WHO, UNICEF Working With Benin Government To Respond To Lassa Fever Outbreak
U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies mobilize to support government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever
“After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced [Friday]. To date, 25 suspected cases among which 12 deaths have been identified. Among the deceased, four cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed as positive…” (2/5).