Edo State has recorded 18 new circumstances of Lassa fever within the final week, elevating the overall variety of individuals who’re presently on admission within the state to 23.
The Edo State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akoria Obehi, who disclosed this in Benin Metropolis, mentioned the individuals, together with 17 adults and 6 kids, are presently receiving care on the Irrua Specialist Instructing Hospital (ISTH), in Esan Central Native Authorities Space.
Prof Obehi mentioned the federal government has stepped up surveillance, sensitisation, and different measures to cease the unfold of the illness and defend residents throughout all Edo communities.
Lamenting the unprecedented rise within the variety of infections, the well being commissioner known as for the help and collaboration of each Edo resident to regulate and eradicate Lassa fever within the state.
Based on her, “Edo State, over the previous one week, has recorded 18 new circumstances of Lassa fever, bringing the circumstances of Lassa fever sufferers presently on admission within the state to 23.
“The 23 sufferers, together with 17 adults and 6 kids are presently receiving care on the Irrua Specialist Instructing Hospital.”
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