Nigerian health officials are battling a Lassa fever outbreak in early 2020 where more than 250 confirmed cases and 40 deaths have been reported.

Country and global officials say an annual upsurge in the number of reported Lassa fever cases is a usual occurrence at this time of the season in Nigeria, but does that have to be?

I look at an article by a Nigerian environmental journalist who has some harsh words concerning this issue.

What are your thoughts?