Another Lassa Patient Dies In Delta State

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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