Lassa Fever Still Cause for Concern In Nigeria
Lassa fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic illness transmitted to humans through food or contaminated household items, has seen 913 suspected cases and 73 deaths reported in 17 states this year.
Guardian, 26 February 2018
Lassa fever has continued to spread in Nigeria with 913 suspected cases and 73 deaths in 17 states this year with Edo and Ondo bearing 75 per cent of the burden. The acute viral… Read more »
Lassa fever public health advisory.
The Senate has urged the government to provide all necessary equipment to enable it to meet its responsibilities to Nigerians seeking medical care. At least 100 people were killed ... Read more »
The government of Anambra has banned the drinking of raw garri, which it says can lead to Lassa fever. Garri is a popular Nigerian food made from cassava that can be eaten or drunk ... Read more »