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How “Lassa” a small Nigerian town was stigmatized by having a killer virus named after it

Editor’s Note: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has just announced a new outbreak of Lassa Fever among health care workers in Ebonyi State and Nasarawa State. As our “disease detectives” work to investigate the case, we thought that this provides a great opportunity to publish a story that we stumbled on recently. We could […]

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Reported Cluster of Lassa Fever Among Health Care Workers in Ebonyi State

On Sunday the 14th of January 2018, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of four cases of Lassa fever among health care workers in Ebonyi State. Three of the four cases have subsequently passed away. The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, immediately requested that NCDC provides support to the Government […]

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Lassa Fever: NCDC advices on preparedness by hospitals and healthcare workers

  The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) calls the attention of Nigerians to an increasing number of Lassa fever cases, and advices increased focus on prevention and preparedness. In the last quarter of 2016, the NCDC commenced the implementation of its Lassa Fever preparedness plan ahead of the current dry season to strengthen nationwide […]