Nigerians had been thrown into serious panic following the return of Lassa Fever to major cities of the country.
The federal government has confirmed 14 recent infections of Lassa Fever virus, as a patient was also said to have escaped from a hospital in Edo state while being treated for the virus, a situation which sent panic around the hospital premises.
Below are photos of the rat that is guilty of spreading the deadly disease:
The multimammate mouse that spreads Lassa Fever. Photo: Wikimedia