One Dead, 15 Hospitalised, As Lassa Fever, Cholera Ravage Plateau

One Dead, 15 Hospitalised, As Lassa Fever, Cholera Ravage Plateau

By ThisDay on April 9, 2014
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File Photo: NIgerian hospital ward in Port Harcourt

One person has been confirmed dead and five others lying critically ill in two hospitals following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau State.

Confirming the outbreak and the death of one victim, the Deputy Director, Epidemiology in the State Ministry of Health, Dr Raymond Juryit, said there are cases of suspected Lassa fever in the state and  four  of the infected persons  are being treated at the  Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Jos, while  one other is hospitalised at a  hospital in  Jingri,  Bassa local government area of the state. He also confirmed that one person died of the fever at BUTH.

Juryit also said that the state government was taking necessary measures to prevent a spread of the outbreak and had already taken specimens for confirmation.

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