Lassa fever kills 8 persons in Kano

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The district Head of Tudun Wada, Tudun Wada local government area of Kano state, Alhaji Bashir Ibrahim Mohammed has said no fewer than 8 persons have lost their lives to Lassa fever over the past few days.

Lassa-fever The District Head who briefed the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sunusi II disclosed that the incident occurred at Taka Lafiya village of Tudun Wada local government area , about 90 kilometres away from the metropolis.

Confirming the incident, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso offered no details on casualty figures.

Getso explained that “two cases of lassa fever were also confirmed in Tudun Wada local government area of Kano and we intensified efforts to curtail the situation”.

The commissioner of health revealed that the state government has released the sum of N19 million to start an aggressive response to combat the diseases including meningitis as well as other communicable diseases.

He further stated that the state has reactivated the Rapid response team to respond to cases and procured drugs and other consumables for the Rapid response.

Getso therefore appealed to citizens to report cases of intense headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and neck stiffness to the nearest clinics.

Source – Vanguard

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