Lassa Fever No case of outbreak in South Africa yet

Reports say no case of Lassa fever has been recorded in South Africa.

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No case of outbreak in South Africa yet play

No case of outbreak in South Africa yet

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Reports say no case of Lassa fever has been recorded in South Africa.

World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that the most affected states in Nigeria are Bauchi, Edo, Oyo and Taraba and that over 100 persons have died from the outbreak since August 2015.

Read: Death toll rises to 58

Lucille Blumberg, Deputy Director of the National Institute for communicable diseases (NICD) said there have also been cases of the virus in Burkina Faso.

These are not common areas that tourists generally visit. It is important, however, for people to be aware,” she said.

Unconfirmed case of Lassa fever in Zamfara state.

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