About 5 New cases of Lassa fever discovered in Plateau

The Plateau State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kuden Kamshak on Tuesday said the state has reported four new cases of Lassa fever.

He disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Jos.

Kamshak said samples from the victims have been taken to Delta Sate for analysis and investigation.

He said two have tested positive to the virus out of the 10 cases discovered in the state.

He also said one of the affected persons was a student of the University of Jos, who has been treated and discharged.

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He said others have been discharged after been quarantined and observed for 21 days.

He said, “We have commenced aggressive sensitisation and awareness campaign in the state.

The campaigns are aimed at enlightening the people on how to prevent the disease and curb the spread.”


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