Category: Lassa Fever

Nigeria: Death toll from Lassa fever outbreak jumps to 70

Authorities say number of suspected cases increased from more than 700 to 1,708 as Nigeria grapples with epidemic. The death toll in Nigeria from an outbreak of Lassa fever has risen to 70 as confirmed cases shot up, according to authorities. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigerian agency responsible for the management […] Read More

Lassa Fever Outbreak Kills 41 in Less Than a Week in Nigeria

Nigeria is being hit by an outbreak of lassa fever since the beginning of the month. Within a week, more than 200 confirmed cases and 41 deaths have been reported across 11 states in the West African country. While the new coronavirus epidemic storms the world, Nigerian authorities are facing an outbreak of Lassa fever, with […] Read More