Uwakwem, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Owerri on Wednesday said, “Lassa fever is in Owerri. It is confirmed.”
Uwakwem said two persons died of the virus after they were “referred out of” the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
The health commissioner said, “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever. Two are confirmed.
“The Imo State Government is working hard to establish the point of first contact. The media should also help us to enlighten our people.
The Chief Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Dr. Kingsley Achigbu, told The Punch in a telephone conversation on Wednesday that two victims were referred to the hospital.
According to him, the
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