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Nigeria confirms 80 deaths from diphtheria outbreak

Health authorities in Nigeria have confirmed an outbreak of diphtheria following the death of a four-year-old in the capital, Abuja. Nigeria has recorded almost 800 confirmed cases of diphtheria since last year, officials have said with at least 80 deaths. The highly contagious infection can cause breathing difficulties and heart problems and particularly fatal. Diphtheria, a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease spreads… Read More