Anambra records first case of Lassa Fever

Anambra, on Friday, recorded the first Lassa fever patient in the State.

The management of Chukwukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) hinted that it collected specimen of the victim and sent to Irruah, Edo state with the result coming out positive. The Emergency Response team, which has been monitoring the situation in the state proactively moved the victim to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state after necessary decontamination.

The Lassa fever case from Unizik was confirmed at the Chukwukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH)where the victim, a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University was transferred from the School’s Medical Centre.

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