Lassa Fever kills second pregnant woman in less than a week

9 months ago

Barely a week after Enugu confirmed it’s first Lassa fever case with the death of a pregnant woman infected with the virus, another pregnant woman has fallen prey to the hemorrhagic virus.

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The woman whose identity was not revealed died in Katsina state. The death was confirmed by Katsina State’s Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Shamsudeen Yahaya  while addressing a press conference on the outbreak in the state on Wednesday.

Dr. Yahaya said the state recorded two positive cases of Lassa Fever – one death (pregnant woman) while the other woman is currently under treatment at the Kankia General hospital.

The deceased was said to a resident of Kwarin Yashe Village in Kusada Local Government Area of the state.

 

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