Enugu records second Lassa fever death


The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu, has confirmed the death of a pregnant Lassa Fever patient at the hospital facilities.

It would be recalled that Lassa fever death came barely one week after the first death from the disease was reported at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, (ESUTH) Park Lane involving a 75-year-old woman.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UNTH, Obinna Onodugo, confirmed the case in a statement he signed and issued to journalists in Enugu on Friday.

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Mr Onodugo said, “It is confirmed that a case of Lassa Fever came to UNTH today (30/1/2020) and died at our Emergency and Accident unit.

“We are currently tracing contacts.

“We are…



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