Lassa Fever Kills 53-Year-Old Woman In A’Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, has said that a 53-year-old woman has died of Lassa fever in the state.

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Ukpong who said this during the inauguration of a taskforce on the eradication of Lassa fever in Akwa Ibom in Uyo on Monday, said the state had so far recorded three suspected cases.

He added that one of the suspected victims absconded while the third case happened to be a patient that was receiving treatment for HIV.

Source: The Punch

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