Monday, 18 January 2016
Lassa Fever Spreads To Ekiti As Nursing Student Is Diagnosed With In The State
student of the School of Nursing, was at the Federal University Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti and was responding to treatment.
It was learnt that the patient was admitted to hospital on Sunday and treated for Malaria and Typhoid fever without any corresponding improvement in her health condition.
The latest outbreak of Lassa fever has killed more than 40 people since November 2015 including a medical doctor in Rivers State.
Ekiti is now the 12th state where Lassa fever has been confirmed.
Dr. Ojo, however, said there was no cause for alarm as the situation was under control and the patient placed in the isolation ward.