Five Die Of Lassa Fever In Benue
Five people have been confirmed dead from the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benue State. The programme officer, Risk Communications Desk, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Mrs Hanatu Bello confirmed the development in Benue State capital on Friday. She said ” Since the beginning of the year, there have been 21 suspected cases of Lassa fever in Benue State. Eight cases were confirmed after laboratory tests and five deaths have so far been recorded”. She urged the general public to be proactive by observing personal and environmental hygiene, especially handwashing.