The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has revealed that a total of 2845 contacts have been identified from 18 active states and 1897 are currently being followed up.
It also said that 69 per cent of all confirmed cases are from Edo (43%) and Ondo (26%) states with Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State, having 42 cases on admission last weekend and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, having 21 isolation beds, all occupied.
According to the NCDC report, from February 19 to 25, 2018, 54 (fifty four) new confirmed cases were recorded from eight states, namely: Edo (21), Ondo (9), Nasarawa (2), Ebonyi (18), Plateau(1),Kogi(1) Imo (1)and Ekiti (1) with ten new deaths in confirmed cases from five states which are Ondo (2), Edo (2), Plateau (1) Ekiti(1) and Ebonyi (4 and 2 probable deaths). The report also informed that from January 1st to February 25th, 2018, a total of 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 active states; Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe and Ekiti.
The report stated that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up its support of the response at national and state levels while the NCDC has deployed teams to four Benin Republic border states; Kebbi, Kwara, Niger and Oyo for enhanced surveillance activities.