Enugu confirms second Lassa fever death

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed another death from Lassa fever at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Utuku-Ozalla.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, who confirmed the case during a press briefing at the state Secretariat, said the case involved a 24-year-old pregnant woman.

According to the permanent Secretary, out of six suspected cases of Lassa fever, three have been confirmed while two have died since the outbreak in the state.

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