Lassa fever: 41 people killed in 19 states – Minister of Health

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According to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, 41 Nigerians have been killed by Lassa fever, in 19 states since the beginning of this year.

The Minister disclosed this on Tuesday during a press briefing at the ministry’s secretariat in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Adding that there were at least 258 confirmed cases recorded across 19 states in the country, he he revealed that at least two health professionals were among the 41 deaths recorded.

Osagie Ehanire urged Nigerians in various parts of the country to practice good hygiene and protect their foods from rat contamination.

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