Chaos in Asaba as 2 reportedly die of disease

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has also warned that the current Lassa fever outbreak could kill 1000 Nigerians if not urgently checked.

 

The fear of Lassa Fever seems to be the beginning of wisdom these days.

Punch reports that patients and medical personnel in Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, took to their heels when they discovered that two patients allegedly died as a result of the deadly disease, that has taken over 60 lives so far.

Reports say the Delta state Health Commissioner, Dr. Nicholas Azinge could not confirm the incident.

Azinge said “I know some persons have died, I cannot speak further on that because the Federal Ministry of Health is already doing something to sensitise the people and we in Delta State are also sensitising our people.”

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has also warned that the current Lassa fever outbreak could kill 1000 Nigerians if not urgently checked.

He also said the Federal Government will eradicate Lassa fever from Nigeria by April 2016.

Meanwhile, a male patient who tested positive to the disease has reportedly escaped a Hospital in Ebonyi state.

In Lagos state recently, Prof. Christopher Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, said that all the general hospitals in the state had already been sensitised and prepared for the treatment of any Lassa fever patient.

Also, the National President of Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has commenced sensitization of Fulani Communities in Northern Nigeria.

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