The ill lady in Kogi, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever has been pronounced dead.
A brother to the deceased, Mr Asipita Jimoh said Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where she was receiving treatment.
“We lost our parents about two years ago and we have lost our sister again,” Asipita cried.
He said that other members of the Jimoh family would require medical assistance to stop the disease from spreading.
Dr Saka Audu, The Kogi Commissioner for Health later said that Aisha had tested positive to Lassa fever.
Audu said that the State Government was working on getting people, who might have had contact with Aisha.