Lassa fever outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria


At least 29 killed and 195 cases of the disease confirmed in the latest outbreak to hit the country, government says.

Nigerian authorities have announced increased emergency measures to contain the latest outbreak of Lassa fever in the West African country, following the death of 29 people this month from the viral disease.

“As at 24th of January 2020, 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths had been reported in 11 states,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a statement on Saturday.

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Source: Al Jazeera