Lassa fever: Three pregnant ladies, six others bite the dust


Two hopeful moms – one each in Rivers, Enugu and Adamawa states – are among the most recent casualties of the ebb and flow Lassa fever episode in parts of the nation.


Six different people have additionally lost their lives to the executioner infection in different states.


Edo State alone has set 1200 patients under perception while 70 are under reconnaissance in Rivers State.


Aside from the eager mother, Lassa fever has guaranteed two different lives in Rivers State.


They incorporated a youthful dad of two and one other, as per the Director Planning, Research and Statistics in the state Ministry of Health, Chinwendu Atata.


He told columnists in Port Harcourt that aftereffects of tests from the perished people indicated that they kicked the bucket of the infection.


She bid for quiet and guaranteed that the state has secured offices and adequate medications to handle the test.


The Rivers State Public Health Emergency Operation Center (EOC), she stated, “had prior started genius dynamic exertion for control of the episode. Up until this point, all hands are on the deck for office sterilization, line-posting, hypothetical prophylaxis and observation to guarantee general wellbeing security and security.


“What’s more, the state has secured enormous amounts of hostile to viral operators; disconnection focuses have been assigned and are being set-up over the showing emergency clinics in the event of any outcome. Streams State Government is doing everything to contain the Lassa infection.”


Pregnant lady, one other surrender to Lassa in Enugu


Two people, among them a pregnant lady, have been affirmed dead in Enugu State because of the Lassa fever episode


Six presumed cases were accounted for, however three of these were affirmed.


The third unfortunate casualty, a 24-year-old female individual from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is reacting to treatment.


The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla, close Enugu, Dr Obinna Onodugo, said of the demise of the eager mother: “It is affirmed that an instance of Lassa fever came to UNTH today (30/1/2020) and passed on at our Emergency and Accident Unit. We are as of now following contacts.


“We are likewise working with the Enugu State Epidemiology Team and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to guarantee that appropriate measures are taken at the morgue and to secure staff against new cases.”


Four passings in Delta


No less than four passings have been recorded in Delta State, following the episode of Lassa fever in parts of the nation.


A source at the Federal Medical Center, Asaba who talked on state of obscurity said four passings had happened, of which two were plausible deadly cases.


Delta Health Commissioner, Dr Ononye Mordi couldn’t be gone after remarks.


Edo places 1,200 under perception


The Edo State government has put 1,200 individuals under reconnaissance since the Lassa fever flare-up a month ago.


Wellbeing Commissioner Patrick Okundia disclosed to The Nation in Benin that the state had recorded 91 affirmed cases and nine passings up until this point.


121 tainted in Ondo


One hundred and twenty one people have been allegedly contaminated with Lassa fever in Ondo State.


Sources uncovered that the lethal infection had spread to more than 10 out of the 18 neighborhood government territories of the state.


A large portion of the unfortunate casualties have been isolated at the Federal Medical Center, (FMC) Owo.


The state Epidemologist, Dr Stephen Fagbemi who affirmed the improvement, said some different patients have been isolated in Akure.


Seven contaminated in Bauchi


Seven occupants of Bauchi State have been affirmed as having Lassa fever.


Taking all things together, 22 presumed cases have been affirmed in the state.


The Executive Secretary Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, said no case.


Katsina records four presumed cases


Katsina State on Friday affirmed recording four associated cases with Lassa fever in the state.


In any case, three patients have been released subsequent to going as negative in the different tests directed on them


Wellbeing Commissioner Yakubu Nuhu Danja told newsmen in Katsina that three speculated patients were first secluded and the example of their blood taken to the research facility for tests and their outcomes returned negative.


It’s one passing, zero dynamic case in Adamawa


Lassa fever guaranteed one life in Adamawa State a week ago, however from that point forward there has been no recorded case.


Three people associated with conveying the infection were seen as spotless


Wellbeing and Human Services Commissioner Abdullahi Isa said the expired was a pregnant lady who endured a stillbirth over the span of the conveying the infection.


Benue proclaims crisis


The Benue State Government proclaimed a crisis following a 40-year-elderly person tried constructive to the infection.


Wellbeing and Human administrations Commissioner Sunday Angbabo said persistent was on confirmation at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital in Makurdi and was reacting to treatment.


Dr Angbabo said government would dispatch a huge crusade against the infection and sharpen the individuals on the most proficient method to abstain from contracting it.


Unizik understudy affirmed as conveying infection in Anambra


An understudy of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), in Anambra State, has been affirmed as conveying Lassa fever infection.

 The state crisis reaction group has moved the patient to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

 Cross River ventures up preventive battle

 Wellbeing authorities in Cross River State have ventured up mindfulness battle for occupants to comprehend the preventive measures on Lassa fever in spite of the fact that there has not been no revealed instance of the infection in the state,


Essential Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA) encouraged Cross Riverians to watch prudent steps and remain quiet in spite of the flare-up of Lassa fever recorded in its neighboring states.


Chief General, Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA), Dr. Janet Ekpeyong, in an announcement exhorted occupants to watch individual cleanliness by covering their nourishment things and getting them far from rodents.

 Dread in Imo

 There were fears on Friday about conceivable spread of Lassa fever in certain networks in Oru West,Imo State, following asserted entombment of casualties of the infection in the state.


The perished were said to have been brought home for entombment from outside the state.


Abia State has one recorded case


The main recorded instance of Lassa fever in Abia State so far happened in Avonkwu Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government Area.

 The patient was conceded at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia however kicked the bucket not long after wards.

 ‘We are over Lassa fever in Kano’ – Commissioner

 The Kano State Government on Friday communicated its duty to step up measures to end the flare-up of Lassa fever in the state.

 Wellbeing Commissioner Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said government was over the circumstance.

Chukwuma Amaechi
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