The Edo Government has stated that it recorded eight deaths of the 175 cases of Lassa Fever since the current outbreak of the epidemic in the state.
This was disclosed today in a statement made available to journalists in Benin by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Musa Ebomhiana.
He disclosed that five Local Government Area(LGA) have been affected.
“A total of 175 cases of Lassa Fever had been recorded in the state with eight persons dead since the current outbreak of the epidemic.
“This is the highest the state has recorded in history since the first outbreak in the state.
“An ambulance has been dedicated strictly for the use of Lassa Fever cases in the state to help facilitate the curbing of the disease,” the statement reads.
According to him, “The affected local governments are Esan West, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East, Igueben, and Etsako West.
He called on health officials and stakeholders in the state to be proactive in handling all health cases in the state.