Edo state decries rise in Lassa fever cases

Edo State has confirmed three more cases of Lassa fever, raising the total number of confirmed cases on admission to twenty-six.

Commissioner for Health, Professor Obehi Akoria said the confirmed persons include ten adult males and nine females, as well as seven children currently receiving medical care at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital.

She decried the rising cases of Lassa fever in the state and charged residents to take preventive measures against the spread of the disease.