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Author Topic: Lassa Fever - Nigeria - 85 dead so far in 2024  (Read 73 times)

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Lassa Fever - Nigeria - 85 dead so far in 2024
« on: March 02, 2024, 01:04:48 pm »
SUMMARY - The country of Nigeria is experiencing an outbreak of Lassa fever. There have been 2,629 people so far this year with 85 deaths. Lassa fever is caused by the Lassa virus and it is spread through mice. There is presently no vaccine and the mortality rate for this virus is 1%. Severe symptoms include bleeding from the eyes and/or gums, low blood pressure and vomiting.

LINK - https://metro.co.uk/2024/03/01/outbreak-deadly-rat-virus-causes-bleeding-eyes-kills-85-20377963/

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