Lassa Fever Kills One Person in Nasarawa, Four Under Watch

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Rabiu Omaku

One person has been confirmed death of Lassa Fever, while 4 suspected patients are placed on a watch, Dr. Edego Egba, The chairman medical Advisory committee of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia gave the corroboration in an interview, He said the victim that died held from Akaleku in Obi Local Government.

He also maintained that three (3) of the suspected victims were tested negative, as he said that the other victims are responding to treatment, Dr. Egba affirmed that all the cases are from the southern senatorial zone.

The medical expert described Lassa fever as a known air born disease, calling on the people of the state to ensure a hygienic environment while answering question on the presence of drugs and certified laboratory for testing of the endemic disease.

The chairman medical Advisory committee of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) however, asserted that drugs were made available by the Federal and State Government respectively.

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