Delta State Records New Case Of Lassa Fever

Channels Television  
Updated August 22, 2016

Lassa feverDelta 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.