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NCDC Reports 185 Deaths from Lassa Fever in 2020


Nigeria has recorded one more deaths from the Lassa fever outbreak, raising the total death in 2020 to 185 this year.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Thursday in its latest situation report.

It said 19 new cases were also recorded, shooting the total number of those infected up to 951 across at least 27 states.

Lassa fever is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. Its symptoms include high fever, soar throat, nausea, fever and general weakness.

The disease has been endemic in Nigeria, as there is often an outbreak every year. This time, Nigeria is battling it alongside a new disease: the coronavirus.

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