Adamawa has confirmed outbreak of Lassa Fever In State

Adamawa has confirmed outbreak of Lassa Fever In State

Adamawa State Government has confirmed the death of a 29-year-old woman from Numan Local Government Area of the State as a result of the recent outbreak of Lassa fever.

The State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Professor Abdullahi Isa disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing the press on Lassa Fever outbreak.

Professor Abdullahi Isa explained that the index case of a 29-year-old woman was first seen as a gravid patient in a private health hospital in Yola, before referring her to the Federal Medical Center, there she expelled a macerated stillbirth.

He, however, admitted that after the laboratory test the woman was confirmed positive, while the three others tested negative for Lassa fever virus, “they were quarantined and discharged accordingly”.

The Commissioner said the Ministry of Health has assured the public of controlling the Lassa fever outbreak in the shortest possible time and called on the citizens to cooperate as the government can not do it alone.

He described Lassa fever as a highly infectious viral disease that is primarily transmitted from rodents (rats) to human and also from human to human. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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