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Nigeria Reports 86 Suspected Lassa Fever Cases, Including 40 Deaths

Agence France-Presse: Suspected Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria ‘kills 40’
“Forty people have died in Nigeria in a suspected outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states across the country, Health Minister Isaac Adewole said Friday. … The minister said that so far, laboratory tests have confirmed that 22 of the 86 suspected cases were Lassa fever and results were expected on the remainder…” (1/8).

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