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Lassa Fever Claims Three Lives in Kaduna State

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Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Kaduna State, at least three people have been confirmed dead at Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan Nok confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday.

He said that a medical doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman were among the deceased.

He said that the doctor and nurse showed signs of Lassa fever shortly after operating a pregnant woman who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan, and later died few days after they were tested positive to the deadly disease.

He said that the affected hospitals have been put under isolation with the intention of tracing the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased.

The Commissioner urged residents not to panic as government is on top of the situation, while he advised them to maintain personal hygiene around their homes.

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