Sunday, 24 January 2016

#LassaFever: Another Lassa patient dies in Delta

Another patient suffering from the dreaded Lassa fever disease has died at the emergency ward of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, Delta State capital. Last week, a female patient had brought in the disease into Asaba from neighbouring Anambra State. She was the first victim to die in Delta State following the recent outbreak of the disease across the country. Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah had in the wake of the first incident said other samples taking to the laboratory at Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State tested negative to Lassa fever.
Ukah said 22 persons who were suspected to have had contact with the deceased woman from Anambra State, were placed under close surveillance. But it could not be ascertained if the latest death was one of the 22 persons earlier quarantined.

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