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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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