Stella Dimoko Edo Confirms Two Cases Of Lassa Fever


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Edo Confirms Two Cases Of Lassa Fever

Yerumoh made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area.

He disclosed that the patients were quickly admitted in the Surveillance Unit of the local government health care centre, when health personnel noticed that they displayed symptoms of Lassa fever.

“The patients were brought to the surveillance unit of the local government and their blood samples were positive.

“And in conjunction with the Institute of Lassa Fever Control at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, we quickly moved them to Irrua and we were able to contain the spread of the disease,’’ he said.

Yerumoh said the patients were currently responding to treatment at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital.

Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.

The virus is commonly transmitted by rats with symptoms including fever, weakness, headaches, vomiting, muscle pains, bleeding, and multi-organ involvement.

from dailytrust


  1. Edo and lassa fever are like 5&6.

    Aba festival is coming up, we need to turn up. Lassa leave Igarra with immediate effect.

    God save your children

    1. Yes o...Aba festival is coming. Turn down for what?
      Lafresh are u from my beloved igarra?

    2. I'm not from Igarra. I schooled there and most of my friends are from there.

      My friend's dad is part of the celebrant.

      I'm Edo though


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