The vast majority of transmission is through rats, millions of which proliferate in parts of West Africa where clean water, toilets and sanitary sewage systems are lacking. These conditions must change if we are to stop annual outbreaks of this potentially fatal disease, writes Ifeanyi Nsofor for The Aspen New Voices Fellowship.
Making Sense of a Young Doctor's Death
The Aspen Institute, 6 June 2018
Ahmed Victor Idowu was a young medical doctor with a passion to reform health care in Nigeria. A recent graduate of the University of Nigeria, in January 2018 he was at the… Read more »
Lassa fever public health advisory.
Nigeria is battling an unprecedented outbreak of Lassa fever that has already killed 142 people this year. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 400 Lassa cases ... Read more »
Contrary to reports that the high cost of treating Lassa fever is responsible for the high mortality rate recorded in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said ... Read more »
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.