The Delta Government has said that only 13
out of the 55 people that had contact with the
doctor who died of Lassa fever in the state
are still under observation.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick
Ukah, in a statement on Firday in Asaba, said
the 13 people would be closely monitored for
one more week.
Ukah said that 32 people out of the 55 have
been declared free of the disease.
“Sensitisation and advocacy to local
government areas, Primary Health Care
Centres, schools, market places, among others
will be intensified to achieve the desired
result,” he said
He advised all persons living in the state to
keep their environment clean and cultivate
appropriate sanitary behaviours.
Ukah also said that the state government
approved the contract for the construction of a
major link road to the agrarian communities
Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo roads in Aniocha North
Local Government Area.
He disclosed that the first phase of the project
would be the completion of the 6.65km length
from Idumu-Ogo to Obomkpa.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas
Azinge, had on Aug. 22 confirmed the
outbreak of lassa fever, which claimed one
person and 32 others placed on close
Azinge said the ministry’s surveillance cover all
those who had contacts with the deceased
doctor and the number rose to 55 over the
(Na wa o) 13 out of the 55 people that had contact with the doctor who died of Lassa fever