Enugu Government Confirms 24-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Has Died Of Lassa Fever

Enugu Government Confirms 24-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Has Died Of Lassa Fever

By Julius Okeke | Sub Editor on February 2, 2020
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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Friday, January 31, 2020, confirmed another death from Lassa fever at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Utuku-Ozalla.

Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, who confirmed the case during a press briefing at the state Secretariat, said the case involved a 24-year-old pregnant woman.

Agujiobi said the woman died on Thursday, January 30, 2020, and the preparations for safe burial are underway.

According to the permanent Secretary, out of six suspected cases of Lassa fever, three have been confirmed while two have died since the outbreak in the state.

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