Nigeria Lassa Fever Outbreak Kills More Than 100

More than 100 people have been killed by Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, as West Africa battles to contain a flare-up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) statistics released on Saturday show that reported cases of the acute haemorrhagic disease - both confirmed and suspected - stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August.