Lassa fever Disease claims one life, 5 hospitalised in Edo

The Imo State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Hyacinth Emele also said a mother and her baby might have contracted the disease.

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The Commissioner for Health in Edo state, Dr. Eregie Aihanuwa, announced to newsmen, during a press conference, that one person died as a result of the Lassa fever infection.

Aihanuwa, also said that five people have been hospitalised after they showed symptoms of the disease.

She said “Among the six cases, one is from Plateau State while the remaining five cases are from Edo.

“Among the five cases from Edo, four are from the Estako West Local Government Area of the state while the last case is from the Uhumwonde LGA in the state.”

Adding that “All cases of Lassa fever are treated in isolation wards in specialised centres such as the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control at the Irrua Specialist Hospital.

“We are putting measures in place to stop the further spread of this current outbreak.”

Punch Newspapers also reports that the disease might have spread to Imo state.

Confirming the report, the Imo State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Hyacinth Emele said a mother and her baby might have contracted the disease.

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