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Delta State records fresh case of Lassa fever

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A fresh case of Lassa fever, has been recorded in Asaba, Delta State capital, after the death of a doctor owing to the deadly disease.

The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge confirmed the case and the death of a medical doctor who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba on Monday.

According to him, the doctor died three hours after admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, after a blood sample earlier collected was confirmed to be positive.

The deceased wife and 32 others the doctor had contact with, is said to have tested negative but have been quarantined.

It was learnt that the hospitals the late doctor visited have been disinfected.

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