Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead

The World Health Organization says as many as 450 people may have been infected with Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than five weeks.In a statement Tuesday, WHO says 43 suspected deaths from the viral hemorrhagic fever were reported between Jan. 1 and Feb. 4 and 37 of them have been confirmed.Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Representative to the West African nation, calls it an "unusually high num...