The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, who disclosed this in a statement he signed in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as at Friday, January, 24.
Ihekweazu, said out of the confirmed cases, 89 per cent were from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi States.
The centre boss said that the increased number of cases at this time of the year was not unusual due to ecological factors.
According to him, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, led a high-level delegation to Kano State on Saturday, following the deaths of two health workers infected with Lassa fever.