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Lassa Fever in Nigeria -5 Quick Facts

There’s increasing concern in Nigeria about the spread of Lassa fever. The latest outbreak has killed at least 72 people and the disease has spread to 17 of the country’s 36 states. Here are some quick facts you should know about the virus. What is lassa fever? it is a virus similar

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: What is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed for calm amid a rising death toll. Since January, Guinea health authorities have reported more than 150 suspected cases and nearly 80 deaths, scattered far across