Lassa fever: Neigbouring Abia state records case of Lassa fever outbreak.

A suspected case of Lassa fever outbreak has hit a community in Olokoro community in Umuahia South local government area of the


This is after a 28year old was confirmed to have died from the disease. The Abia state government, however, said it is on top of the situation as it assured Abia residents of its readiness to contain the spread. State.


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The permanent secretary ministry of health, Emole Ebulefu said the outbreak is the fourth recorded in the state between 1999 till date.

The victim and other 95 persons suspected to have had contact with the victim are said to have been quarantined.

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