The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control  NCDC has registered 83 deaths, 381 confirmed cases and 1,279 suspected cases of Lassa fever in 2019.

The Senior Technical Adviser to the NCDC Chief Executive Officer, Kola Jinadu, said this in Jos on Tuesday.

He was speaking at a health journalism masterclass organised by NIGERIA HEALTHWATCH, a non-governmental organisation.

The senior technical adviser said the centre also has 12 probable cases, and  cut across 21 states of the country.

He said, however, that there was decline in the number of reported cases in the recent weeks.