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Anambra Government Confirms One Lassa Fever Death, While Place 65 others on Surveillance

Anambra state government has confirmed record of one female nursing student  death of Lassa fever, while placed 65 persons who had contact with the deceased on surveillance.
It disclosed that the deceases was a student nurse in one Immaculate private nursing school Onitsha, who resort to self medication before it went out of care and later transferred to the Anambra state teaching hospital Amaku for proper diagnosis.

Narrating the incident to newsmen in Awka, the director public health, Anambra state ministry of health, Dr. Emmanuel Okafor revealed that the deceased was brought to the state teaching hospital, manifesting some Lassa fever symptoms, before she was later taken to Iruo diagnosis centre in Edo state, where she finally died.
He disclosed further that the state government has begun contacts tracing and so far placed 65 persons on surveillance, while 2 are currently on their suspicious list with several others on proper routen checks to ascertain their health development.
The state ministry of health cautioned the people to keep their food and kitchen utensils off rodents reach.
Dr. Okafor further warned that the  people should  maintain cleanliness always by making sure they wash their hands regularly and ensuring they cook their food properly to be free from any epidemiology disease.

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