Delta records new case of Lassa Fever

Posted by News Express | 22 August 2016 | 2,058 times

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Delta State has recorded a fresh case of Lassa Fever in Asaba, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge on Monday confirmed the case and the death of a medical doctor who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba.
He stated that the doctor died three hours after admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, after a blood sample earlier collected was confirmed to be positive.
The wife of the doctor is said to have tested negative and 32 others the doctor had contact with, have been quarantined.
Meanwhile the hospitals the late doctor visited have been disinfected. (Channels TV)
•Photo shows Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

Source: News Express

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