One Dead, Two Quarantined After Lassa Fever Breaks Out In Taraba

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Shortly after the government of Taraba State reported an
outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, the Commissioner of Health, Innocent
Vakkai, has confirmed that one person has died while two other people have been
quarantined and their blood samples taken to Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo
State for further confirmation.
Vakkai also added that the public need not panic over the
outbreak because the state government had responded promptly to it. He however
stated how the virus can be contacted. He said;
“People usually get infected with the Lassa Virus after
exposure to infected rodents, while person to person transmission occurs
through direct contact with the sick person”. 

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