Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Lassa Fever: Delta places 24 under surveillance; confirms 3 deaths, 7 cases

By News Express on 19/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 668

•Lassa fever patient receiving medical attention
•Lassa fever patient receiving medical attention

Two out of the three cases of deaths recorded since an outbreak of Lassa fever was reported in Delta State on January 26, 2018 are from Anambra State.

The state Commissioner for Health Dr. Mordi Ononye, in a press release in Asaba on Saturday, disclosed that since then, the state have recorded seven confirmed cases, while 24 persons have been placed under surveillance.

According to the Commissioner for Health, some of the cases were referred from Federal Medical Center (FMC), Asaba, to Institute of Lassa Fever, Irrua, Edo State, adding that the first case have been treated and discharged stressing that active case search and contact tracing is ongoing.

He said that as an immediate response to the outbreak, the Ministry of Health, through its rapid response team, has been coordinating the state’s response to contain the spread of the disease, just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has been contacted and presently collaborating with the state in this regard.

Dr. Ononye stated that the Ministry, in collaboration with the State Primary Health Development Agency, is creating awareness through the various mass media so the general public can refresh their memories on how the disease is transmitted and therefore take preventive measures to forestall its spread.

The Commissioner for Health revealed that some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) were earlier procured and distributed to health facilities across the state including the FMC, Asaba, in addition to the sensitisation of health workers in the state to have a high index of suspicion and take preventive measures when managing infectious cases.

He urged the general public not to panic but report any suspected case to the nearest health facility or call 07037120510 or 08168741415

Dr. Ononye expressed the profound gratitude of his ministry to the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, who has provided all the support to the ministry to enable them curtail the spread of disease in the state.

Source News Express

Posted 19/02/2018 01:41:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
400 school girls trained on breast awareness in...

Nigeria, Spain to strengthen bilateral trade relations in...

Sultan to train 200 orphans caused by insurgency...

APC and the Tambuwal Option, By Olusegun Adeniyi...

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa village; kills 2, injures...

MMM investors lose N18 billion

Buhari approves Islamic organisation's assistance to fight Boko...

APC chieftain, Ihebom, hails Owerri people, applauds Okorocha,...

Plateau Governor clears the air over ban on...

Ambush: Gallant troops kill many terrorists, lose 7...

Yobe commences irrigation plans to boost rice, wheat...

Coca-Cola, other soft drinks makers may sue British...

 

Latest News FG gets seven-day ultimatum to unfreeze Peter Obi’s account The true story of Boko Haram massacre of troops at Metele — Surviving soldier Igbos may lose 2023 presidency to South-West, says Ngige Oil marketers order shutdown of depots over N800b subsidy debts Lassa fever kills three, afflicts 13 in Edo, Ondo, Gombe, Plateau, Kano Electoral Act: APC, PDP playing games with national stability — Olawepo-Hashim Over 10,000 female children abused daily in Nigeria — Group ‘I pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge: Arrested miscreant APC, party of vagabonds — ASUU Ambode laments killing of 18 LASTMA officers on duty Don’t be selective in fighting corruption, NBA tells FG Calabar carnival to host presidential candidates

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,319 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,479 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,412 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (280,764 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,593 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,144 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (211,898 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,139 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,369 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,320 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,069 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,581 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,870) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (972) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (311) International (2,800) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (64) News (41,307) Opinion (1,150) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,096) Religion (911) Sports (1,812) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera