A-L-E-R-T: Lassa fever hits Kaduna, claims 4 lives

A-L-E-R-T: Lassa fever hits Kaduna, claims 4 lives

By Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna

Kaduna State has just recorded first case of Lassa fever in the state with four persons already lost their dear lives to the outbreak.

Four victims, including a foetus, have been confirmed dead at the Saint Louis  Specialist Hospital, Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the State.

Commissioner for health, Professor Jonathan Nok confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday.

According to him, a medical doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman were involved.

The Dr. Added that the doctor and the nurse had shown signs of lassa fever shortly after they operated a pregnant woman who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan, Jama’a local government.

He said  they all  later died few days after they were tested positive to the deadly disease, adding that affected hospitals have been put under isolation with the intention of tracing  the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased persons.

However, the commissioner urged residents not to panic as government is on top of the situation, just as he advised  them to maintain personal hygiene around their homes. 

Posted from GoBroadsheet

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