Monday, 15 February 2016

Three cases of Lassa fever confirmed in Kano

The Kano State government has confirmed three cases of Lassa Fever in the state.
Dr Kabir Getso, Kano State Commissioner for Health made this disclosure while addressing newsmen.
He said two of the confirmed cases were recorded in Garun-Malam Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the third confirmed case, a young businessman from Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area, came to Kano from Benue last week.

The commissioner said that all the contacts were identified and followed up.
According to him, more than 70 per cent of them had either completed their 21 days follow up or tested negative.
He, however, said that another two suspected cases were currently on admission at the designated isolation and treatment centre at Yar’gaya Hospital.
“The measures include the setting up of rapid response team, establishment of the Lassa fever Emergency Operation Centre and the setting up of the State Committee on the Control of Lassa fever,” he said.

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