NCDC affirms 214 new cases of acute flaccid paralysis

NCDC affirms 214 new cases of acute flaccid paralysis
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 214 new cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) were reported from several states in Nigeria, aside from Anambra State.

The NCDC, however, said that none was confirmed as polio. The last confirmed case of polio in Nigeria was in August 2016, however active search for AFP was being intensified with the objective to eliminate of polio in Nigeria.

The NCDC in its ongoing epidemiology report in Abuja, said that 175 suspected cases with Cholera were reported from 19 Local Government Areas in eight states; Adamawa (12 people), Borno (86), Gombe (1) Kaduna (4) Kano (32) Katsina (2) Oyo (2) and Yobe (36).

11 cases were research affirmed and two deaths were recorded.

It likewise affirmed that 20 suspected cases with Lassa fever was reported for from nine LGAs in six states; Edo (3) Ebonyi (2) Kaduna (1) Nasarawa (1), Ondo (14) and Rivers (1). Five cases were research reaffirmed but no death was recorded.

So also, there were 10 suspected cases of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) reported from seven local councils in four states; Bauchi (2) Katsina (6) Ondo (1) and Zamfara (1). None of the case was laboratory affirmed and no death was recorded.

As regards measles, the NCDC’s epidemiological report affirmed that 205 suspected cases of measles were reported from 28 states. However, none of the case was laboratory affirmed and no death was recorded.

The report also shown that in the reporting week, all states sent in their report aside from Anambra State. It also

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