MAIDUGURI, Nigeria

In Nigeria, at least 24 people have been killed in five states since the recent Lassa fever outbreak at the beginning of new year, according to officials. 

Over 100 patients have also been quarantined in designated treatment centers across the country after infected with the disease caused by a virus from rodent urine.

On Friday, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a statement on its website that the highest casualties were recorded in southwestern Ondo state with 16 deaths. There are also 84 cases reported.

In northeast Borno State, four cases were recorded and one

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