Lassa fever kills 14

Lassa fever kills 14

Ebonyi State Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that Lassa fever had claimed 14 lives in the state.

Dr Hyacinth Ebenyi, the Director of Public Health at the ministry, gave the figure in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki.

He said that the 14 cases were among the 29 confirmed cases of the disease recorded as of Feb. 20.

Ebenyi expressed concern that no fewer than 110 suspected cases of the disease were recently recorded in the state.

He, however, called on the citizenry not to panic, giving the assurance that the state government was making efforts to stem the tide of the disease.

Ebenyi advised the state residents to be cautious about eating rats and making contact with their fluids.

He listed the symptoms of the disease as including a high fever, general body weakness, and headaches.






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