Lassa Fever: Infected Kogi Woman Confirmed Dead


According to recent reports, Miss Aisha Jimoh, the Kogi woman said to have contracted the deadly Lassa fever, has died.

Breaking the news to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a brother to the deceased, Mr Asipita Jimoh said that Miss Aisha died on Monday morning at the Irue General Hospital in Edo where she was taken to for treatment.

Aisha, aged 18,  was a student of the Muslim Community Secondary School, Lokoja, Kogi State.

According to Asipita, Aisha’s sickness started about five days ago and was taken to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Lokoja, and later  transferred to the General Hospital in Edo.

Recall that authorities at FMC Lokoja, had on Sept. 3, suspected that Aisha might have been suffering from Lassa fever and had, as a result, referred her to the General Hospital, Irua, Edo, for confirmatory test and treatment.

The Kogi Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu, later told NAN that Aisha had tested positive to Lassa fever and that the State Government was working on tracking people, who might have had contact with Aisha.