Epidemiology of Lassa Fever and Factors Associated with Deaths, Bauchi State, Nigeria, 2015-2018.

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From: Emerging Infectious Diseases(Vol. 26, Issue 4)
Publisher: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,271 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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We report the epidemiology of Lassa fever in Bauchi State, a disease-endemic region, in Nigeria. Since 2015, major increases in Lassa fever attack rate and in the case-fatality rate have occurred in this state. A delay in seeking care by a case-patient for 7 days after symptom onset was the major predictor of death.

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