158 people died from Lassa fever in Nigeria in the first half of this year

Whereas the world has been battling the coranavirus pandemic for the previous 2.5 years, now it’s going through new viruses…

After the Monkeypox virus seen in Europe, the Lassa fever epidemic, which has now emerged in Africa, continues to threaten the world.

In a written assertion from the Nigerian Middle for Illness Management (NCDC), it was acknowledged that the epidemic has unfold in 24 states, in addition to the capital Abuja, since January.

158 people died

Throughout this interval, it was acknowledged that 782 circumstances of Lassa fever have been detected, and 158 people died from the epidemic.

Increased incidence in girls

In the assertion, it was acknowledged that the majority of those that acquired the virus have been 21-30 years previous and girls.

The Nigerian authorities introduced that 3 medicine have been decided for the therapy of the epidemic.

102 people died final year

Final year, 674 circumstances have been detected and 102 people died in the Lassa fever epidemic, which elevated in November and Might, when the dry interval is skilled each year.

Lassa fever, which is seen in many African nations equivalent to Mali, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, was first encountered in Nigeria in 1969 in Borno state in the northeast of the nation.

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Transmitted by contact with mouse feces

The illness, which is transmitted by contact with mouse feces, can move from individual to individual and causes deadly hemorrhagic fever.

Based on the information of AA, the authorities warn the public to watch out about hygiene and to not come into contact with mice and different rodents.

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