Tuesday, January 19, 2016
BREAKING: Deadly Lassa Fever Enters Delta
Delta state has recorded it first case of Lass fever this is according to the information from the state Ministry of Health.
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Delta state has recorded it first case of Lassa fever
The first case of the virus was disclosure by the spokesman of the ministry, Chruchill Oyewo on Monday, January 18, to reporters
in Asaba, the state capital.
He said that the index case occurred after a 65-year-old woman from Anambra state was admitted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asaba, The Nation reports.
The ministry’s spokesman stated further that woman was referred to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) when her conditions became worsened.
It was leant that the case was later confirmed at Lassa fever at the Virology Laboratory, Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo state.
The ministry said that following the discovery, the state Rapid Response Team immediately placed 22 persons who had contact with the woman on surveillance.
It added that five other samples had been sent for laboratory investigation, adding that the ministry had informed the Federal Ministry of Health on the development.
Also, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has provided the necessary logistics to enhance contact tracing and control measures.
It advised residents to maintain high level of personal and environmental hygiene as well as keep their food and water away from rats and rodents.
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