Suspected Lassa fever cases recorded in Adamawa

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Lassa fever, currently being battled in some states across the country has been confirmed in Adamawa state with four suspected cases.

The Adamawa State government through the state Director for Public Health, Bwalki Dilli, confirmed the development.

Dilli however, said the four cases are still under diagnosis. “The patients were admitted at the state treatment centre located at Federal Medical Centre, Yola. Their samples have been taken and referred to the laboratory in Abuja, for diagnosis.

“When the final result is out we would inform the general public about the situation,” Dilli said.

He said the state government has taken preventive measures against the disease.

In a public statement on Saturday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said that as at 24th of January 2020, 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths had been reported in 11 states across the country.

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