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AFP
January 27, 2020

Lassa fever kills 29 in Nigeria

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AFP
January 27, 2020

LAGOS: Nigerian health authorities have announced stepped-up emergency measures to tackle a rise in Lassa fever cases after 29 people died this month. "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 Saturday. A national emergency operations centre had been activated to coordinate the response "to the increasing number of Lassa fever cases" across the country. Endemic to Nigeria, Lassa fever belongs to the same family.

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