Lassa kills one in Edo, spreads to Imo


The Lassa fever which is ravaging 10 states of the country has claimed its first casualty in Edo State.

The Commissioner for Health in Edo, Dr. Eregie Aihanuwa, who confirmed this during a press conference on Monday, also noted that five persons were hospitalised after showing the symptoms of the deadly disease.

She explained that three out of the six infected persons were treated and discharged, adding that the deceased victim did not report her sickness early enough.

Aihanuwa noted that the state government had recorded some cases of the viral disease in some local government areas.