Lassa Fever Dashboard by SGNL
At this difficult time when most nations are engaging in fight against COVID-19, Lassa virus suspected cases has continued to rise significantly as a major health challenge in the West Africa, with Nigeria bearing the highest burden.
First discovered in 1969, from a case that occurred in Lassa, Borno State-Nigeria, is a communicable disease known as the Lassa Fever. This disease is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses.
According to Statistics, over 150 deaths caused by the lassa virus was recorded in Nigeria in 2019.
As at 29th March, 2020, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded at least one confirmed cases across 27 states in 126 Local Government Areas with 185 deaths.
Most cases of the Lassa fever outbreak this year has been recorded in: Edo with 72%, Ondo 32%, and in Ebonyi 8%.
The link below gives you access to monitor the spread of the Lassa Fever with an operational dashboard: Lassa Fever Dashboard
Click the link to interact with a story Map that gives you a holistic view of all the elements revolving around Lassa Fever outbreak: Lassa Fever Story Map