nigeria.

According to Health Minister Professor Isaac Adewole, 63 people have died while 212 others have been placed in isolation in 62 local government area of 17 states affected in Nigeria.

Here are the 17 states affected

  1. Bauchi
  2. Niger
  3. Taraba
  4. Kano
  5. Rivers
  6. Oyo
  7. Ondo
  8. Edo
  9. Plateau
  10. Gombe
  11. Nasarawa
  12. Lagos
  13. Delta
  14. Ekiti
  15. Ebonyi
  16. Zamfara
  17. Kogi as well as the FCT.

He also listed the 6 Lassa fever treatment centers in Nigeria as

  1. Irrua Hospital in Edo
  2. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital
  3. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
  4. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
  5. University College Hospital Ibadan
  6. National Centre for Disease Control, Asokoro, Abuja.