The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.
The National Centre for Disease Control has embarked on an intensive awareness campaign to tackle Lassa fever in Ebonyi communities.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday confirmed that 275 cases of Lassa fever were recorded since its outbreak in parts of the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigerians need not panic over the rising cases of Lassa fever because it has initiated measures in response to the disease in the country.
Following the confirmation at least 60 cases of Lassa fever, the Federal Government has raised the alarm and activated emergency response centres.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.
During the dry season, high temperatures and low humidity increase the likelihood of transmission of organisms causing Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in Nigeria.
He added that the Edo epidemiology team would be working with the NCDC and other relevant agencies to carry out detailed investigation and response to the already confirmed cases.
The Communications Assistant, NCDC, Chimezie Anueyiagu, made the revelation while presenting the situation report on the disease at the Media and Civil Society Organisation Advocacy meeting on Lassa fever in Abuja.
Dr Joshua Obasanya, the Director, Prevention and Programme Coordination, NCDC, made the call at the Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Walk to mark the National Antibiotics Awareness Week on Monday in Abuja.
This was announced in a statement by Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, on Sunday in Abuja.
The Head of Media of, Jeremiah Agenyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the commission was well aware of the reported cases of patients with the deadly disease in the UK.
Liman made the disclosure on Tuesday while briefing a team of journalists on National Democracy Dividend Media Tour organized by the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.