90 Person Fear Died in Ebonyi State Over Cholera and Now Lassa Fever Kills 14 Persons

90 Person Fear Died in Ebonyi State Over Cholera and Now Lassa Fever Kills 14 Persons

In Ebonyi State, the state government, said yesterday, that 14 persons died of the disease known as Lassa fever. May while they reported that 83 persons are suspected of been affected and it has been on recorded since the disease outbreak in January 2016. In the same report the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, lamented while explaining that 76 lives were lost to Cholera outbreak, a disease which affected 38 communities in the state.

according to Dr. Daniel Umezurike, the Commissioner for Health, speaking in the briefing to newsmen explaining the level of successes the state ministry had recorded during the outbreak. the Commissioner noted that Virology construction at the South-East which is at the premises of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, is around 95 percent completed, and saying that the equipment that will be needed that the centre will arrive before the week ends.

Dr. Daniel Umezurike, told newsmen that over 76 persons had died in 11 local government areas at 38 communities since Cholera outbreak last year February 2015, saying that the only Afikpo North and Onicha, that were not affected by the epidemic when they were affected.

For us to be able to curb the cholera outbreak, we had to quickly mobilised every means of our Surveillance and also our emergence Response Team and they all reported to the places that the disease were discovered and the help from State Governor, Governor David Umahi, including his logistic plan we then have a fighting chance and we were able to control it within two weeks, The commissioner said

90 Person Fear Died in Ebonyi State Over Cholera and Now Lassa Fever Kills 14 Persons

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