BEWARE: 7 Lassa Fever Facts You Must Know

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At least 43 people have been killed in 10 states across Nigeria by deadly Ebola-like disease, Lassa Fever.

Lassa Fever also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.

The virus was first reported in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria.

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Lassa fever is a member of the Arenaviridae virus family. Similar to ebola, clinical cases of the disease had been known for over a decade, but had not been connected with a viral pathogen.

It was said that there is even the ongoing outbreak of this viral illness has affected no less than 150 people in ten states of Nigeria namely Taraba, Kano, Rivers, Bauchi, Oyo, Niger and Nasarawa, among others.

The Plateau state Government has called for support from stakeholders in its effort to eradicate Lassa fever in the state.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole also revealed that the disease has been recorded in 10 states across Nigeria.

On Thursday, another death was recorded in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Here are 7 symptoms of Lassa fever, according to wikipedia.

1. Nausea
2. Vomiting (bloody)
3. Diarrhea (bloody)
4. Stomach ache
5. Cough
6. Chest pain
7. Constipation

SEE ALSO: Lassa Fever: Health Workers Go After Rats In Lagos Markets

 

 

 

 


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