Nigeria confirmed Thursday that at least 143 people were killed this year by Lassa, an endemic disease in more West African countries.
The use of data collected from January to November, reported the Nigerian Nuclear Control Center (NCDC) reported in this period of 3,016 suspected cases.
Of these allegations, 559 cases were confirmed by Lassa-Fever, and still 17 are considered to be "probable" cases, while 2,440 maps were negative.
This acute haemorrhagic bicycle, of a viral nature, is reported in 22 states and 90 administrative regions, the first case was established on January 1.
Chimeie Anueyiagu, a spokesperson for NCDC, told reporters in Abuja that the confirmed deadline for Lassafevering is now 22.6 percent.
He said a project was being treated to preserve current protocols and develop a five-year strategy for the implementation of Lassa-Fiji in Nigeria.
NCDC is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to try to determine if the virus can be transmitted through other animals.
Other West African countries such as Ghana, Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone have also reported this year by Lassa-reported it.