Lassa Fever hits Plateau state, 10 deaths confirmed – Commissioner

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Lassa fever Hit Plateau, 10 deaths Confirmed –  Commissioner

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kunden Deyin has confirmed that the state has recorded 28 new cases of Lassa fever with 10 deaths.

Dr Kunden said 64 cases were taken to the laboratory for confirmation out of which 28 were confirmed to be Lassa fever.

He said that one of the confirmed cases was imported from Kaduna State, adding that most of the affected persons are now responding to treatments.

He further advised people to report immediately to the nearest health facility whenever they had indications of any form of fever.

“Lassa fever presents like any other fever, with symptoms such as

headache, body pain and a general feeling of being unwell.

 Anyone who is feeling feverish should visit the hospital immediately.”

“Prompt presentation is the key to reducing the mortality rate associated with the disease, but most times, patients do come to the hospitals late.

Deyin also advised that people should learn to keep their environment

clean and ensure that it is rodent friendly at all times.

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