Central state Nigeria records 4 deaths of Lassa fever

After having killed 4 people in the central state of Kogi, Lassa fever hit Nigeria again with nine newly confirmed cases, according to a statement by the country's government.

The recent confirmed cases of Lassa fever, which is a disease caused by rodents, erupted in the country before a month, said State epidemiologist Austin Ojotule in a report released in Lokoja, capital of the state.

The official figures showed that the country included a total of 31 suspected cases and 177 contacts by Saturday.

According to data released on Thursday by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the acute viral hemorrhagic fever which is spreading hysterically in the most populous African country, has so far killed 47 people and infected 365 others. Menafn

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