A Lassa fever patient has reportedly escaped from an Ebonyi state health facility.
According to reports, a Lassa fever patient in Ebonyi State has escaped form where he is being treated.
Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, made the announcement yesterday. He said, he got a text informing him that a patient being treated for Lassa Fever had escaped from the hospital he was in.
The identity of the patient is yet to be made known, but Professor Adewole has urged the State government, and relevant agencies to trace and find the patient and every other person he might have come in contact with.
It has affected 64 local governments across the country and we have been able to pick 212 suspected cases. It dates back from August last year, not just this year. It is better to over-count suspected cases than to under-count. The real hot spots are Niger, Bauchi, Taraba, Kano, Edo, Nasarawa, Plateau and Rivers, but for us to be honest with ourselves, all states should consider themselves at risk and please, put up measures to contain, prevent and reassure the community that we are on top of the situation.