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Kogi Teen Dies from Lassa Fever

A teenager in Kogi, Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever, is dead. A brother of the deceased, Asipita Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where

Nigeria declared Ebola free

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer brought the disease there in July. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa,

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