SEVERE OUTBREAK OF LASSA FEVER KILLS 101 PEOPLE IN NIGERIA
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.