The Medical Director of the center, Wiza Inusa, announced the development to journalists while giving an update on the outbreak, saying that two others were still receiving treatment in the hospital.


Inusa said the current incident started on Dec. 25.

“So far, we have a total of five cases out of which we lost three and two are receiving treatment,” he said.

The medical director urged the public not to panic as every effort was being made to contain the disease.

Inusa also advised the residents to maintain simple hygienic procedures to contain the situation.

“As we all know, this disease is carried by rodents, we advise people to mind the way they keep their food, plates and pots in the house,” he added.

“People should always keep their environment clean to keep rodents, especially rats, away,” he said.

The medical director urged the public to quickly report to the nearest hospital whenever they experienced any strange health conditions such as bleeding and abdominal pain, among others.

Inusa also asked the residents to avoid crowded areas and handshakes, and endeavor to report to medical personnel if a family member died of unexplained condition.

A Lassa fever outbreak in the state in 2012 claimed 10 lives before it was contained by the authorities. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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