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Nigeria says “unprecedented” Lassa fever outbreak killed 110 this year

7 March 2018, 5:39 PM

An outbreak of Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an “unprecedented” outbreak that has hit half of the states in Africa’s most populous nation, its disease control agency said on Wednesday. It is mainly transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with […]

Ghana records first death from Lassa fever in 2018

1 March 2018, 9:06 PM

Ghana has recorded its first Lassa fever death in 2018. The death was recorded at the General Hospital in the port city of Tema, 38 km east of the national capital, a senior official of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed on Thursday. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the GHS, said all the frontline staff at […]

Record highs in Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak: WHO

28 February 2018, 3:51 PM

Nigeria is suffering its worst outbreak of Lassa fever, the WHO said on Wednesday, as local health officials said 72 people had died since the start of 2018.



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