NCDC says Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll reaches 176

Nigeria’s death toll from the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak has risen to 176, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown.

Nigeria is now battling two deadly diseases: Lassa fever and COVID-19, which has infected 65 people and caused one death.

While COVID-19 is a new global disease with less epidemiological information, Lassa fever has become endemic in Nigeria and the country has battled it annually for the past 50 years.

The NCDC, on Thursday, said since the onset of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak, the country has recorded 932 confirmed cases and 176 deaths.

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