05 Feb 2019
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There have been nine confirmed cases reported since the start of this outbreak of which, six belong to the same cluster with a history of travel reportedly from Taberu, Kwara State, Nigeria.
29 Jan 2019 Benin
As of 27 January 2019, seven confirmed cases have been reported, with no deaths. The last confirmed case was reported on 2 January 2019.
08 Jan 2019 Benin
As of 3 January 2019, six confirmed cases have been reported, with no deaths. The last confirmed case was reported on 28 December 2018.
18 Dec 2018 Benin
As of 16 December 2018, three confirmed cases have been reported, with no deaths. The latest two cases are family members of the first case of lassa fever reported on 7 December 2018. Further epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
11 Dec 2018
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As of 7 December 2018, a case has been reported in a Benin national, normally resident in Taberou, Nigeria (near the border with Benin), who returned to a hospital in Parakou commune, Borgou department, Benin for treatment. Contact tracing is ongoing.
13 Mar 2018 Benin
As of 9 March 2018, a total of 24 cases: five confirmed, three probable and 16 suspected, with nine deaths, have been reported. Three of the confirmed cases reported travel to Nigeria.
21 Feb 2018 Benin
As 12 February 2018, a total of 21 cases (five confirmed) with eight deaths have been reported in the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Borgou, and Collines since 8 January 2018.
26 Jan 2018 Benin
As of 17 January 2018, a cumulative total of four cases including three deaths has been reported from the communes of Boukoumbé Toucountouna. All four cases initially developed symptoms while residing in Nigeria and subsequently travelled to Benin. Contact tracing is ongoing in Benin and across the border in Togo.
16 Jan 2018 Benin
As 8 January 2018, a case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Benin, in an adult from Togo. He became ill on 25 December 2017 while in Nigeria. On return, he attended Boukombé health centre and was transferred to hospital and died on 9 January 2018. Contact tracing in ongoing.