SE­VERE OUT­BREAK OF LASSA FEVER KILLS 101 PEO­PLE IN NIGE­RIA

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

At least 101 peo­ple have been killed by the largest out­break of Lassa fever in Nige­ria, hu­man­i­tar­ian aid or­ga­ni­za­tion Medecins Sans Fron­tieres (MSF) said yes­ter­day. More than 400 peo­ple have been in­fected with the dan­ger­ous virus since the out­break be­gan in Jan­uary and spread across 18 states in the West African na­tion, MSF said in a state­ment. Most af­fected are the states of Bauchi in the north-east, Ebonyi in the south-east and Ondo in the south-west, ac­cord­ing to MSF. Among the in­fected and killed are also health work­ers who treated pa­tients, said MSF.

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