Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lassa...What a Bummer

Endemic to Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, the Lassa virus continues to wreak havoc in Nigeria. It has been estimated that Lassa Virus has been claiming an average of 5,000 lives per year since the first outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria in the 1980s. Unfortunately, the government does not appear to be doing their best in terms of containing the disease and cutting down on the number of bleeding victims. To check out more of this depressing story:


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