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BENUE: 2 pregnant women, 1 other lost to Lassa fever —Commissioner

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BENUE: 2 pregnant women, 1 other lost to Lassa fever —Commissioner

Two pregnant women and another victim have been lost to the dreaded Lassa fever so says the Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Resources, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo.

The commissioner also revealed that the corpse of the dead victims have been buried immediately in their hometown, Adoka, in the Otukpo Local Government Area of the state to avoid any possible spread of the disease.

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Dr Ojabo noted that before the victims were buried, their bodies were wrapped in sealed cellophane bags with their relatives given stern instructions not to open the sealed bags for whatever reason.

She said, “The health personnel were also on the ground to protect the environment against infection and to prevent anybody from tampering with the corpses even after burial.

“A team from the state’s Ministry of Health has also been constantly visiting the homes of the deceased in order to place their relatives who had contact with them before their demise, under observation.”

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