8 more people under surveillance for Lassa fever in Delta State

8 members of staff of the hospital in Delta State in which a medical practitioner died of lassa fever have now been placed under surveillance, after being suspected of being in contact with the doctor.
This brings to 40, the number of persons quarantined since the outbreak of the dreaded disease in the state.
The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Nicholas Azinge,
gave this update, adding that authorities will be moving into the hospitals to carefully go through their records for more people that may have had close contact with the deceased.
He said it would help in tracing the source of the outbreak.
On Monday, August 22, Dr. Azinge  confirmed a fresh case of Lassa fever  case and the death of a medical doctor  who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba, the Delta State capital.


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