Lassa Fever Kills Doctor, Nurse & Pregnant Woman In Kaduna

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Kaduna State government has confirmed the death of three people following an outbreak of Lassa fever.

The trio – a doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman, were confirmed dead at Saint Louis Specialist Hospital, Zonkwa, Zango Kataf local government area.



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 they died few days after testing positive to the deadly disease.

Nok disclosed 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. He urged them to maintain personal hygiene as well as keep their environment clean.

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