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Edo confirms eight fresh cases of Lassa fever



The Edo State government on Monday confirmed eight new cases of Lassa fever in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, who confirmed the development at a media briefing in Benin City, said the cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

She added that one death was also recorded during the period.

The cases, according to her, were recorded in Etsako West, Esan North East, Esan West, and Egor local government areas of the state.

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Obehi said: “Edo State has recorded eight new cases of Lassa fever raising the total number of cases in the state to 96. We also confirmed a new death from the disease, raising the fatality figure to nine.

“So far, four deaths have been recorded in Etsako West and two in Esan North East, while Etsako East, Oredo, and Esan West LGAs have confirmed one death each from the disease.”

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