Via La Nouvelle Tribune: Outbreak of Lassa: Already registered deaths in Benin. Benin is small country of 10 million just west of Nigeria and not far from Lagos. The Google translation, edited:
Declared officially present in Benin only a few days ago, Lassa haemorrhagic fever virus already saddens families. According to an interim report presented by the Minister of Health, Pascal Dossou Togbé, during a press conference he co-hosted with the representative of WHO resident, haemorrhagic fever Lassa virus has already bereaved nine ( 09) families.
To believe the Minister of Health, nine (09) people are already sadly passed from life to death out of a total of twenty (20) cases recorded. The nine (09) deaths, according to Benin health authorities, were recorded in the departments of Borgou (07) and Hills (2). Of these deaths, one (01) case was confirmed and eight (08) are probable.
Health workers not spared
Also according to provisional figures released by the health authorities, Lassa haemorrhagic fever virus resurfaced in Benin after a first outbreak was quickly contained, several months ago. Health workers are not spared. As of January 29, 2016, five (05) cases of which one (01) and confirmed four (04) suspects were recorded among health personnel.