Lassa Fever Patient Escapes From A Hospital In Ebonyi

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Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole Tuesday announced
the escape of a Lassa fever patient in Ebonyi state. The patient, whose
identity was not made public, it was learnt escaped from the health facility
where he was receiving treatment.

The minister made the disclosure during the emergency
meeting of National Council on Health in Abuja, saying he just received a text
that a Lassa fever patient had escaped from a health facility in Ebonyi while
undergoing treatment.
He urged relevant agency and the state government to do
everything possible to trace the patient and those who might have had contact
with him.
The minister also inaugurated the 15 member Lassa fever
eradication committee, to address the outbreak of the disease and other
communicable disease in the country.

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