Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 117 people have so far died since the outbreak of lassa fever disease this year, while five more deaths and 15 new cases were confirmed between March 18 and March 24. This is coming as the economic loss to the country arising from malaria disease amounts to N132 billion annually. Malaria, a key public health problem in Nigeria accounts for 60 per cent disease burden reported at public health facilities. In its latest update on the disease, the NCDC said since the outbreak of lassa fever in 2019, 117 deaths were recorded in 21 states notably Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Plateau, Taraba, FCT, Adamawa and Gombe. Other states include Kaduna, Kwara, Benue, Rivers, Kogi, Enugu, Imo, Delta, Oyo, Kebbi and Cross River. Lassa Fever Killed 117 in Three Months - THISDAYLIVE They need those sticky things to catch the rats.