Deaths from Lassa fever outbreak nationwide exceeds 100

Lassa fever claims two more lives in Imo

Death toll from the outbreak of Lassa fever has jumped to 110 across the country since January this year.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its latest report, estimates the number of reported cases this year at 1, 121 from 18 states.

Last week, World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern over the size of the outbreak of the disease with 317 laboratory confirmed cases and 72 deaths.

Health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, speaking on the outbreak, said his ministry will soon take delivery of vaccine to treat victims of the deadly disease.

Last year, the disease killed more than 100 people in 14 states.

The name of the disease is taken from Lassa, a town in northern Nigeria, where it was discovered in 1969.

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