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Fresh Case of Lassa Recorded in Delta State

22 August 2016 National

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge on Monday confirmed a fresh case of Lassa Fever in Asaba, the state capital of Delta State.

He said this latest case led to the death of a medical doctor who resided and owned 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.


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