Lassa fever also makes victims in Liberia

Lassa fever also makes victims in Liberia

World March 9, 2018 16:06

monrovia - After Nigeria, Liberia has also been startled by an outbreak of welding fever. Twelve people have died because of the dreaded virus infection. That's what the Liberian Health Service chief announced on the state radio Friday. So far, 28 cases of infection have been reported.

In Nigeria, at least 64 fatalities have been reported. Other sources speak of 73 deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is certain that up to the end of February 317 people have contracted the disease. She fears expansion.

Lassa, named after the Nigerian place of the same name, belongs among other things with ebola and dengue to the types of fever that accompany bleeding.

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