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The Edo State Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, in a bid to extend development to more rural communities across the state, has mobilised contractors to commence reconstruction work on Ewu-Agbede and other roads in the area.
Dr Innocent Alenoghena, the Director, Primary Health Care Services in Etsako-West Local Government Area, Edo, on Monday said the area recorded 30 cases of Lassa fever in January.
Some motorists in Edo on Tuesday commended the Federal government for the reconstruction of the Benin-Okene road.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has expressed confidence that Candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo Central Senatorial District would emerge victorious in the forthcoming elections.
The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has charged Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo Central senatorial district to ensure that the zone is liberated from the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the 2019 election draws nearer.
The Delta Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a woman who allegedly manifested symptoms of Lassa fever virus.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Mr. Ken Ihensekhien, has denied having hands in the attack by some angry youths on Governor Godwin Obaseki last Tuesday, during which he (Obaseki) was pelted with serchets of water.
The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, said it had placed under surveillance, no fewer than 30 persons, who allegedly had contact with a female doctor, who reportedly died of Lassa fever.
The federal government has been urged to show more commitment in the fight against Lassa fever.
The World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said they would work with the Edo State Government to curb the spread of the Lassa fever epidemic in the country.
The Delta State Government has said three out of the seven confirmed cases of Lassa fever have resulted in mortality since the outbreak of the disease in the state.
The Edo State Government has solicited for assistance from the Federal Government to tackle the increasing number of Lassa fever patients being admitted at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in the state.
In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.