Disease

Lassa Fever – Benin

On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of Lassa fever.

The outbreak was initially detected on 21 January following reports of unexplained fever within a cluster of health workers from the district of Tchaourou, Borgou department. On 3 January, these health workers provided care to a patient suffering from haemorrhagic fever.

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