Lassa fever’s intensification in Nigeria

The Feb 9 WHO weekly bulletin summarised the troubling Lassa virus situation as cases continue to increase in an ‘unprecedented manner’ and four states with no history of cases are now affected (Kano, Federal Capital Territory, Kebbi and Anambra); the peak season continues until April. Three states have recorded over three-quarters of Lassa virus cases – Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi. Of note, the outbreaks in Liberia and Sierra Leone are not linked to those in Nigeria. Read more.

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Affected Countries