New Epidemic!: New disease spread in this country amid Corona, 155 people have died

Lassa Fever

Highlights

  • After Corona, new diseases have engulfed many countries.
  • So far 155 people have died due to the new disease in this country of Africa.
  • Symptoms of this new disease appear between one to three weeks

New Epidemic!: After Corona, new diseases have knocked in many countries of the world. The havoc of Corona was not even over yet that a disease like monkeypox came. Now after monkeypox, another new disease has taken birth in this country. Let us inform that 155 people have died due to this disease so far. The disease causes viral fever and is transmitted by rats. A person becomes infected with this disease by coming in contact with food or household items contaminated with the excreta of rats. The disease is widespread in parts of West Africa.

Let us now tell you about this new disease – Actually, this disease is spread in the country of Nigeria and the name of this disease is Lassa fever. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, the death toll from the disease in the country has so far reached 155. Right now this country was still battling the havoc of monkeypox that now another disease has increased its problems. The public health agency said there had been 782 confirmed cases of the disease since the beginning of this year, with 4,939 suspected cases, Xinhua news agency reported. At least one case has been reported in 24 states. This year, 68 percent of cases of the disease have been reported in three provinces Ondo, Edo and Bauchi. According to the World Health Organization, Lassa fever is a rapidly spreading viral hemorrhagic disease. Lassa is related to Arenavirus.

What are the symptoms of Lassa fever?

This virus is spread by rats. A person becomes infected with this disease by coming in contact with food or household items contaminated with the excreta of rats. The disease is widespread in parts of West Africa. The symptoms of Lassa fever are similar to those of malaria. These symptoms appear between one and three weeks after exposure to the virus. There are complaints like fever, fatigue, weakness and headache.