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Lassa fever hits Lagos as Nigeria deaths top 100

Lagos: An outbreak of Lassa in Nigeria has killed 103 people this year, health authorities said, as the first confirmed case was reported in the economic hub Lagos.
“Cumulatively from week 1 to week 07, 2020, 103 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate of 17.6%,” said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest statistics on the virus released on Wednesday.
The overall number of confirmed cases rose by 115 last week to a total of 586 across the country. (AFP)

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