Nigeria’s death toll from Lassa fever rises to 40.

Written by on February 6, 2022

Nigeria’s death toll from Lassa fever has risen to 40 after more infected patients lost the battle to the disease.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest situation report on the management of the outbreak of the disease in the country.

According to the agency, data from the report indicate that six new deaths were recorded in Week 4 covering January 24 to January 30.

The agency added that 229 suspected cases were reported from 16 local government areas across five states last week, but only 42 of them were confirmed.

Amen J Kantiyok

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