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Lassa Fever Kills 14 People Out Of 29 Confirmed Cases In Ebonyi

21 February

The Ebonyi State Ministry of Health has said that 14 people out of the the 29 confirmed cases had been killed Lassa fever in the state.



Ebenyi said that the 14 cases were among the 29 confirmed cases of the disease recorded as at Feb. 20.


 


“Yes, there has been an increase in the cases of lassa fever. The disease is really endemic in the state.


 


“So far, we have had suspected cases of 110, and out of this figure, we recorded 29 confirmed cases.


 


He, however, urged the citizenry not to panic, giving the assurance that the state government was making efforts to stem the tide of the disease, advising the state residents to be cautious about eating rats and making contact with their fluids.


 


He listed the symptoms of the disease to include high fever, general body weakness and headaches.


 


“Affected persons should go to hospital for treatment immediately,” he said.
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