Tension over Lassa fever outbreak has continued to unsettle patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, following the death of two patients within four days.
While many of the patients and nurses have fled the hospital for fear of contacting the disease, over 55 persons have been reportedly killed across the country in the last few weeks of its outbreak.
Investigation revealed that it took the efforts of the Health workers at the FMC to remove the bodies of the two patients reportedly said to have died of the diseases.
Sources in the hospital said the two victims died two days apart after being managed for a week and some days.
State Health Commissioner, Dr. Nicholas Azinge , when contacted refused to confirm the incident.
He said, “I know some persons have died, I cannot speak further on that because the Federal Ministry of Health is already doing something to sensitise the people and we in Delta State are also sensitising our people.”