Pasha 8: Nigeria’s struggle with Lassa fever

Nigeria made tremendous strides in tackling the Ebola outbreak a few years ago. But since then the country has been battling with diseases like Lassa fever.

Our guest this week, Oyewale Tomori, a retired professor and fellow at the Nigerian Academy of Science, looks at what are the reasons for this.

In our latest episode of Pasha, he discusses some solutions in dealing with a disease that’s claimed hundreds of lives.


Read more: Why Nigeria is battling to control disease outbreaks like Lassa fever


Photo: Blood sample positive with Lassa virus test. By Jarun Ontakrai. Shutterstock

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