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Friday, 21 December 2018

Lassa fever hits Plateau

Three persons have been hospitalised at various hospitals following a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau State

Findings by our correspondent on Thursday revealed that the outbreak was first noticed at the Jos University Teaching Hospital when a patient was admitted.

It was learnt that the patient, an engineer, was later taken to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Jos before he was eventually moved to the National Hospital in Abuja where he died.

Sources at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos told our correspondent that one of the medical personnel who treated the deceased while in Jos was among the three persons being quarantined at the teaching hospital.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kuden Kamsha, said, “We are aware of the outbreak. Three people tested positive and have been quarantined.”
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