The Ministry of Health in Delta on Monday announced that it had confirmed the first case of Lassa fever in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Churchill Oyewo, Public Relations Officer of the ministry and issued to newsmen in Asaba.
The statement said that the index case occurred after a 65-year-old woman from neigbouring Anambra was admitted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Asaba.
It said that the woman was referred to Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, when her conditioned worsened.
The statement said that the case was later confirmed as Lassa fever at the Virology Laboratory, Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo.