Hepatitis E Plagues Nigeria’s Borno State

HealthTimes Reporter While the humanitarian situation has improved to some extent in several locations in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, it is disturbing that hundreds of people in the Ngala camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) have been infected with Hepatitis E due to poor living conditions and flooding, MSF has said. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through the camp with 400 cases reported and four pregnant women dying in the past two months. “The situation in Ngala is very worrying,” says Nicoletta Bellio, Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s medical…

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