In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Lassa fever has killed at least 188 Nigerians this year, with experts saying the disease has wreaked havoc since its discovery in the country 51 years ago.
Health officials have, therefore, called for a corresponding attention to end the Lassa fever, emphasising that it is equally a deadly disease that has taken a toll on the citizens and medical practitioners over the years.
It was gathered that from January this year to the first week of April, 963 people have fallen ill with the disease across 27 states of the country.
Lassa fever has also killed 56 people from the last week of February when the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria. (Text and photo courtesy Daily Trust)