Nigeria: Lassa fever, Delta quarantines 32.
The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, has disclosed that Delta State has recorded a new case of Lassa fever in Asaba, the state capital and has placed 32 persons under surveillance
According to reports, the Doctor was treated at a private hospital, through Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra state, after three hours on admission. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge also said that the Delta state Government has sensitized health workers in the state on the high index of suspension; he said citizens were to take preventive measures to forestall the spread. The Commissioner also maintained that actions taken by the government to checkmate further occurrence include awareness creation through various mass media to enable the public understand how the disease is transmitted and that the Ribavirin had been procured for immediate case management, among others. 

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