Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever kills 4 in Plateau State

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Four persons have died as a result of Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever in Plateau State.

The State Commissioner for Health, Kuden Kamshak, confirmed this on Wednesday.

According to him, 22 suspected cases were taken for samples and thirteen were later confirmed to have the virus out which of four did not survive.

Kamshak further explained that the remaining patients are been managed at Bingham Teaching Hospital as well as the Jos University Teaching Hospital where they are responding to treatment.

He said the primary contacts are also being monitored by the surveillance team.

With the resurgence of the disease, the Federal Government has activated emergency response centres in the country.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in a statement signed by him on Tuesday.

The NCDC boss added that recent epidemiological data showed that the trend usually occurs during the dry season – between January and April.

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