Lassa fever kills 3 in Kaduna

Lassa fever kills 3 in Kaduna

Monday, February 29, 2016 5:01 pm

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

Femi Adi, Kaduna

The State Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan Nok, on Monday said three persons affected by Lassa Fever have been confirmed dead at the Saint Louis Hospital Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to the Health Commissioner, a medical doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman were among the deceased.

Addressing journalists today , Professor Nok explained that the doctor and nurse showed signs of Lassa fever shortly after operating a pregnant woman ,who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan, and later died few days after they were tested positive to the deadly disease.

He however said the affected hospitals have been put under isolation with the intention of tracing the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased.

Meanwhile he urged residents not to panic, as government is on top of the situation. He also advise residents to maintain personal hygiene around their homes.

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