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Lassa fever kills 10 in Nigeria

Lassa fever kills 10 in Nigeria

Abuja, Feb 19 (UNI) Lassa fever has killed at least 10 people in Nigeria's southeastern state of Ebonyi since the beginning of the year, health authorities said Sunday.
The outbreak has prompted urgent collaborative efforts by the government and relevant partners to stem the spread of the highly infectious disease, Sampson Orogwu, a disease surveillance officer at the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health, said in a statement.
Orogwu said the dead victims include a pregnant woman and two children. "At least 25 people were infected, including two healthcare workers... From Jan 4 to Feb 16."

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