The spread of Lassa Fever has been confirmed in Asaba, Delta State. the victim is a 65-year-old woman from Anambra state, who visited Asaba for treatment. She was first admitted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, from where she was referred to Federal Medical Centre, Asaba when her conditioned worsened.
Two other samples sent to the same laboratory for confirmation however tested negative.
According to the Delta State Rapid Response Team on Lassa fever, 22 persons who had contact with the confirmed case have been placed on surveillance, while five samples have been sent for laboratory investigation.