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Update: Lassa Fever in Nigeria, 2018

Update: Lassa Fever in Nigeria, 2018

In 2018, Nigeria experienced an unusually large Lassa fever outbreak. This post revisits the outbreak and discusses the use of metagenomic sequencing to aid in its response.

Lassa Fever - An Update

Lassa Fever - An Update

This week the Outbreak Observatory team provide an update on the Lassa Fever outbreak occurring in Nigeria.

Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Nigeria has been battling a Lassa fever outbreak since late 2016, but a recent increase in incidence, more than 600 cases since the beginning of 2018, is raising concerns that the outbreak could be worse than 2017.