I don’t know why people are like this…. Seven suspected Lassa fever patients on admission at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo, capital of Taraba State have VANISHED.
Dr Aisha Sani, the Chairperson, Lassa Fever Committee at the medical centre disclosed this today, saying that government is making frantic efforts to arrest the suspects.
“Seven persons had absconded. We are making frantic efforts to arrest and bring them back to the hospital before they infect others with the disease. We have our internal securities here, but the truth is that we need more to secure the Lassa fever unit,” Sani said.
So far, the deadly Lassa fever has claimed 14 lives in the state from January to date and about 80 people have died in Nigeria, overall.