Lassa fever death toll in Nigeria hits 86-Xinhua

ABUJA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — The death toll of Lassa fever in Nigeria this year has risen to 86 amid government measures to reduce infections, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.

The disease control agency said in a statement that 21 additional deaths and 91 new infections were recorded in the country on Feb. 14-21.

The case fatality rate in the country so far this…

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