8 Killed In Fresh Lassa Fever Outbreak In Edo

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Lassa fever
Lassa rats

No fewer than eight persons have reportedly died in Edo state, following a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

This was disclosed by Musa Ebomhiana, chief press secretary to Philip Shauibu, Edo deputy governor.

Ebomhiana said the state has recorded 175 cases in the current outbreak, adding that the affected areas in Edo are Esan West, Esan Central, Esan north-east, Esan south-east, Igueben, and Etsako west.

“A total of 175 cases of Lassa Fever had been recorded in the state with eight persons dead since the current outbreak of the epidemic,” NAN quoted the deputy governor’s aide as saying in the statement.

“This is the highest the state has recorded in the history since the first outbreak in the state.

Read Also: We Are Working Hard To Avoid Spread Of Lassa Fever: Governors

“An ambulance has been dedicated strictly for the use of Lassa Fever cases in the state to help facilitate the curbing of the disease.

“The affected local government are, Esan West, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East, Igueben, and Etsako West.”

Health officials in the state have been directed to be proactive in handling such cases in the state.

Three people have also lost their lives to the disease in Kano where 292 people were placed on watch list.

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