RAT’S WORST NIGHTMARE  A vendor sells rat poison in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano, as a recent outbreak of rodent-borne Lassa fever has killed at least 76 people and caused fear among the population. AFP PHOTO
RAT’S WORST NIGHTMARE
A vendor sells rat poison in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano, as a recent outbreak of rodent-borne Lassa fever has killed at least 76 people and caused fear among the population. AFP PHOTO

KANO, Nigeria: Sales of rat poison have taken off in Nigeria following an outbreak of Lassa fever that has left at least 76 people dead and sparked fears of contagion across the country.

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