The Enugu State Government on Monday confirmed the death of one person from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis.
Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, who made the confirmation in Enugu said that the health providers at the health facility tried to manage the patient but lost him.
Agujiobi revealed that the ministry’s epidemiology officials had commenced massive contact-tracing of those people that had contact with the patient.
He said that it was only one person, whose case was confirmed by Lassa fever test centre, that died in the state, adding that the state has had no other suspected or confirmed case of Lassa fever. (NAN)