Another death recorded in Enugu Lassa fever outbreak

The death toll in the Lassa fever outbreak in Enugu State has risen to two.

According to the Management of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, a second death was recorded on Thursday, at the hospital.

A statement signed by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Obinna Onodugo, reads, “It’s confirmed that a case of Lassa Fever came to UNTH today (30/1/2020) and died at our Emergency and Accident (Unit).”

He said the hospital and the state government have started contact tracing, to curtail the spread.

“We are also working with the Enugu State epidemiology Team and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to ensure that proper measures are taken at the mortuary, and to protect staff against new cases,” he said.

He noted that the hospital has procured some…

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