One Dead, 81 Under Monitor Over Lassa Fever Outbreak In Adamawa

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Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State
By TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The Adamawa State Government has confirmed the out break of Lassa fever in the state.
The state Ministry of Health made the announcement through it’s information officer, Mr. Abubakar Muhammad after a crucial meeting with all Medical stakeholders in the state after one reported death case of a victim in the state .
According to him, report had shown that the late patient was an indigene of Adamawa State but working in Taraba State  who was brought for medication at a private hospital named Peace Hospital until his condition got worse where he was taken to Federal Medical Centre Yola.
Muhammad added that the victim died at the FMC Yola while being treated.
He stated that investigation by a medical team has established that 81 people including his family members, medical personnel and his friends had contact with him before his demise and are therefore placed under observation to curtail the spread of the disease.
The information officer explained that a diagnosis centre have since been introduced in the state calling on people to report any suspicious aliment with symptoms of Lassa fever for immediate attention.

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