Four People Have Died Of Lassa Fever In Kaduna

Lassa rat
Lassa rat

Health officials in Kaduna state say four people have died of Lassa fever in the state.

Amina Baloni, the Kaduna health commissioner said another two persons infected are hospitalised at the Infectious Disease Control Centre ( IDCC).

Kaduna state has recorded a total of eight confirmed infections out of the 74 suspected to be Lassa fever.

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“Out of the eight confirmed cases, the first patient has died due to late presentation, while the second and third cases have been cured, affirmed negative and discharged home. However, the fourth and fifth cases were diagnosed after they had died,” she said.

Baloni says the sixth case had travelled from Ebonyi State and is receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Control Centre (IDCC) while the seventh, who is also deceased, had travelled from Kebbi State but died while on admission at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital(ABUTH), Zaria, before being diagnosed.

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