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Lassa Fever: Kebbi Govt. confirms 6 cases, one death



The Kebbi State Government on Sunday affirmed one demise from six instances of Lassa Fever in the state. Dr. Assad Hassan, Epidemiologist at the state Ministry of Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi, that the cases were recorded among February and April.

Hassan said that four of the unfortunate casualties were from Birnin Kebbi; while the staying two were from Bunza Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“The people affirmed to be tainted with the sickness are between 23 to 65 years, and they included four guys and two females,” he said.

As per him, one of the female patients was the one that passed on inside long stretches of landing in the Federal Medical Center in Birnin Kebbi.

He said the blood test taken from the perished tried positive to Lassa fever.

“The restorative specialist that took care of the perished was likewise tainted with the fever yet has been dealt with and released from emergency clinic,” he included.

Hassan further clarified that the keep going affirmed case was on April 27, and discredited reports that two kids had passed on a week ago because of the fever.

“In light of the episode, there has been persistent sensitization of social insurance laborers on Lassa Fever discovery and contamination, aversion and control measures inside the emergency clinic setting.

“Also, support, social preparation, and network commitment have been completed in all the 21 LGAs of the state,” Hassan said.

The disease transmission specialist additionally prompted networks to keep nourishment and savoring water rat confirmation compartments and likewise to convey wiped out relatives to the medical clinic sufficiently early for treatment.