Lassa fever has found it’s way to Yobe state.
Current stats have it that at least 3 People have died from the deadly disease and 100 detained and under monitoring at Lagos University teaching hospital (LUTH)
NOw Dr Bello Kawuwa, Yobe state Commissioner fro health made mention of four(4) people under quarantine and clinical analysis in Yobe state.
During a talk with newsmen, kawuwa said that in Damaturu seven people were initially held, but three had been discharged after clinical analysis. The commissioner said though, earlier results did not indicate that the four people have Lassa fever, a second laboratory test would be carried out on them.
‘About seven cases of suspected Lassa fever were reported in Yobe. They were subjected to normal clinical appraisal and three of the seven were looking less of Lassa fever. We will let you know when the result of the second laboratory test is released. We have isolated the cases to prevent unnecessary contact. Our epidemic response team has also gone to the affected communities to carryout contact-tracing as well as enlighten the people on how to deal with the situation’. Kawuwa said