Lassa Fever: 3 dead, 292 infested in Kano State

Three persons have been confirmed dead from complications resulting from Lassa Fever in Kano.

The Commissioner for Health, Kano State, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, revealed that a Doctor who performed a cesarean on a pregnant woman is on admission while the pregnant woman and the female medical staff that helped him have died.

Lassa Fever: 3 dead, 292 infested in Kano State

292 persons who had contact with the dead victims have also been traced but not yet quarantined as they haven’t presented any symptoms of Lassa Fever, the Commissioner revealed.

The pregnant woman who died had a cesarean section carried out on her at Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Dr. Aminu confirmed.

After the report was received, the Commissioner revealed that the Government swung into action to curtail the spread of the disease by reactivating the disease emergency response center at Yargaya. Adding that daily coordination of meetings and other responses have already been taken to ensure that the disease does not spread further.

“All measures have been put to further check the spread of the disease even as millions of Naira have been set aside for the reactivation of Yargaya reactivation center,” he added.

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