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Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria: How prepared are we?

Abstract:

Despite the discovery of Lassa fever nearly five decades ago, the disease is still endemic in West Africa. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) weekly epidemiological report for the first 10 weeks in the year 2018 shows that there were 157 confirmed cases and 56 deaths from Lassa fever outbreak and an upward trend in the case fatality rate in the last three years. This study aims to identify gaps in disease preparedness and propose recommendations in the event of future outbreaks....

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001132

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Olatayo Adeoti, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Tropical Medicine
Publisher:
Biomedical Research Network Publisher's website
Journal:
Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Results Journal website
Publication date:
2018-05-29
Acceptance date:
2018-05-23
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ISSN:
2574-1241
Pubs id:
pubs:941095
URN:
uri:35dfc34d-b937-42ce-9f79-059ab35b8f70
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uuid:35dfc34d-b937-42ce-9f79-059ab35b8f70
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pubs:941095

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