The Ebonyi government has announced the second death from Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Daniel Umezurike, told newsmen in Abakaliki on Monday that the disease claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy. He said that the deceased died at the weekend after being discharged from the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
“The incident is unfortunate. The deceased was a pupil of one of the primary schools in Igbeagu, Izzi Local Government Area. “The bereaved parents are based in Abuja but the report we have did not indicate that he travelled to meet his parents recently,” he said.