Lassa fever takes off in the New Year in Nigeria

A YEAR-on-year increase in Lassa fever infections over one 7-day period this month saw more than 220 suspected cases and two deaths recorded across 10 states, and this followed a late spike in cases in December 2021. While 17 states recorded Lassa fever cases last year, 83 percent of all infections were from Edo, Ondo and Bauchi. Read more

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