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Lassa fever kills doctor and one other in Benue

Two people, one of them a medical doctor identified as Samuel Nyityo, have died of Lassa fever in Benue State. The other person is said to be in a stable condition. The medical doctor, who was working with the World Health Organisation, was diagnosed with Lassa fever and was rushed …

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Video: How to Prevent Lassa Fever, Symptoms

Transmission of Lassa virus to humans occurs most commonly through ingestion or inhalation. Mastomys rodents shed the virus in urine and droppings and direct contact with these materials, through touching soiled objects, eating contaminated food, or exposure to open cuts or sores, can lead to infection.

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