Saturday, May 12, 2018

WHO Records Lassa Fever Retreat In Nigeria

11:16:00 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said Nigeria is no longer at the "critical phase" in dealing with the Lassa fever outbreak.

The organisation said in a statement that only a handful of cases had been recorded in the past six weeks.

A total of 423 confirmed cases including 106 deaths have been recorded so far this year.

Director of emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Socé Fall, congratulated Nigeria but added, "we cannot let our foot off the pedal. We must use the lessons learnt to better prepare at risk countries in our region to conduct rapid detection and response.

Lassa fever is a viral infection, primarily transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine, faeces, or blood.

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