Declare Lassa Fever Emergency in Nigeria - Experts

The death toll from an outbreak of Lassa fever has risen to 70. The Nigerian Academy of Science and resident doctors have called for the outbreak to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity. Lassa fever is a disease spread to humans through food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or waste.

  • Nigeria:  Death Toll from Lassa Fever Rises to 103

    Premium Times, 19 February 2020

    Since the onset of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, no fewer than 103 people have lost their lives to the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. Read more »

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