Edo - One person has been confirmed dead in Edo state from Lassa fever presently ravaging the country, Punch reports.
The Commissioner for Health in Edo, Dr. Eregie Aihanuwa, confirmed this during a press conference on Monday.
She also noted that five persons were hospitalised after showing the symptoms of the deadly disease.
Three out of the six infected persons were treated and discharged, adding that the deceased victim did not report her sickness early enough.
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The disease has reportedly spread to Imo State with four persons said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
A doctor at the FMC Owerri confirmed that four people were being treated at the hospital.
He, however, warned the people living in Imo state to avoid hugging or shaking hands with people while exchanging pleasantries.
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