Nigeria's Latest Lassa Fever Outbreak Claims 93 Lives
Since the beginning of the year, health officials have been fighting a renewed outbreak of Lassa fever in the country - this as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that the death toll has risen to 93. Between February 25 and March 3, 2019, 39 new confirmed cases were reported in six states with eight deaths in Edo, Ondo, and Kogi states.
Lassa fever public health advisory.
Guardian, 8 March 2019
Again, the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in over 21 states of the federation has killed eight Nigerians and infected another 39 in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba and Kogi. Read more »
WHO, 4 March 2019
While the number of new Lassa fever cases have significantly reduced over the past weeks, intensified response activities are on-going to control the outbreak across Nigeria. To… Read more »
Premium Times, 1 March 2019
Some 381 people have been confirmed to be positive with Lassa fever, in Nigeria, as at February 24. Read more »
CAJ News, 4 March 2019
AT least 83 people have died this year from a raging outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Read more »