UK experts scrambled to fight Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak


A team of UK experts is being sent to Nigeria to help the country contain the biggest outbreak of Lassa fever in recent years.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,  90 people are suspected to have died from the virus in the last eight weeks alone, with a further 1,081 suspected cases. The disease, which is spread by rats, causes a high fever and in severe cases, bleeding from the mouth and nose.

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Source: The Telegraph