Panic As Lassa Fever Hits Abuja Leaving One Dead

The federal ministry of health on Wednesday, January 14, announced the death of a newly married man who died of Lassa fever at the national hospital in AbujaBriefing the minister of health during his visit to the hospital, the medical director, Dr. Jack Momoh noted that the patient was brought in unconscious from an undisclosed private hospital in Kubua where he was admitted for eight days.

The 33 year old man who is resident in Jos died 24 hours after he was referred to the National hospital.

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole immediately ordered that all primary and secondary contacts of the victim should be tracked, including the staff of the private hospital in Kubwa where the deceased was first managed for one week and subsequently became unconscious before referral to the National Hospital.