Three killed by Lassa fever in Kano, 292 on watch list

Lassa fever

The ongoing Lassa fever episode has additionally asserted a few lives in Kano State as three individuals have been affirmed dead while 292 people who had contact with the late casualties of the sickness are on the state’s wellbeing watch list. – Three killed by Lassa fever

Kano’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa who confirmed the outbreak in a press conference on Wednesday, January 22, said two doctors and a patient believed to be the first victim died in the recent outbreak.

Three killed by Lassa fever in Kano, 292 on watch list
Three killed by Lassa fever in Kano, 292 on watch list

He further disclosed that 292 persons who had contact with the late victims are closely being monitored so as to quickly quarantine those who show symptoms of the disease and also to contain its spread.

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The Nation reported that the first victim of the recent outbreak in the state is a 28-year-old pregnant woman from Gwale LGA who fell sick two weeks after the death of her mother. She was referred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital from a private hospital but died on January 1, 2020.

The general public has been urged to avoid poorly cooked meat, avoid contact with suspected or confirmed cases or items soiled by them and to report any suspected case to a health facility nearest to them.

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