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Nigeria Issues Lassa Fever Alert As Death Toll Hits 102

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has issued a new warning about Lassa fever cases, which have risen to 4,632 with 102 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

In its most recent advisory in Abuja, the Centre warned Nigerians of the possibility of Lassa fever, which can cause malaria-like symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, general body weakness, and cough.

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The NCDC stated that it had sent letters to states outlining the dangers of Lassa fever and the symptoms to look out for.

Since the disease’s last outbreak in 2016, the NCDC has noted an increase in the number of recurring cases.

The Centre reported 796 cases in 2019, with 1,165 cases confirmed during the peak of the pandemic in 2020.

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