Lassa Fever Claims Doctor, Nurse, Pregnant Woman In Kaduna

Three persons, a doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman have died of Lassa Fever in Kaduna State. The Commissioner for health in the State, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok, told newsmen on Monday that the doctor and the nurse had symptoms of Lassa fever shortly after operating on the pregnant woman, who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan. He said the trio were confirmed dead at Saint Louis Specialist Hospital, Zonkwa, Zango Kataf local government area.

He said they died few days after testing positive to the deadly disease. The health commissioner revealed that the affected hospitals had been put under isolation, with a view to tracing the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased. Nok called on residents of the state not to panic. urging them to maintain personal hygiene as well as keep their environment clean.source:eReporter

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