Anambra records Lassa Fever case

Anambra State has recorded what appears to be its first Lassa Fever patient in the latest nationwide outbreak.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the patient is a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK).

He was said to have been on admission at the University’s clinic for some days before she was referred to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka.

The patient was diagnosed with the disease and further tests at the Irrua Specialist Hospital Awka confirmed that she indeed has Lassa fever .

Subsequently, she has been transferred to the Virology Centre in Ebonyi and handed over to the federal government for treatment.

Heightened tension

A source in the hospital said the state government is now scrambling to contain the spread of the disease by…

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