Enugu Records Fourth Case of Lassa Fever

The Enugu State Government has confirmed the fourth case of Lassa fever in the state.

Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Tuesday.

Agujiobi, however, said the patient was undergoing intensive medical care in an undisclosed health facility in the state.

“Yes, we have officially confirmed the fourth case of suspected Lassa fever in the state.

“However, the patient is going through thorough and intensive care in a medical facility,’’ he said.

The permanent secretary, who declined further questions on the recent case, said there would be a press briefing or official statement issued on the matter.

NAN recalls that two of the four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the state had died.

One of the suspected Lassa fever patients died at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, and the other at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu within a space of one week.


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