Niger de­clares hep­ati­tis E epi­demic:

The Washington Post - - THE WORLD -

Niger has de­clared an epi­demic of hep­ati­tis E in the Diffa re­gion, where 25 peo­ple have died and 86 cases have been recorded this month. Pub­lic Health Min­is­ter Idi Il­las­sou Mainas­sara said Thurs­day that au­thor­i­ties have blocked roads lead­ing into the af­fected area and are help­ing the sick and that the sit­u­a­tion is un­der con­trol. The Diffa re­gion has hosted thou­sands of peo­ple dis­placed by the Nige­ria-based Boko Haram ex­trem­ists.

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