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3 dead, 292 infested as Lassa Fever hits Kano



Three persons have been confirmed dead from the complications of Lassa Fever diseases in Kano, while two persons are now infected with the diseases.

The Commissioner for Health, Kano State, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said the Doctor that conducted the cesarean on a pregnant Woman is on admission at their reactivation center, while the Medical Woman that helped him is dead and as well the pregnant woman also died.

According to the commissioner, for health 292 persons who had contact with the dead victims have been traced but not quarantined as they are yet to manifest symptoms Lassa Fever yet.

Dr. Aminu confirmed that his office received a report of the pregnant woman’s death from Lassa Fever from the Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where a cesarean session was conducted on her

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He added that the 292 contacts listed are presently being monitored and investigated to rule out new infections

The Commissioner noted that Government has since swung into action to curtail the spread of the diseases by reactivating the disease emergency response center at Yargaya.

He said daily coordination meetings and other responses has already been taken to ensure that the disease does not spread further.

The Commissioner said the State has intensified lassa fever transmission programs at various media houses to ensure adequate enlightenment of citizens

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

He urged Kano citizens to ensure hygienic environments.

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