The Anambra State Government has urged residents to keep their environment clean and free from rats as a nursing student was killed by Lassa Fever and 65 others are under surveillance, NAN reports.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka about the deceased and the situation, the Director of Public Health in the state’s ministry of health Dr. Emmanuel Okafor said:
“She was initially admitted at Amaku in Awka before she was transferred to Irua and was placed on admission there. She was bleeding from the gums, nostril and vagina and was confirmed Lassa Fever victim in Irua.
The moment it was confirmed that she had Lassa fever, we started contacts tracing. As of now, we have about 65 we are following up, two of them have developed fever and their samples have been taken to Irua.
We are still tracking others and we have advised them on what to do to ensure they do not transfer it to their loved ones.”