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Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 14 in southern Nigeria

Abuja, Feb 22 (UNI) The death toll from Lassa fever in Nigeria's southern state of Ebonyi has risen from 10 to 14 since the beginning of the year, public health authorities said on Wednesday.
The 14 deaths were among 29 cases confirmed so far from the outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic fever recorded as of Tuesday, Hyacinth Ebenyi, the director of public health in Ebonyi, told reporters in the state capital of Abakaliki.
At least 110 suspected cases of the disease have been recorded in Ebonyi since the beginning of the year, Ebenyi said, noting that "there has been an increase in the cases of Lassa fever, and it is endemic in the state."
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