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Lassa fever kills 100 in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) statistics showed that reported cases of the hemorrhagic disease, confirmed and suspected, stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August.

The agency in a statement yesterday said, ”As at today, 19 (including Abuja) states are currently following up contacts or have suspected cases with laboratory results pending or laboratory confirmed cases.”

Deaths were recorded in Abuja, Lagos and 14 other states.

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