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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Yobe state hit with Lassa Fever as four people get quarantined



Report has it that not less than 3 persons have lost their lives as a result of Lassa Fever in Lagos state and 100 others are been observed at the LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital).

Currently the Commissioner of Health Yobe state, Dr Bello Kawuwa has disclosed that 4 persons have been quarantined for medically over cases suspected to be Lassa Fever in Yobe State.

The Commissioner of Health while in Damaturu the state capital, informed newsmen that initially it was 7 persons that were quarantined but after clinical analysis, 3 have been discharged after been cleared of the disease while the other 4 are still under observation.

'About seven cases of suspected Lassa fever were reported in Yobe. They were subjected to normal clinical appraisal and three of the seven were looking less of Lassa fever. We will let you know when the result of the second laboratory test is released. We have isolated the cases to prevent unnecessary contact.  Our epidemic response team has also gone to the affected communities to carryout contact-tracing as well as enlighten the people on how to deal with the  situation'. the Commissioner added.

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