International Society for Infectious Diseases
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Accessed On: 07 November, 2016
Nigeria is facing a growing outbreak of a deadly virus similar [clinically] to Ebola -Lassa fever is carried by rats and has led to the death of 101 people -Officials have distributed large quantities of drugs, including Ribavirin tablets and hand sanitizer Nigeria is facing a growing outbreak of a deadly virus similar [clinically, but not taxonomically] to Ebola which has already killed 101 people since August . Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) statistics show that reported cases of the haemorrhagic disease known as Lassa fever stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August. As of today, 19 (including Abuja) states are currently following up contacts, or have suspected cases with laboratory results pending or laboratory confirmed cases, the NCDC said in a statement.