Again Lassa Fever Strikes, Kills Doctor, Nurse, Pregnant Woman

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The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan
Nok, on Monday said three persons affected by Lassa fever have been confirmed
dead at the Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local
Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to the Health Commissioner, a medical doctor, a
nurse and a pregnant woman are those killed.
Professor Nok explained to journalists that the doctor and
nurse showed signs of Lassa fever shortly after operating on a pregnant woman,
who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan, and died a few days
after they all tested positive to the disease.

Nok said the affected hospitals have been isolated in order
to trace the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased. He urged
residents not to panic, as government was on top of the situation.
Nok also advised residents to maintain personal hygiene
around their homes and to prevent rats from contaminating their foods with
faces and urine.

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