Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lassa Fever kills one in Benue State

One person has died of Lassa Fever in Benue State, Commissioner for Health and Human Service, Sunday Ongbabo, said.

In a statement on Monday, he said that a combined surveillance team had already visited the area to prevent an outbreak.

Ongbabo said, “This is to alert members of the public that there is outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fever (Lassa) in the neighbouring states of Nasarawa, Taraba and Plateau.

“So far, 60 confirmed cases, with 16 deaths, have been recorded nationally. “Benue has confirmed one index case with one death.

“The combined surveillance team has already visited to comb the area for tracing.”

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