Nigeria Activates Emergency Response Over Lassa Outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigerians need not panic over the rising cases of Lassa fever as it has initiated measures in response to the disease in the country. At least 60 confirmed cases have been reported in eight states since early January. The viral disease is contracted from the feaces of the multi-mammate rat and often transmitted via human to human contact.

Lassa fever public health advisory.

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