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Lassa fever in Nigeria – 8 things you need to know

“Since the beginning of 2018, Nigeria has recorded 16 deaths from 61 confirmed cases of Lassa fever across the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as at January 21, ten out of the 61 confirmed cases were health care workers from four states Ebonyi- 7 , Nasarawa

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

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

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