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LASSA FEVER: Delta Releases 22 After 21 Days Surveillance

Filed in Nursing News by on February 4, 2016

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Delta State  government has released some of the 22 contacts linked to the index case of Lassa Fever in the state after completing the 21-day surveillance programme without showing any sign of infection.

State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, said the 22 individuals were said to have come in contact with the index case, which died as a result of the ailment, making it the only death recorded in the state.

Dr. Azinge stated this at a one-day sensitisation seminar on Lassa Fever, organised for staff of Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Oghara, health workers in Primary Health Care centres and market women in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area.

The commissioner, who was represented by his Special Assistant, Dr. Ojodume Okuguni, said a second suspected case ended as indeterminate, while several other samples sent for laboratory investigation at the Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, came out negative.

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