Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Kills 21 in Western Niger
|09/21/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Health workers in western Niger are racing to contain an outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 21 people over the past month, an aid agency said Wednesday.
The highly contagious disease, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes or close contact with contaminated animals, has infected 52 people in Niger’s western region of Tahoua since late August, the country’s health ministry said.
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) and Niger’s health authorities have opened an emergency treatment center in the region’s hardest-hit district of Tchintabaraden to look after the infected and stop the disease from spreading.
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