Three persons had died of Lassa fever while seven others were hospitalised in Imo on Wednesday. Gov. Rochas Okorocha (Gov. of Imo state) spoke to news men in Owerri, he said the disease was discovered in one of the hospitals in Orlu Local Government area of the state.
He expressed deep worry over the disease and he cautioned citizens against unhygienic habits and body contact. The governor said if the spread of the disease continued, the government may ban public functions and rallies to save lives. He said the identified hospitals had been isolated while the patients had been quarantined for a specific time in order to manage the situation.
Okorocha said he had sorted for the support of Federal Government on the issue through the Ministry of Finance and assured that the matter would be over soon.
By Maimuna Bagudu