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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) reported six additional confirmed Lassa fever cases during the week ending September 3, bringing the total confirmed cases since the beginning of the year to 1,059 (150 confirmed cases more than the same period in 2022).

The latest cases were reported from Ondo and Edo states.

The death toll among confirmed cases remains at 181 with a case fatality rate of 17.1 percent.

In total for 2023, 28 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 112 Local Government Areas (LGAs). Seventy-five (75%) of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from these three states (Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi) while 25% were reported from 25 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases. Of the 75% confirmed cases, Ondo reported 35%, Edo 29%, and Bauchi 11%.

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