Lassa Fever Killed 37 Nigerians In 35 Days, Says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO), has said as many as 450 people may have been infected with Lassa Fever in Nigeria in less than five wees.
In a statement on Tuesday, WHO stated that 43 suspected deaths from the viral haemorrhagic fever were reported between January 1 and February 4 and 37 of them had been confirmed.
WHO Representative to Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, called it an “unusually high number of cases for this time of the year.”
The disease starts as a fever with body aches and can progress to patients bleeding from the nose or mouth. As it stands, there is no vaccine for the dreaded disease.