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UNICEF, WHO Scale Up Response To Lassa Fever Outbreak In Benin

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies boost efforts to prevent further spread of Lassa fever in Benin
“Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease. To date, there have been four confirmed and 52 suspected cases of the disease in Benin, resulting in 17 deaths — two of them health workers…” (2/11).

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