Lassa Fever: Over 30 People Dead In Nigeria

Over 30 people have died of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, reports Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Consumer Surveillance Agency).
“The health care minister of Nigeria declared at the session of the national council for emergency medicine in Nigeria that Lassa fever has affected 15 out of 36 states, 108 people got infected and 31 have died,” the message reports.
The agency calls people to take into account the epidemiological situation while planning the trip to the state.
Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. It is transmitted to humans from contacts with food or household items contaminated with rodent excreta. The disease is endemic in the rodent population in parts of West Africa.


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