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New Lassa Fever case hits Kaduna 



New Lassa Fever case hits Kaduna 

Nasir El-rufai

By Simon Ujah, kaduna
Kaduna state said it has recorded another case of Lassa fever, a statement issued and signed by the commissioner, State Ministry of health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni has revealed.
Dr. Baloni, in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday stressed that “a total of 23 cases so far, 15 test results have come back negative but one new case has been confirmed.
It however noted that, “six  test samples are also pending. The new confirmed case is a 34 year old  male from Kajuru Local Government Area  and he  is being managed at the IDCC. This brings the number of confirmed cases to two in Kaduna State, as the first victim has died last Sunday and has since been buried”.
Similarly, a total number of 40 people who had been in contact with the cases are being monitored and none has shown any symptoms, it stated. “However, contact listing and follow-up as well as  active case search are ongoing”, it noted.
Mrs Baloni advised the general public to continue to maintain a high level of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation and ensure that all cases of fevers are tested for malaria before treatment.
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New Lassa Fever case hits Kaduna 

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