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Nigerian health officials reported 90 confirmed Lassa fever cases in the last week of February, including 12 deaths.

This brings the total for the first two months of 2022 to 540 confirmed cases and 98 deaths.

In total for 2022, 21 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 79 Local Government Areas.

Five healthcare workers were reported infected during the last week of February in Bauchi state.

Earlier this week, The Oyo State government and the state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), yesterday, said two doctors died of Lassa fever within 72 hours. While the state’s Ministry of Health confirmed the death, the NMA Chairman, Dr. Ayotunde Fasunla, in a statement in Ibadan, the state capital, said: “The NMA announces, with deepest regret and sorrow, the demise of two of her members from Lassa fever.

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