155 deaths from Lhasa fever in Nigeria so far; Know how dangerous this infection is

Xinhua: In fact, the Health Department is also concerned about the 155 deaths in Nigeria in early June. The NCDC said that the death rate in the country has risen to 19.8 percent. The mortality rate in 2021 was 20.2 per cent and this year 24 states have at least one confirmed case. Ondo, Edo […]
 


155 deaths from Lhasa fever in Nigeria so far;  Know how dangerous this infection is

Xinhua: In fact, the Health Department is also concerned about the 155 deaths in Nigeria in early June. The NCDC said that the death rate in the country has risen to 19.8 percent. The mortality rate in 2021 was 20.2 per cent and this year 24 states have at least one confirmed case. Ondo, Edo and Bauchi provinces accounted for 68 percent of cases this year. The Health Department has also taken necessary steps to stop this.

According to the World Health Organization, Lhasa fever is a rapidly spreading viral hemorrhagic disease. Which is spread by the arenavirus of the Lhasa virus. Humans are most likely to become infected when infected mastomas come into contact with food or household items contaminated with the urine or feces of rats. Lhasa fever has similar symptoms to malaria, appearing between one and three weeks after exposure to the virus. In mild cases, the disease causes fever, fatigue, weakness and headache.

The NCDC said it is committed to supporting the state’s public health teams to achieve their goal of reducing Lhasa fever deaths to single digits. The disease control agency said it is currently distributing medical response items to states and treatment centers as part of measures to control the spread of the disease.