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Lassa Fever Claims 8 Lives In Edo State


The resurgent of Lassa Fever in Edo State has led to the death of about eight persons, Bittertruth Media reports.

This was confirmed on Thursday by Musa Ebomhiana, chief press secretary to Philip Shauibu, Edo deputy governor.

Mr.Ebomhiana  said the state has recorded 175 cases in the current outbreak in different parts of the state including Esan west, Esan central, Esan north-east, Esan south-east, Igueben, and Etsako west.

“A total of 175 cases of Lassa Fever had been recorded in the state with eight persons dead since the current outbreak of the epidemic,” NAN quoted the deputy governor’s aide as saying in the statement.

“This is the highest the state has recorded in the history since the first outbreak in the state.

“An ambulance has been dedicated strictly for the use of Lassa Fever cases in the state to help facilitate the curbing of the disease.

“The affected local government are, Esan West, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East, Igueben, and Etsako West.”

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The state government urged all health officials to be proactive in handling such cases in the state.